‘Full House’ was everyone’s favourite show back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, which prompted Netflix to reboot it as ‘Fuller House’. So, does this mean it is the end of an era?
Remember the Tanners, Uncle Jesse, and Joey? If you are from the 80s or if you have watched reruns on TV just like I have, you definitely know what I am talking about. Created by Jeff Franklin, the series was super successful and ran for 8 seasons between 1987 and 1995. Often referred to as ‘The Brady Bunch’ of the ‘90s, the series didn’t just have a solid viewership during its original broadcast but found even more popularity with syndicated reruns. The opening song “Everywhere You Look” pretty much became an anthem just as “I’ll be there for you” from the TV show ‘Friends’ did. Its popularity led Netflix to create a sequel called ‘Fuller House’ with the younger cast of the original sitcom.
Now that ‘Fuller House’ is over, does that mean this is the end of the ‘Full House’ legacy.
- ‘Full House’: Eight seasons of heart-felt comedy
- ‘Fuller House’: The Tanner girls came back with a bang
- The legacy
‘Full House’: Eight seasons of heart-felt comedy
‘Full House’ (1987-1995) was one of the most popular television sitcoms of its time. The show featured Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) raising his three daughters with his brother-in-law, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and best friend, Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), after his wife’s death in a car accident. It became America’s favourite family and ran for 8 full seasons on ABC. The show focused on the importance of family and friendship and made the viewers wish for a family just like the Tanners.
It didn’t deal with too many controversial topics and I guess that somewhat prevented it from reaching the iconic status that shows like ‘The Brady Bunch’ and ‘Growing Pains’ were fortunate enough to see, but the show never really lost its magic touch throughout its run. The credit goes to the writers, for sure, who made people fall in love with every single character on the show.
Every single “Wake up, San Francisco”, “Have mercy”, “How rude”, and Joey’s imitation of Popeye the sailor man, made the viewers want more and more of this chirpy household.
‘Fuller House’: The Tanner girls came back with a bang
‘Fuller House’ was a spin-off of the popular series that ran for 5 seasons from 2016 till this year. The show was produced by Netflix and revolved around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), her younger sister, Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin), and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), the entire junior cast of the 1987 show. Saget, Stamos, and Coulier starred in recurring roles in the new show.
After 2 seasons, the show replaced Franklin with Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar, as showrunners, after complaints of misconduct.
The series found success with ‘Full House’ fans as people were very excited to see the young cast all grown-up, with their own kids. It made its viewers nostalgic and reminisce so many moments from the 1987 sitcom. Despite receiving negative to mixed reviews from the critics, the series did relatively well with the audiences. After 5 seasons the series finally came to an end this year, in 2020.
Both ‘Full House’ and ‘Fuller House’ were audience favourites and found widespread popularity.
The quirkiness of the characters was infectious. When it came to ‘Full House’, every single episode featured the perfect father, Danny, the perfect uncle, Jesse, the perfect friend, Joey, and the perfect kids gave the viewers a life lesson to cherish. At the end of 8 seasons, you realized the incredible journey you had been a part of.
The show made you laugh and cry and gave a new spin to single parenthood, much ahead of its time. ‘Fuller House’ only took the legacy forward and the brand came a full circle with its end. This may be the end of the series for now, but you never know when we might just get to see all our favourite stars on the screen once again. Till then, do not forget to binge-watch both the shows on Netflix!
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