Full House will be returning as a Netflix show that takes place approximately the same amount of time that the show has been off the air. I am conflicted on this. I will explain why in a second. The show promoted a very wholesome (obviously unrealistic) view on a very slightly different take on a San Franciscan family. The original concept had the biological widowed father Danny Tanner (Bob Sagat) and his best friend Joey Gladstone (David Coulier) and brother in-law Jessy Katsopolis (John Stamos) all help him raise his three daughters in his very spacious home. Surprisingly, very limited gay jokes came up for this premise. The new show is a role reversal with Danny’s eldest daughter, D.J. (Candice Cameron Bure), who is now a widow herself with three kids. She moves out on her own and is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend/neighbor Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). The three of them are going to try and do their best at raising the three kids in a new home away from their original caregivers.
The original show had so much cheesiness and good loving happiness. Watching an episode today is almost painful. It definitely caters to a crowd that did enjoy a family sitcom that did not rely solely on shock value and political statements, like so many shows of today. There was rarely a financial issue, or any major dilemma that could not be solved by the end of the episode. Again, it is unrealistic, but sometimes we really need this unrealistic fantasy to let us think that there could be some true happiness in the world. I would not criticize that aspect. The problem I am having with this show is that one of the stars, Candice Cameron Bure, is just as conservative as her big brother Kirk Cameron. And her conservative views have been reflected with her comments and statements in regards to same sex couples rights with conflicting interest in her strongly devoted religious life. It is disappointing to hear that someone who promote such high ideals with society is not as open minded to promote equality. But many people involved in certain religious ideals just do not open their views to other peoples lives and do not accept differences. Not all conservative religious people are like that, but many are.
Will I watch this new version of Full House 20 Years Later? Ehhh…I do have Netflix. I could possibly give an episode a go just to test the waters. It is not on my priority list of things to do, but it is something that I am slightly curious about. The Olsen Twins will not be on the series because they do not consider themselves actors anymore, but the preview below does explain their absence. Are you going to watch the show?