From 1987 to 1995, Full House was a TV phenomenon. The plot is about a widower who gets his brother in law and best friend to move in to help him take care of 3 very young daughters ages. For 8 seasons, millions of households tuned in, and it launched the careers of Bob Saget, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin, and the Olsen twins.
And now they’re back. Or at least most of them, as the Olsen twins aren’t fond of acting anymore. Netflix is putting up 13 episodes of Fuller House, which continues the original story.
Here are some facts you should know:
Should You Watch It?
If you grew up watching it during its original run, watching it seems like such a natural thing to do. You’ll get to know what happened next to your favorite characters after the show ended in 1995.
Remember, when Full House ended it was still a very popular show. It was still among the top 25 shows on TV, and in fact the finale was viewed by more than 24 million people. Compare that to the 5th season finale of Game of Thrones, which was seen by a little more than 8 million viewers.
Does it matter that the Netflix viewing numbers may not match the original? No, because that’s not the point. It’s like receiving a letter from a long lost friend in your home town, and now you get to find out what you’ve missed. What’s more, you get to see what they’re up to this time.
And it also helps that the cast looks good even after 21 years. John Stamos is still John Stamos, who fortunately didn’t go down the path that Mickey O’Rourke took. And Lori Loughlin looks as divine as ever.