I am a big fan of rewatching old shows. I’ve recently done a rewatch on Sex and the City, The Hills, and Friends. I even tried to rewatch Mad About You, but Netflix took it away before I could finish. away before I could finish. So, when I heard that Full House was making a comeback, I was glad it was one of the first of Netflix’s clever “revival” shows, and I knew that it to be my next show! (And I wrote a little something about that here)
My favourite thing about rewatching shows like this is that I can watch them all in a row and I don’t have to wait to get new episodes. It’s super handy that all 8 seasons are on Netflix. It’s also great that they’re only about 23 minutes long, so I could periodically watch an episode while I ate lunch or nursed my daughter, and not feel like I’m making a huge commitment.
That being said, Netflix is pulling Full House off of Canadian Netflix in approximately one week on February 15, so if this is the way you watch the show, you better do it quick!! But it’s pretty perfect timing, because Fuller House starts February 26! So there’s still lots of time to rewatch Full House before that happens, and here’s why you should:
- To reacquaint yourself with the characters
Who are the Tanners? What happened to their mom? Why is Kimmy Gibbler always there? And why does Joey Gladstone live there, too? All these questions can be answered by starting at season one of Full House!
But for real, a reminder of where these characters came from the last time we were all together in the Full House is a great idea because it will remind you why you loved the show in the first place, this tight knit family!
Also, to reacquaint yourself with that House!! That house is MASSIVE! It starts out with a regular garage, that gets turned into a bedroom, that gets turned into a music studio. And an attic, which gets turned into an ad agency, which gets turned into an apartment. Plus the layout is pretty interesting. Honestly, I would love to be able to check out the inside of that house.
- To see the great (and not so great) late 80’s/early 90’s fashion
Oh man, some of these outfits are hilarious. Others, are pretty on point even right now. Knowing how to tell the difference is a big thing though. Generally speaking, Aunt Becky has pretty great style. The girls start out with the terrible late 80’s kids clothes, and eventually get to wear the stylish 90’s grunge looks that you can find on Tumblr today!
- To remember why it’s actually a good thing Michelle is not going to be there
I would have to say that Michelle and Joey are tied for the two most annoying characters on the show. So, it’s not really bad that the Olsen twins won’t be returning for Fuller House (and nor will their sister, who does look a lot like them), it’s actually a blessing. Sorry, Michelle fans! She’s the worst!
- To be excited that it looks like DJ is going to be the main character of Fuller House
DJ Tanner, on the other hand, is probably the best character on the show. Maybe tied with Aunt Becky. It totally makes sense that she would be at the centre of the new version of the show, too. I wrote more about why DJ is the best in my last post about Full House.
- For the cheese factor
You can’t rewatch this show without noticing how totally and utterly cheesy it is. Mostly in a good way, but I know people who tried to watch this show again but couldn’t based on how cheesy it is. Maybe it’s my pregnancy hormones, or maybe I just didn’t mind it that much, but I rather enjoyed the cheese. Just don’t watch it expecting it to be a very serious show. It is incredibly cheesy. Going in knowing that will make it that much more enjoyable.
Alternatively, if you want to remember what kinds of shennanigans the Tanners got themselves into, but you don’t really have the time to rewatch 8 full seasons.. you can always just read this blog – Full House Reviewed. They even review the unofficial Full House Lifetime move! Though I must warn you, it is mostly mocking the show, so if that’s not what you’re into I wouldn’t recommend it ;)
Are you excited for the release of Fuller House? I’m really excited, and I’m also pretty excited to see what other shows will be remade, too! Let me know what you think in the comments, I’m hoping for Gilmore Girls!