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Fuller House: The Complete First Season (2016/Warner DVD Set)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Episodes: C+

I was a child of the '90s and grew up watching Full House with my family and now, Netflix revives the series with Fuller House. Getting all (save the Olsen Twins) of the original cast back together including Bob Saget, John Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Lori Loughin, Scott Weigner, Dave Coulier, and others, the Tanner Family has truly been reunited.

The show has been a hit with its target audience and while it suffers from corny jokes and life lessons learned through dumb mistakes and misunderstandings (now to mention a distracting laugh track), the spirit of the original Jeff Franklin-produced series has returned with some updated pop culture references and the formula that made the show a hit back in the day. Even the opening title sequence has even been modernized with a split screen comparison of what the cast looks like then and now, which is interesting even if the updated theme song isn't.

Thirteen episodes span two discs including Our Very First Show Again, Moving Day, Funner House, The Not-So-Great Escape, Mad Max, The Legend of El Explosivo, Ramona's Not So Epic Party, Secrets Lies and Firetrucks, War of the Roses, A Giant Leap, Partnerships in the Night, Save the Dates, and Love is In The Air.

DJ Tanner (Cameron) has essentially become her father Danny - also a widow with three young kids in her young age. Finding herself under the same roof as her family again we are reunited with Danny Tanner (Saget), Uncle Joey (Coulier), Uncle Jesse (Stamos), her sister Stephanie (Sweetin) and of course her neighbor Kimmy Gibbler (Barber).

The show is presented on disc in standard definition with a 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track that looks and sounds fine for the format. I would say that the presentation is comparable to the original Netflix broadcast which was also presented uncut and commercial free.

No extras.

Fans of '90s nostalgia have flocked to the show and for what it is works fine, however, Fuller House isn't more than just a retread of the original series with standard sitcom formula.

- James Lockhart



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