Fuller House: Season 1 Reviews

Jul 2, 2018
Netflix revival series is an irritating mix of sappy and meta.
Sep 26, 2016
It's selling nostalgia hard, but nostalgia for what? Simply because something had popularity for a time does not guarantee it a place in the history books.
Feb 29, 2016
As Thomas Wolfe said, you can't go home again. As Kimmy Gibbler might say, you can't go home again, because if you do, you might become trapped, haunted by hollow laughter from unseen phantoms ringing in your ears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Feb 29, 2016
There are enough bad sitcoms to while away a quiet hour (paging Dr Ken), you don't need one that happens to be stale as well.
Feb 26, 2016
Fuller House is a nostalgia play better accomplished by a Jimmy Fallon sketch than a 13-episode series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Feb 26, 2016
By lazily throwing everything at the wall without a single element sticking, Fuller House stands as a threat to memories of an older generation and future memories of a younger one. How rude, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Feb 26, 2016
Netflix's Fuller House is not good, but that's arguably the best thing the show has going for it.
Feb 26, 2016
The success of Fuller House at capturing the precise spirit of its parent series is nothing to celebrate if it means more revivals of things that worked once and fewer big, risky attempts at making things that work now.
Feb 26, 2016
The jokes continue to be really bad and the situations way too contrived, but it's sort of nice to see that DJ has become a veterinarian and that she has real parenting issues.
Feb 26, 2016
Fuller House never justifies its own existence, let alone why the uninitiated should give it a chance.
Feb 25, 2016
As revivals go it is more than usually successful and true to the spirit of its predecessor. (Creator Jeff Franklin is again in charge.) And there are lovely performances from the new adults in the room, Sweetin especially.
Feb 25, 2016
Fuller House's great achievement is that it is not the absolute worst show in history. That cannot possibly be reason enough to make something.
Feb 25, 2016
It represents a new low in the current culture's inability to leave behind the blankies, binkies and wubbies of one's youth.
Feb 25, 2016
The only way this ugly, dispiriting process stops, or rather the only way to get away from it, is to turn it off and move on to something else. Which, y'know, we already did, I thought, two decades ago.
Feb 25, 2016
This is still a show where 'Bring it in' singles a trademark group hug. So maybe we can all just get along with that and let Fuller House serve the audience that's happy to see it back.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Feb 25, 2016
I guess with the good comes the mind-numbingly bland. Watching these three actresses - Bure, Sweetin, and Barber - play the same shtick they played as kids is disheartening.
Feb 24, 2016
It's lazily constructed kitsch that isn't worth your time or affection.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Feb 24, 2016
Fuller House doesn't deserve mercy. The show isn't just bad, it borders on the obscene, as much an affront to those bemused by a reboot of the sitcom that anchored ABC's once-mighty T.G.I.F. comedy block as those receptive to it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Feb 24, 2016
Fuller House scrambles the normal critical circuitry. It is bad, but in a manner so in keeping with the original that to harp on its badness feels like meanness, akin to insulting a three-legged dog for not having four.
Feb 24, 2016
It's not necessary to know every nuance of the original 1987-95 family sitcom to enjoy Fuller House... But longtime fans are certain to get more out of the show because they'll recognize every familiar face and get every inside joke.