I don’t know about y’all, but if you’re of like gender and age, I am guessing there is a good chance you also spent your weekend reliving your youth and binge watching Fuller House. It was like a cheesecake. I swear I’ll only eat a piece a day. And before I know it, the cheesecake is gone and Netflix was suggesting I watch Saved By the Bell. No thank you, I’ll be not so patiently waiting for the next installment of Fuller House. Cheesy? Yes. Predictable? Always. More endearing than ever, and if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself laughing and crying in the most sentimental of ways. The reviews I read online weren’t the best, but they didn’t damper my unwavering loyalty to the heartwarming show I can still recite twenty years later. Is it really 20 years? Also, what happened to the family friendly shows like good old Full House, 7th Heaven, and Gilmore Girls? Luckily two of my three favorites are getting a remake, and you will find me equally excited when Gilmore Girls returns and I can relive my teenage years on another Netflix binge. Now onto the reasons Fuller House made my heart sing with nostalgic joy…
The updated, yet classic Tanner house. The blue gingham curtains, the couch, the layout of the house, the pencil bed. The big old dining table that fits everyone for family meals. The swinging kitchen door, still used for eavesdropping on juicy conversations and barging in during awkward moments. All of the 90’s memories, now with stainless steel appliances, gallery walls, and iPhones.
Candace Cameron Bure. One of my favorite celebrities, even before any mention of Fuller House. She’s outspoken about her faith, gorgeous, fit, mom of three, and married to a professional hockey player/hockey mom. If she didn’t have another million followers on Instagram, I really think we could be friends. So putting her as the central character for the show really drew me in. And then marrying her to a public servant? Of course they did. I was hooked.
All of The Bachelor references. One on one dates, the final rose ceremony. All of it. And the Dancing With the Stars references. I found myself surprised at how updated the script was, and updated with references that I actually recognized. Because I’m usually that one nodding and smiling with no idea what people are talking about. Not this time, though. I actually knew what I was laughing about.
The whole cast. Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky. Danny and Uncle Joey. Stephanie & Kimmy Gibbler, who has some serious party planning talent. I was taking mental notes for future birthday parties. They were all there, except Michelle, of course. Even Comet Jr. Jr.’s new puppy, Cosmo.
I’ve already convinced the husband to watch with me when he gets home from deployment. I’ll gladly be re-watching each episode, and this time I won’t have to rewind them on the VHS to watch them! And just for fun, a little glimpse into the 90’s… The red hair wasn’t only from Steve’s side of the family. I think Mitchell looks a whole lot like my little brother, is it just me? Either way, my kids were destined to be gingers 😀
We’ll be having a laid-back, easy going weekend while everyone [except me, oh-so-thankfully not me] recovers from what I’m about 80% sure is hand-foot-mouth. Since their hands, feet, and mouths are broken out in blistery rashes. Seems like the logical explanation to me. Apparently this was not covered by the chicken pox vaccine, darn it. Maybe someday I’ll post a picture of the time I got chicken pox at Halloween and my parents dressed me up like a chicken. But probably not. Happy Saturday night to you!