Fuller House: Trailer Review

Jack Magargee

Nostalgia hit me like a truck.

Fuller HouseFull House was the show that EVERY person below twenty watched. That explains why Fuller House is the show you always knew would happen in the back of your mind. It was just a matter of when.

With the original cast returning and some new younglings joining the Tanner family, the show promises to be a new take on an old classic.

Fuller House appears to be in the same house as its predecessor. The people at Netflix seem to love banking on the nostalgia of millennials.

The trailer starts off with the perfect frame: the iconic Golden Gate Bridge which also happened to be in the iconic opening for the original. It really forces you to start to hum: ‘Everywhere you look, everywhere you go….’

From there, it’s pretty much all downhill. Seeing the age of some members of the cast is a slap to the face. I watched Full House when I was a baby. Why aren’t I like 40?

I have to say that as much as I love the originals, I don’t love the new kids. The cheesy jokes work just fine with 30+ year olds in the show but with the teenagers, it’s just annoying.

As much as everyone secretly wants this show, I’m legitimately scared for it. Don’t get me wrong, I want nothing else than for this show to succeed. But if they blow this, there is no way they try it again. The original was almost too good to make a follow-up.

I love the concept, and I think it’s amazing they could get so many cast members back. I am a closet Full House fan and I’m going to hold Fuller House to an even higher standard than the original – because after all, their budget must be huge on Netflix.

Overall, the trailer did not wow me. I feel like the only selling point of the show is nostalgia and the former success in the franchise.

Following in almost the exact steps as one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, Fuller House has some lofty shoes to fill. It hits Netflix on February 26.