We're definitely a little skeptical about the reboot of Fuller House that's set to air on Netflix in late February 2016. It's not that we aren't excited; it's just that we've been burned by hotly anticipated sequels before. (Does Anchorman 2 ring any bells?) Sequels and remakes almost never live up to the original, and the premise of Fuller House doesn't quite seem unique enough to forge its own path without the ghost of Full House looming in the background.
You've all been wondering: Is Fuller House good? Well, we have some predictions that will help you make up your mind. It looks like the show is going to be a carbon copy of the original, which could easily turn the series into yet another disappointing remake. Having the characters reuse the same catchphrases might be charming at first, but listening to a grown woman whine about "how rude" her family is will probably get annoying very quickly. And don't even get us started on the ridiculous "Whip/Nae Nae" video that the Tanner sisters and Kimmy Gibbler shared on the show's Facebook page.Do you think Fuller House is going to live up to the hype? Check out this list of reasons why Fuller House is probably going to be bad, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
How Is It Possible That DJ Tanner's Life Is Exactly the Same as Her Dad's?
Candice Cameron Bure revealed in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that the premise of Fuller House is going to be identical to the beginnings of Full House. Like Danny Tanner before her, Cameron Bure's character, DJ, is going to be a widowed mother of three at the beginning of the series. She turns to her sister, Stephanie Tanner, and their former next-door neighbor, Kimmy Gibbler, to help raise her family. Netflix originally intended for DJ to be pregnant with her third child in the first episode of the new series, but decided that the concept was "too dark" for the show.
What are the odds that Danny Tanner and DJ Tanner would lead such parallel lives? What are the odds that the daughter of a widower, forced to look after his ever-growing family in a small, suburban house would grow up to live out the same fate? We get that they're trying to draw a parallel that viewers will relate to, but come on. Couldn't they have been just a little more imaginative?
There's Really No Reason Why Anybody Needs to Whip/Nae Nae
In a bizarre Facebook promotional video, Candice Cameron Bure, Andrea Gibson, and Jodie Sweetin prove that they've been locked away in a weird Full House time capsule somewhere by dancing to "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silentó. We get that they're trying to appeal to a new generation of Fuller House fans, but these kinds of desperate grabs for the youth vote are especially cringe-worthy.
The Plot Is Playing It Safe by Being Identical to the Original
Scream Queens and call it a day. However, the plot is nearly identical to the original; DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy are the new Danny, Joey, and Jesse. John Stamos revealed in an interview that they almost went a different direction with the plot of the show. He told the series creator, Jeff Franklin, in an interview: "In the beginning, there was a lot of talk of having the girls move into an apartment and do a Sex and the City kind of thing. We thought of everything. Then we were like, 'No, we have to rebuild that house.'"
We Are Very Tired of Hearing About Jodie Sweetin's Former Meth Addiction
After Full House ended in 1995, Jodie Sweetin's life took a turn for the worst when she became addicted to crystal meth. Sweetin wrote all about her issues with drugs and alcohol in her 2009 memoir, unSweetined. She admitted to trying wine for the first time at Full House co-star Candice Cameron Bure's wedding, and allegedly did a bunch of coke at one of Mary-Kate and Ashley's film release parties.All of the press surrounding Fuller House has been a great excuse for tabloids, magazines, and entertainment news sites to dig up all the gritty details of Sweetin's past and use them to get people interested in the show. We've been hearing about how the aftermath of Full House destroyed her life since 2009, and it's kind of old news at this point. If we see one more article that uses Sweetin's past drug addiction to draw viewers in for the Full House reboot, we're going to lose it. It's a cheap ploy, and frankly, we're sick of talking about it.