‘Full House’ is ‘Fuller’ two decades later


The Tanner family is back at it again after a 21-year absence from the screen.

“Full House” left holes in the hearts of its fans with its series finale in 1995, but “Fuller House” just may fill that gap. A sequel to one of the most beloved sitcoms of the ’80s and ’90s, it is one of the most anticipated Netflix releases of the year.

With the same premise as its original series, “Fuller House” follows D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure), who faces the same struggles her father Danny (Bob Saget) endured raising his family.

D.J. is a recently widowed mother trying to raise three young boys, which makes her realize the struggles of being a single mom.

D.J. decides she needs to move back home for help. To help D.J. along the way, her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and childhood friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) move into their old home with D.J.

Having a childhood best friend and a family member come to help raise children is exactly what happened to Danny as recent widower, as he enlisted the help of brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and childhood friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier).

Viewers of “Fuller House” can expect returning cast members, including the Elvis-loving Uncle Jesse and Joey, the stand-up comic and impressionist.

Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) will also return with her and Jessie’s twins, Nicky and Alex (Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit). Joining Aunt Becky and the twins will be D.J.’s high school sweetheart, the fridge-raiding former wrestler Steve Hale (Scott Weinger).

Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) will not appear in the series to offer any “You got it, dudes” to the fans. However, her presence will be mentioned throughout the show.

The episodes begin streaming Friday on Netflix.