By Sam Lurie
Nostalgia for the good old days of television manifests itself in several ways: the heartrending thought of not hearing Urkel of “Family Matters” ask, “Did I do that?” along with the tears shed over the lack of any “Friends” reunion. Fortunately, the pain should slightly subside knowing that “Fuller House” is now on Netflix.
“Fuller House” is a sequel to the beloved series “Full House,” which ran from 1987 to 1995. Most of the original cast members remain, except for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who decided not to reprise their shared role as Michelle Tanner.
The star of the show this time around is recently widowed D.J. Tanner, played by Candace Cameron Bure, who lost her husband in a firefighting accident. She reaches out to the family and her childhood best friend for help raising her children. Instead of Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) raising three daughters with his two friends, Jesse (John Stamos) and Joey (David Coulier), D.J. lives with her three sons, sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and childhood best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).
This season has 13 episodes, and has been a hit with sentimental viewers who can’t get enough of the Tanners’ antics; it even got renewed for another season. “Same show, different decade,” says CNN. Catch it on Netflix now.