Fuller House: The Farewell Season Review: Gives justice to the reboot, not the original show
Aparnna Hajirnis -
What is it about?
Season 5 of Fuller House begins with, Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and Jimmy Gibbler (Adam Hagenbuch) returning home with their baby girl after Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) gave birth to Stephanie's baby after being a surrogate for her. With the end looming, the first part also saw the heartwarming and beautiful proposal DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) arranged for herself (she thought she was doing it for Kimmy) when Steve Hale (Scott Weinger), DJ's high school boyfriend, finally asked her for her hand in marriage after waiting for over 30 years.
With all three ladies finally engaged, the agenda for the finale was set in- A triple wedding. They began planning for their respective weddings and their mutual planning leads up to a beautiful wedding that's put together at the last minute after plenty of things go wrong in the series finale, as is expected in any rom-com.
With this being Fuller House's final season, it's nice to see the writers try something new and unexpected, and while the circumstances that bring the guys together is somewhat crazy, it's pretty enjoyable if viewers suspend their disbelief a little. For curious viewers, there are some great dance sequences throughout the first nine episodes, and I'm not sure what's my favourite. There are two significant cameos with actors playing versions of themselves. All I'll say is that Full House was great, Fuller House was ridiculous.
Performance and direction
The old cast of Full Houe, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), and Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) -- with the noted exception of Jesse's wife, Becky (Lori Loughlin) appear in several episodes. All three of them walk the brides down the aisle, which they clearly missed in the original series. Then there are the men of 'Fuller House', Steve, Jimmy, and Kimmy's beau, Fernando Hernandez-Guerrero-Fernandez-Guerrero (Juan Pablo Di Pace) who get to spend more scenes together this time around as the men have their tuxedo fittings and their bachelor party in an axe-throwing club.
The direction and writing by far are one of the weakest links in the series. Not that the acting is any good either. The actors have been given far too corny and cheesy dialogues and they seem to be struggling to reprise their old roles. The main plot just doesn't seem convincing enough. The child actors barely have any screen time as compared to their parents, and while old Full House had equal storylines for kids and adults, Fuller House centres only on adults. Candace, Jodie and Andrea just don't seem comfortable in this grown-up avatars and don't do justice to the reprise in any way.
Music and other departments
The songs played in the show are quite nostalgic if you have grown up listening to the 90s music. Some recent tracks have also been played in the show, but largely some of the 80s and 70s music is the one you can look forward to, if you watch Fuller House.
It is nostalgic for the people who grew up watching Full House.
To name a few! For once the show is way to unrelatable, seems synthetic and lacks good storylines. For a show based on coming-of-age, it doesn't seem to have that aspect at all.
Did I Enjoy It?
Not really. The last episodes handle to do ‘Fuller Home’ justice. Even when the reboot will not be as beloved as the original, we nonetheless received to see DJ, Steph, Kimmy, and Steve all grown up and dwelling their grownup lives — one thing we do not usually get to see with many favourite childhood tv exhibits. Maybe Netflix would possibly revisit bringing again the Tanner-Fuller-Gibbler households for an additional run to give these households a farewell with extra closure.
Do I recommend it?
Not at all.
|Synopsis :||In a continuation of Full House (1987), D.J. Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.'s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy's teenage daughter all move in to help raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller.|
|Cast :||Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Soni Nicole Bringas, Dashiell and Fox Messitt, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Scott Weinger, John Brotherton, Ashley Liao, Adam Hagenbuch|
|Directors :||Candace Cameron Bure, Lynn M. McCracken, Jodie Sweetin, Jody Margolin Hahn|
|Producer/s :||John Stamos, Kelly Sandefur, Coral Hawthorne, David A. Arnold, Candace Cameron Bure|
|Cinematographer (DoP) :||Gregg Heschong|
|Production House :||Jeff Franklin Productions, Miller-Boyett Productions|
|Music :||Jesse Frederick, Bennett Salvay|
|Total number of seasons :||5||Total number of episodes :||66|
|Season No.:||5||No. of episodes this season :||18|
|Episode Duration (minutes) :||36|
|Digital Premiere Date :||June 2, 2020|