FULLER HOUSE: 21 Questions We’re Still Asking About Season 1

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Now that the show’s been “on the air” for a week, we figure the usual spoiler grace period has subsided. So what better time to jump into some of the lingering questions we have after watching season 1 of Fuller House on Netflix?

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, here’s a list of some of the issues that made us scratch our heads about the 13-episode stint — and make us glad we’ve got some new Tanner fodder to talk about in the 21st century!

SPOILER ALERT: The following post contains spoilers for season 1 of Fuller House

  1. Does anyone actually miss Michelle? (Didn’t think so.)
  2. How perfect are Kimmy (Andrea Barber) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) as friends and now-business-partners? They probably thought they’d never see the day, but once you let someone pierce your ears illicitly, your fates are pretty much sealed.
  3. Did anyone else get a little wistful at seeing most of the ‘80s décor and fixtures in the Tanner house? Sure, there have been a few updates to the backsplashes and appliances, but the house sure feels as familiar as it did when it first aired.
  4. Are the Tanners irresponsible pet owners? Apparently they never got Comet neutered, given that they are now owners of Comet Jr. Jr’s offspring. Plus, DJ (Candace Cameron Bure) leaves Cosmo’s housebreaking training to a seven-year-old. For a veterinarian, DJ sure is… casual about her pet ownership!

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  5. How exactly did Stephanie afford the jet-set life she had before moving back in with her big sis? In the pilot, she’s visiting from London, and getting ready to head off to Ibiza and Brazil and places beyond, on first-class upgrades no less. Yet, a few episodes later, she admits she’s broke. Are European appearance fees for 30-something DJs that much more lucrative? (By the way, is she a prototypical millenial or what?)
  6. Straight talk: is Steve (Scott Weinger) a stalker? We’re as sentimental and nostalgic as the next person about rekindling past romances, but he was coming across as pretty desperate in his pursuit of his former love DJ. She’s just not that into you dude — especially not if you don’t give her her space!
  7. Is anyone else surprised Jesse (John Stamos) and Becky (Lori Loughlin) never had more kids? The original series ended with them deciding to expand their family, but 20 years later, they’re empty nesters with twins Nicky and Alex finishing college. Is there more to it, or is this just a continuity sacrifice for time constraints?

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  8. How did Nicky and Alex’s nursery magically move to the other side of the attic apartment in the decades since Jesse and Becky left it? And shrink to half its size, for that matter?
  9. Is there a reason why CSI’s (and All My Children vet) Eva LaRue was cast as Danny’s new wife Teri, only to appear in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo? Are there more plans in store for her in the newly-announced season 2?
  10. We’re all hoping they never, ever go there between Jackson (Michael Campion) and Ramona (Soni Bringas), right?
  11.  Max Fuller: this generation’s Alex P. Keaton?
  12.  What is baby Tommy staring at all the time, anyway?
  13. Who else is thrilled to see that the adults in Fuller House are allowed to act like, well, adults? Hitting the clubs, getting their drink and other substances on, playing the field, trading innuendo, and even discussing personal issues — the Tanners really have grown up.

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  14. Are we all stoked that Kimmy finally found a place for herself in the world? I always loved her self-assurance, but I remember that the rare moments of vulnerability we saw from her, particularly in the later years, broke my heart with their earnestness. How awesome is it that Gibbler Style Party Planning is a hit? If anyone knew fun, it was Kimmy.
  15.  The Kelly-Taylor-esque “I choose me” season finale may have been a copout for long-time fans, but aren’t we all a little relieved that at the very least, it means we get to focus on our three lovely ladies next year?
  16.  Anyone else curious about DJ’s late husband, firefighter Tommy? He must have been quite the guy to snag her, and we’d love to find out about what their life was like before he passed away.
  17. The next time the writers decide to appropriate a culture for a dance sequence, might it not be a good idea to, you know, include members of said culture in said scene performing said dance and not use it as an excuse to bare midriffs?
  18.  When will the Full(er) House universe acknowledge that there is, in fact, a sizeable and vibrant gay community in San Francisco, its fictional home? (I mean, Derek.) Enough with the same-sex kisses for laughs, it’s about time the show explored it for real. (At least one of the kids must have a friend with two daddies/mommies…) And before anyone objects, the show’s made references to masturbation, illegal drugs and sex, among other things, so it’s time to drop the “too mature” excuse.
  19. We’re glad the show is at least attempting to diversify the cast a little (e.g. Ramona, Fernando, Lola, Teri), but isn’t it about time they stop the white-washing as a whole? We hope there are more minorities in the guest cast next season, too.

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  20.  Since the show isn’t above revisiting recurring characters of old (like Harry Takayama), who do you want to see next? (Is Kathy Santoni on husband #3 by now?)
  21. We may have initially tuned in initially for old time’s sake, but admit it, you all got sucked into watching the Tanners a little older and wiser and having fun together, too. Are you as surprised as we were about how addictive TV’s corniest (we say that with love) family sitcom still is nearly thirty years on?

What did you guys think of Fuller House? And what has your mind racing about the upcoming season?

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