1. It doesn’t induce nostalgia for the original series, but rather the opposite of it.
The show’s pilot season is basically a rehash of their memorable bits, and dropping not so subtle truth bombs that becomes old after the first minute. So yes, the pilot episode was cringe-worthy but I wavered on, hoping that the rest of the show will get better. It did not. The script itself was cringe-worthy and I had to wonder how I watched seasons of the original show and not get annoyed by it.
2. The show focused on the wrong character.
I love DJ Tanner, but this DJ Tanner was very different. I think Candace Cameron Bure was trying too hard to be funny, but her character was not funny and likable. I feel like she’s being written to be a bit like Danny Tanner, but not funny. I have a lot of problems with her character; she’s the only character whom I found to be kind of annoying. Everyone else was a bit likable, even if they definitely played the supporting character to DJ Tanner’s life.
3. The show also lost its focus, particularly on what made the original show special.
The original show had a lot of heartwarming moments and life lessons, but it lacked all of it here. I feel like I was watching one of those lackluster family sitcoms that lacked content and growth. Even if I wanted the show to carve out its own show path, I think it should have kept the heart of the original show. Instead, they kept mining in the old jokes and those ‘truth bombs’ throughout its 13-episode run. Even the presence of the old cast members didn’t help liven up the show. They also had gimmicks, and tried new things but the jokes really fell flat.
4. That laugh track.
I think the most headache inducing thing in this show aside from DJ Tanner, is the laugh track that kept on playing throughout the show. The jokes aren’t funny, and a laugh track being that noticeable is not good for any show; I think it does say something to the quality of the show. Although that might be just me.
When I binge-watch something especially in short form television, I expected to be hooked at least a third in, or at least the show to find its footing a few episodes in. It did not happen through the run, and I was left disappointed and wasted most of my time. Some of the episodes were all right, but most of the time the show felt lost, or that the storyline didn’t make much sense as it progressed. There’s not much character growth, and it definitely lost that charm that made Full House a loveable show. Just watch the original show; I think it stood the test of time.