Vodcast: Is Fuller House Bad TV?

What is one to make of Fuller House?

The much-anticipated reboot/sequel/continuance of the popular 80s sitcom, Full House, has been widely panned since making its debut on Netflix a few weeks ago, and there are a few theories as to why that is.

Some found it just plain bad. They didn’t like the acting … or the jokes … or the laugh track … or much of anything. Others were put off by the perception that the show was introducing inappropriate content unfitting for children and that was a departure from the show’s family friendly roots. But some fans defended the show: Hey, Full House was never exactly prestige TV, even back in its glory days. And perhaps it always had some uncomfortable content, too: Maybe we just don’t remember it.

Which, actually, is a very interesting point. Is Fuller House actually worse than Full House was? Have we white-washed the original in our memories? Or is it that our sensitivities have just shifted in focus?

Let’s talk about that.

Who wrote this?

Jake Roberson is Plugged In’s social media manager and strategist. He’s the father of four children and husband of one wife, and he quite likes life that way. He also likes writing about entertainment, pop culture, dadhood … and food. He’s also a former Guinness World Record holder for participating in the largest hacky sack circle. Catch up with him on Twitter @jake_roberson

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