For months Netflix and the cast of the ‘90s show “Full House” have been endlessly promoting the reboot of the fan-favorite series, “Fuller House.” On February 26, Netflix subscribers — or anyone with access to a Netflix username and password — can finally get a look at the show’s long-rumored revival that has now come to fruition. The problem? If you believe a solid number of seasoned TV reviewers, the show is not very good. To be more precise, it’s pretty awful.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Daniel Fienberg scathes, “It's doubtful that there will be a more painful 2016 TV episode than the ‘Fuller House’ pilot, which takes an inexcusable 35 minutes to establish a plot that is just an inversion of the original ‘Full House’ premise.”
Deadline’s Dominic Patten calls the show a “Potemkin village,” writing it is apparent why Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played baby Michelle in the original, opted to steer clear.
“Maybe we know now why the Olsen twins decided to not participate. And it’s a real shame because ‘Fuller House’ starts off so well, with almost everyone else from ‘Full House’ on board and back in that Bay Area home… but unfortunately the adults basically become absentee landlords after the first episode and the series sags fast.”