Today is the day. Fuller House is finally here! I can't wait to binge watch every episode. Seriously, when I was growing up it was all about Friday night television. I would be outside playing and once the porch light came on, I knew to get inside because that meant TGIF!
Full House led the line up for young kid- family programing on Friday nights. It was followed by Step By Step, Family Matters and Perfect Strangers. The lineup changed some through the years but the Tanners were on our television every Friday. When the show originally appeared, I was in grade school. I related a lot to Michelle at first and then Stephanie because of the closeness in age. This family was totally cool to me.
When I was a kid living in West Virginia watching the Tanners in San Francisco I never dreamed that one day I would be living in California and only a stone's throw from S.F. When I first moved out here that's one of the first things that I did. I traveled to the famous row houses known as the painted ladies and stood across from the houses and in the spot their well known picnic took place.
Every time I drive into San Francisco and see the Golden Gate I remember sitting in my parents house watching Full House. Maybe I watched the show at a very formidable age but I think I'll always enjoy the show and what it represented. My wildest dreams came true and now I can see the bridge in person any time I want.
You can imagine my delight when I heard they were going to make a reboot of Full House. I was slightly cringing because remakes can be horrible if their not done right. When I heard the entire cast besides the Olsen twins was returning I knew we were in for a real treat. The build up for the entire season to be available all at once on Netflix has been amazing. Millions of people just like me who are now adults can't wait to see the show. Generations of kids after me have grown up watching it in syndication. Uncle Jesse still looks good, Danny is still being Danny and Joey is still saying his catch phrase Cut it out! Even the pesky neighbor Kimmy is going to grace the screen again.
I for one will be watching it today! How about you? Were you a big Full House fan? Fuller House... here I come!