The creators of Fuller House didn’t need to make a great show, and they knew this. As expected, Fuller House is a mediocre show that is surfing on a massive tidal wave of nostalgia and John Stamos’s looks. These two things alone are enough to propel any show into success.
After all, nostalgia dominates Hollywood. We see a new reboot or sequel much more often than original movies- who doesn’t remember The Matrix: Reloaded/Revolutions, or the famous Rise of the Planet of the Apes (the sequel of a reboot prequel/origin story)? Fuller House was destined to succeed as soon as Full House marinated long enough in our tender, juicy memories.
And don’t get me started on John Stamos. That face can sell anything.
The show has received great reviews from its rabid fanbase and awful reviews from actual television critics. Sources tell us that reboots of Friends, Boy Meets World, Home Improvement, and Golden Girls are already in development.
— Donnie Rhoads