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STUDIO: Warner Home Video
RATED: Not Rated
RUNNING TIME: 575 Minutes
SPECIAL FEATURES: None
Seven times more wholesome then the first season.
Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, Mary Kate and Ashley Olson.
What’s changed since I reviewed Season 5 of Full House? Not much, I suppose. This type of show isn’t exactly one where characters change as the season progresses. No amount of conflict is going to show-alteringly change any character. Just because Danny Tanner has a girlfriend now, doesn’t mean that he’s going to actually change.
In lieu of that, this review will be a bit different. It’ll be a review/retrospective/where are they now type thing. Enjoy…maybe.
I lied before when I said that some things didn’t change. The twins of Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky have grown up quite a bit. They’re still relegated to the teaser before the opening credits, though, as they still can’t for coherent sentences. They do something cute, usually with Uncle Joey (Coulier) and then they’re gone for the rest of the episode.
The Wachowski’s got nothin’ on this.
DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle Tanner haven’t changed much either, except for that now Michelle gets a few more plot lines this time around. Candace Cameron, aka DJ Tanner, is pretty much relegated to being the no nonsense character of the group. She gets the un-envious task of being pretty much the only character in the show without a sense of humor, except for maybe Danny Tanner. Stephanie, played by Jodie Sweetin, is again the most tolerant peppy character in the show. She looks like she’s having a lot of fun, though little did she know that a scant seven or eight years later she’d be in rehab. Michelle is still surprisingly young in these episodes. She can talk just fine, but she’s still used as a punch line. This is probably around the time when the Mary Kate and Ashley Olson Phenomenon was taking off, so she was given a few more episodes that centered around Michelle’s character this time around.
Where are they now? Obscurity, for the most part. I’m including Mary Kate and Ashley Olson in that category as well. They went the way of Lohan, maybe not as far down, but still…they don’t deserve much. It’s weird to think that the youngest stars of the show are no longer working, while the veterans of the cast are still showing up in new television shows.
Dave Coulier is still relegated to impressions and being a man-child. To his credit, he looks like he’s having fun at the “height” of his career. Bob Saget, as always, looks like he doesn’t care, as he’s probably too busy thinking of sub-par Farce of the Penguins jokes and writing down every single witty retort he can for You vs. 100.
Stamos, you sly dog, you.
John Stamos is, ultimately, the star of the show. Amidst an ocean of cheese, he is a steadying presence of cool and charm; though any episode featuring Stamos and his in-show band should be avoided at all costs. Where is he now? He’s busy playing Dr. Tony Gates on the 78th season of E.R. Though I don’t watch E.R. anymore, it’s good to see that he has a steady role…the guy has had more failed TV shows that he probably cares to count.
Lori Loughlin did a decent job on the show. She’s not the greatest actress in the world, but she handled herself well, and was good at reacting to whatever zany situation the show threw at her. Now she’s doing In Case of Emergency, a show I’ve seen one episode of and wish I hadn’t. And a year or two before that she worked with Mr. Stamos again on his failed Jake in Progress show.
The entire series was a safe bet; there was absolutely nothing edgy about it and that worked to its advantage. It’s a harmless show, and if you’ve got kids….or are a big fan of the Tanner household…it’s probably a better show for them to watch then whatever kid’s programming they’ve got on now.
Same as the rest of the season sets, it comes with four DVD’s packaged in two plastic slipcases. There are no special features.
6.5 out of 10