STUDIO: Warner Home Video
MSRP: $29.98
RATED: Not Rated
RUNNING TIME: 609 Minutes

The Pitch

"Like the Brady Bunch, but less offensive."

The Humans

Bob Saget, John Stamos, Mary Kate and Ashley Olson, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, Lori Loughlin, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber

The Nutshell

Clean freak Danny Tanner is the head of the Tanner household. He’s a single father with more then just kids to look after. The next door neighbor is always stopping by, and Uncle Joey, Uncle Jesse, his wife, and their twins live upstairs. Not to worry, though, for every problem that his family has, Danny has at least four nuggets of wisdom to dish out.

"Don’t worry sis, things will be much better when we’re older…"

The Lowdown

Virtually every television show follows a formula. From the half hour sitcom to the one hour drama, there’s a pretty good chance that you know what you’re getting and when you’re getting it. Because of this, the show lives or dies on the likeability of the characters and the charisma of the actors. Every episode of Full House has these moments you know are coming. Cute Michelle moment? Check. Annoying neighbor Kimmy moment? Check. Uncle Jesse fussing with his hair, Uncle Joey performing a cartoon schtick, Bob Saget looking like he didn’t want to be there? Check. Check. Big Check.

After the divorce, Stamos didn’t take things very well. Not very well at all.

It may have worked back when it was still on the air, but six or so years later it doesn’t hold up. If it ever really did in the first place. And the problem is that there’s not a whole lot to hate, or like, for that matter. The show chugs along, running on the fumes of stale jokes, wooden acting, and shoddy production value. It never tries hard enough to be funny, but it never sunk below a certain level, either. It always leveled out at a consistent plateau of mediocrity.

Prepare to cringe whenever Dave Coulier walks into the scene with an annoying puppet. They happen at least once or twice an episode and you can actually feel a tangible embarassment from other actors in the scene. Specifically Jon Stamos and Lori Loughlin. Thankfully, the whole season revolves around their character’s Uncle Jesse and Becky, along with their newborn twins. If anybody on the show has any sort of chemistry together it’s those two. Kudos should also be given to Jodie Sweetin, playing the middle sister Stephanie, who looked like she at least tried to inject the show with a little bit of spunk.

J.J. Abram’s Full House.

The Package

Nothing fancy here. Four discs in two slip cases. The slipcases include the number and synopsis of each episode as well. Zero special features are included.

5 out of 10