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Fuller House Review – Episodes 1 – 13

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When Netflix announced a Full House reboot, the 90s kid in me could not wait. When it was finally released on Friday, Feb 26, I rushed home to take a trip down memory lane in a spaceship that would take me back to the Tanner House in San Francisco. Fuller House does not disappoint the original fans. I’ve read many reviews that bash the revival and all I can say is, what did you expect? Fuller House is exactly like Full House – wholesome cheesy family television. It’s an ode to the original fans and everything I would expect. Jesse singing Elvis songs, Danny obsessively cleaning the house, Stephanie dancing, Joey bringing out Mr. Woodchuck, Kimmy airing her smelly feet, Becky being the best wife to everyones uncle, and DJ struggling to be a single mom just like her dad had all these years before. I was finally home and it felt better than ever.

Of course, the season did come with some lows and I won’t ignore those just because I’m a die hard Fuller House fan.

Opening Sequence – Whoever thought of the opening sequence was straight up brilliant. Of course we want to see how all of these characters progressed. We’ve know DJ and Steph since they were toddlers – and now they’re grown women. As for the rest of the cast members, having them replicate their opening credits in the present was chock full of nostalgia. I’d lie if I didn’t share a tear or two.

Nostalgia – That was definitely present throughout the whole 13-episode run. Jesse singing “Forever” his wedding song for Becky, the family singing “Flinstones” to help Tommy go to sleep, just like they did with Michelle. Stephanie brining up her “husband” Harry Takayama and things so simple as the old sets and the cheesy catchphrases. Yes, I screamed a little when Jesse uttered “have mercy,” or when Steph said “how rude.” Even when DJ said her less famous “my lanta.”

Plot- The show begins with DJ Fuller living at the old Tanner house as her dad Danny helps her raise her kids after firefighter husband Tommy’s death. The whole family reunites before DJ realizes she’s on her own with these three boys. When she has a breakdown over the baby monitor, Stephanie and Kimmy step up to help, vowing to move in with DJ to hold the fort down, similar to when Jesse and Joey moved in to help Danny raise his 3 daughters after his wife died.

Kimmy/ Ramona/ Fernando- Kimmy, who by the way hasn’t changed a bit because she still wears ridiculous outfits and is stuck in the 90s, now has a daughter Ramona who is very reluctant to move in with the Fuller’s because they are the “whitest family on the block.” Overtime, she forms a nice bond with DJ’s boys Max and Jackson and eventually doesn’t want to move out of the house. Meanwhile Kimmy files for a divorce from her cheating yet seductive husband Fernando, only to fall back in love with him and get reengaged. When she walks down the aisle again, she gets cold feet and settles to be engaged for an unkown period of time. She realizes she like living with DJ and Steph (the wolfpack) way too much.

DJ & the kids – DJ works as a veteranarian while raising her 3 boys. She gladly accepts help from Kimmy and Steph who throw her back into the dating game. That game includes the her boss’s hot son Matt and her old high school sweetheart Steve, who will do ANYTHING to get back at her. After she’s caught making out with both of them, she has to choose one. The whole thing goes down like the bachelorette but in the end she picks herself. She’s clearly not ready to chose a guy and it’s understandable – she’s newly widowed. It was fun seeing DJ and Steve reunite and go back to their old high school romance but if I had to have DJ choose, I’d tell her to go with Matt. Sometimes, the past needs to be left in the past and Steve’s a bit of a clinger… you know?

Steph- Always the musical one in the family, Steph has traveled all over the world working on her music career. She puts that all aside to help her sister raise a family. Some of the best and worst moments happen with Stephs character! The best: we see her date 3 men at a time including a baseball player who seems to strike out because of his relationship with her. She’s also getting the hang of raising children and is broke as a joke (I feel ya girl) so she gets a job at Kimmy’s party planning company. The worst part – that dreaded Coachella episode. There is no way ANY of that would have happened. Would Steph, a lowkey artist, ever get to play the mainstage? No. Would she ever hear her phone when Max called? No! Would she really play his “trumpet” music to the crowd? HECK NO! I always give shows like this the benefit of the doubt, but even this was a stretch! Seriously guys?

We also find out Steph can’t have any kids, which is kind of a sad blow considering she comes from this big family. But DJ is the Danny of the group, Kimmy seems to be the Jesse, so Steph is definitely the Joey. Maybe that’s why we never heard anything about Joey’s family or kids?

The rest of the OG cast – Joey is still rocking pajamas at 55 and doing stand up comedy. It’s classic and I love how they stayed true to his character. Jesse hasn’t aged a bit, rocking his leather jacket and being completely in love with wife Becky, who he renewed his vows too. Their twins are also all grown up and in college – how wild is that? Danny still has OCD, I’m happy to hear, and he’s also settled down with a woman. His morning show is also still going strong… so strong that they just got hired nationally for Wake Up USA! Go Team! Throughout the 13 episodes, they all come back in some way to help DJ babysit and teach the kids some kind of lessons. You didn’t think we’d have a reboot without wholesome family value lessons and A LOT of group hugs right? That’s a staple in the Tanner/Fuller household!

Michelle Tanner – While Michelle didn’t make an appearance for Fuller House, her spirit was very much alive. Would she be happy about it? Well, that’s questionable. In the very first episode, the whole cast calls out the Olsen twins when explaining that Michelle couldn’t come home because she’s too busy working on her fashion line in New York. Cue the blank stare the TV screen. Savage! Later on in the season, Kimmy is buying Ramona a birthday dress and she says its from the Elizabeth Olsen collection by Mary Kate and Ashley. “With these prices, no wonder they don’t have to act anymore,” she explains. Savage x2! Another great nod – when Steph is changing Tommy’s diaper and she recalls changing Michelle’s so much, she could of sworn there was two of them. That was actually cute. And lastly, when the *she-wolf* pack got drunk during Kimmy’s bachelorette and called Michelle. Obviously they reached voicemail but that didn’t stop them from reciting all of Michelle’s catchphrases.

With all of that, I’m still not upset the twins didn’t reprise their role. Not that it wouldn’t be great to see Michelle back, but the show worked really well without her. She wasn’t needed. At one point – I forgot she was even part of the family. The trio dynamic of Kimmy, Steph and DJ worked really well, especially because it mimicked Danny, Jesse and Joey raising their own set of kids in the same exact household… a household that’s worth A LOT more nowadays then it used to be.

Overall, Fuller House managed to capture the same magic Full House did so many years ago. Somehow, the writers managed to make reference to things that made sense in the past, like the Spice Girls, but also incorporated the present – kids on their cellphones and the word fleek. If you ever wondered how the cast of the show would do in the future, now you know.

The season didn’t finish in a way that said “this is the end.” In fact, I think it ended with a “we’ll see you soon,” so I’m putting it out there – I am 100% down for another season of Fuller House. Bring it on – bring on several more seasons. The show proved that while from the past, it’s still relevant today so why not? I’ve seen comedies on network television that are way worse than this show, so I’m saying it now – I can’t wait for a second season of Fuller House – haters not welcome! The show may have been hoping for the nostalgia of the millenials but really, it was just giving us exactly what we wanted. What a time to be alive.

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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2023 Oscars Winners List—Find Out Who Took Home the Gold



THE OSCARS® – 95th Oscars® hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. (ABC/Matt Sayles)

The 2023 Oscars are officially upon us—and there are some big names gunning for the gold.

Viewers are keeping their eyes peeled to see if Everything Everywhere All at Once can sweep, whether Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes will land and if Brendan Fraser will take the top honor for Best Actor this year. There’s also a tight race between Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett, both of whom would set records and make history with their respective wins. 

It all starts today at 8 p.m. ET on ABC!

Here’s a full list of nominees—we’ll be updating the list indicating the winners in bold throughout the night!

Best picture

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – WINNER
  • “The Fabelmans”
  • “Tár”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Triangle of Sadness”
  • “Women Talking”

Best actor

  • Brendan Fraser, “The Whale” – WINNER
  • Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Austin Butler, “Elvis”
  • Bill Nighy, “Living”
  • Paul Mescal, “Aftersun”

Best actress

  • Ana de Armas, “Blonde”
  • Cate Blanchett, “Tár”
  • Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”
  • Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”
  • Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – WINNER

Best director

  • Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – WINNER
  • Steven Spielberg, “The Fabelmans”
  • Todd Field, “Tár”
  • Ruben Ostlund, “Triangle of Sadness”

Best supporting actor

  • Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway”
  • Judd Hirsch, “The Fabelmans”
  • Brendan Gleeson, “Banshees on Inisherin”
  • Barry Keoghan, “Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – WINNER

Best supporting actress

  • Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • Hong Chau, “The Whale”
  • Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Stephanie Hsu, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – WINNER

International film

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany) – WINNER
  • “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)
  • “Close” (Belgium)
  • “EO” (Poland)
  • “The Quiet Girl” (Ireland)

Best animated feature

  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” – WINNER
  • “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On”
  • “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
  • “The Sea Beast”
  • “Turning Red”

Original screenplay

  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – WINNER 
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “The Fabelmans”
  • “Tár”
  • “Triangle of Sadness”

Adapted screenplay

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
  • “Living”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Women Talking” – WINNER

Visual effects

  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” – WINNER
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”

Original score

  • Volker Bertelmann, “All Quiet on the Western Front” – WINNER
  • Justin Hurwitz, “Babylon”
  • Carter Burwell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Son Lux, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • John Williams, “The Fabelmans”

Original song

  • “Applause,” from “Tell It Like a Woman”
  • “Hold My Hand,” from “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” – WINNER
  • “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Documentary feature

  • “All That Breathes”
  • “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
  • “Fire of Love”
  • “A House Made of Splinters”
  • “Navalny” – WINNER

Documentary short subject

  • “The Elephant Whisperers” – WINNER
  • “Haulout”
  • “How Do You Measure a Year?”
  • “The Martha Mitchell Effect”
  • “Stranger at the Gate”


  • James Friend, “All Quiet on the Western Front” – WINNER
  • Darius Khondj, “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”
  • Mandy Walker, “Elvis”
  • Roger Deakins, “Empire of Light”
  • Florian Hoffmeister, “Tár”

Costume design

  • “Babylon”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – WINNER
  • “Elvis”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

Animated short

  • “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” – WINNER
  • “The Flying Sailor”
  • “Ice Merchants”
  • “My Year of Dicks”
  • “An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe it”

Live action short

  • “An Irish Goodbye” – WINNER
  • “Ivalu”
  • “Le Pupille”
  • “Night Ride”
  • “The Red Suitcase”

Film editing

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – WINNER
  • “Tár”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”


  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” – WINNER

Production design

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” – WINNER
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “Babylon”
  • “Elvis”
  • “The Fabelmans”

Makeup and hairstyling

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Elvis”
  • “The Whale” – WINNER

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‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Actress Jeanine Mason Shares Engagement News



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Jeanine Mason said ‘yes.’

The actress—best known for her role as Liz Ortecho on Roswell, New Mexicoshared the engagement news with her Instagram fans on March 9. 

“Always knew I’d find you in New York, fiancé. What a wild thing this love!” she captioned a stunning photo of herself kissing the now-fiancé in a subway station. The couple’s reflection can be seen in the train whizzing by. 

Plenty of her fellow cast members descended onto the comments section to congratulate her on the big moment.

Omg!!! Congrats you angel!” Tyler Blackburn, who played Alex Manes, wrote, to which his onscreen love interest, Michael Vlamis, who played Michael Guerin, responded, “remember when we got married?” Vlamis also commented with a handful of heart emojis. 

Amber Midthunder, who played Mason’s onscreen sister, Rosa, added, “Beauty on beauty on beauty ♥️✨ so happy for you sister,” while her onscreen bestie, Maria DeLuca, played by Heather Hemmens, noted, “Omggggg!!! Yaaaay congrats babe!!”

Other Hollywood stars chimed in, with Abbott Elementary star William Tyler James writing, “Congrats Jeanine!” as Florence Pugh wrote, “WHAAAAAAAT OH MY GAAAAAAD. Congratulations my darling girl. X.”

Of course, her fiancé’s identity was a hot topic in the comment section as Mason lives a relatively private life. There was speculation that she was dating her onscreen love interest and co-star Nathan Parsons (Max Evans), however, neither ever confirmed the romance aside from Parson’s once admitting that he had a girlfriend and the internet running with the theory that it was Mason. 

But now, the plot thickens because the man in the photo definitely bares a resemblance to Parsons, with many fans questioning if it’s really him. 

One seemed fairly certain that aside from looks, the man in the photo even has a similar posture and hairline. 

“Look at the hands in the pockets posture that is a Nathan thing and the side hair line looks familiar. I think it might be him. And if he hasn’t said anything it’s probably because he wants to keep his personal life private. So happy for her tho. 😊” the fan wrote. 

Parsons did not comment on the post, nor has he weighed in on the engagement, while Mason seemingly did not tag her beau on purpose. 

Regardless of who the mystery suitor is, we’re just thrilled for Mason and wish her all the best in the wedding planning stages!

You can see the breathtaking photo announcement right here!

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Will There Be a 5th Season of ‘YOU’?



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As YOU wrapped up its fourth season run on March 9, fans couldn’t help but wonder whether a fifth season was in the works. 

And while there hasn’t been an official confirmation that YOU Season 5 is happening, the odds are definitely working in Joe Goldberg’s favor—what else is new?

The fourth season of the Lifetime-turned-Netflix thriller basically hit reset, throwing audiences for a loop with a murder mystery format surrounding Joe’s new life in London as Professor Jonathan Moore. 

The action really ramped up in the second half of the season as Joe’s lies and secrets began to unravel and catch up to him, threatening his “European getaway” and any shot at happiness. 

It’s actually quite amazing what the writers have been able to accomplish. They’ve managed to keep Joe’s character consistent yet provide several unique seasons that continue to keep audiences in suspense and shock with numerous well-executed twists. 

And it definitely seems that there’s much more where that came from in terms of a fifth season. Again, there’s no official word that an additional season was greenlit, YOU Season 4 left the door wide open with possibilities, and Netflix would be a fool to get out now. 

Spoilers below—stop reading if you’re not caught up on the most recent season of YOU!!

By the end of season 4, Joe managed to come out on top, eliminating Nadia by forcing her to take the fall for Rhys Montrose and Edward’s deaths. He thought his Marienne problem was taken care of when he carried her lifeless body to a park bench, but little did Joe know, she was actually alive. He fell for the elaborate and insane escape plan that she concocted with Nadia.

And after a failed suicide attempt, Joe managed to silence the voices outside of his head, personified by the hallucination of Rhys, embraced his darkness, and found a kindred spirit—sort of—in Kate, who he believes is the love of his life.

The two promised that they’d keep each other on the straight and narrow, though for Joe, that meant simply accepting his desires to kill as normal. And with Kate’s protections in place, he’ll be able to continue on as Joe doing what Joe does.

And thus, Joe is more powerful and dangerous than ever. It would be a shame if the streamer didn’t let writers, and audiences, explore this new side of Joe—the one that’s completely content with himself and no longer running from the darker parts. 

There are so many unanswered questions that would benefit from another season. Can he really be the man Kate wants him to be? Will he be content with Kate and tame his obsessive nature? Can he cover up additional murders? Does having Kate on his side make it easier or will she eventually begin to pry and wonder? What if he can’t control his temper? Will Kate end up in a glass cage just like the rest of them eventually? 

Then there’s Marienne, who is a loose thread since she’s alive and well. I don’t think she’d actively risk her safety to take down Joe, but she does owe Nadia, who risked everything and went out of her way to help free Marienne, only to get caught in the crosshairs herself.

There’s a lot of story left to tell when it comes to Joe Goldberg’s new lease on life, and while I’m not exactly sure how much more audiences can stomach or how much more blood needs to be spilled, I think Netflix has a duty to the people to end this series the right way—with Joe finally meeting his match and dying an excruciatingly painful death just like all of his victims. 

That didn’t happen on YOU Season 4 as he once again got away with murder, so it just means that YOU Season 5 is almost a guarantee. 

We’ll update this article with renewal or cancellation news once it’s announced! 

You can check out all of our YOU coverage in the meantime! 

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