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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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‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Fans, We’ve Got Some Bad News About Season 3

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Summer 2024 is going to be one without Belly, Conrad and Jeremiah. 

During Amazon’s Upfront event on Tuesday, which was attended by writer Jenny Han, Lola Tung, Gavin Casaelgno and Christopher Briney, it was revealed that the highly-anticipated third installment of the series is being delayed, with an expected release next year in 2025. 

While that isn’t ideal for everyone waiting to see how this love triangle pans out (you should probably just read the book, if you haven’t, at this point), there is some good news on the horizon. 

Minimal details about what to expect have been revealed, however, to make up for the long hiatus—season 2 aired its last episode in August 2023 making this a two-year gap—the third installment will come with an expanded episode count: 11 episodes instead of the previous 7 and 8 in season’s 1 and 2, respectively. 

And as an extra little something-something for fans, the official TSITP X account shared a video of the cast playing beach volleyball with the caption, “see you in Cousins in 2025.”

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And even better—the series has already begun filming, which means that while there’s a wait, there’s also momentum and excitement. 

As for those who have read the book series—avert your eyes if you haven’t—it’s unclear if the 11 episodes will span the entire third book, We’ll Always Have Summer, which finds Belly making a choice between the brothers—or if it will divert from what’s already been established to something more fitting for television (and maybe even appeases the fandoms a bit more?).

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see! 

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Tracker, CBS’ new hit series starring This Is Us actor Justin Hartley, was an instant hit amongst audiences after it premiered in February.

And now, 13 episodes later, the first season is coming to an end. 

Fans will have to say goodbye… for now… to Hartley’s Colter Shaw, a lone-wolf survivalist/reward seeker on May 19, 2024, when the series airs its season 1 finale. 

Titled “The Storm,” the 13th episode’s synopsis notes: “Colter investigates the disappearance of two amateur storm chasers that the local police have written off as an accidental drowning; Colter’s expert tracking skills lead him to uncover the seedy underbelly of a small town resort.”

Of course, fans are already looking forward to the episode’s guest star and Hartley’s former co-star Jennifer Morrison, who is just one of several recent A-list appearances on the thriller drama. Earlier episodes of this season saw Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles and Manifest’s Melissa Roxburgh guest star as Colter’s siblings, Russ and Dory Shaw, respectively. 

You can check out the season finale promo below, which finds Colter working against the clock to find his friend’s daughter alongside Morrison’s character. “She could still be alive,” he dramatically concludes as the teaser ends, reminding fans that he never gives up on those he’s helping. 

Many fans hoped for a romantic pairing between Hartley and Morrison, which never happened, but maybe this is their second shot at love. Even though he’s a nomad driven by wanderlust and the need to help citizens and police solve crimes, he still needs a romantic interest. For now, the chemistry has mostly been with Reenie (Fiona Rene), a firecracker lawyer who helps him get out of plenty of close calls, but there’s always a chance he’ll meet the “right one” during one of his many stops across the U.S. that will encourage him to settle down or join him. 

Check out the promo below and tune in next Sunday to see how the first season concludes:

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2024 Fall TV Lineup Has Officially Landed—What to Watch on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and The CW

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Summer might be on everyone’s minds, but the fall TV lineup is already taking shape at many of our favorite networks. 

Plenty of fan-favorites will be making their returns when the temps cool down again, including all One Chicago shows, FBI shows, Law & Order and SVU, Ghosts, 9-1-1, and competition shows like The Voice, American Idol, and The Masked Singer. 

There will also be plenty of new shows on tap to check out like comedies Poppa’s House and St. Denis Medical, along with captivating dramas like NCIS: Origins and Murder in a Small Town. 

Fans will have to say goodbye to some of their current faves that didn’t score renewals with their respective networks like ABC’s Not Dead Yet, NCIS: Hawai’i, Quantum Leap, Blue Bloods, and Extended Family.

Many shows will also be held for the midseason lineup—such as The Cleaning Lady, NCIS: Sydney, The Price Is Right at Night and newcomer Watson. 

See the full 2024 Fall TV Lineup from CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and The CW below:

** New shows will be indicated in CAPS**

CBS

MONDAY
8 pm The Neighborhood
8:30 pm POPPA’S HOUSE (new comedy)
9 pm NCIS
10 pm NCIS: ORIGINS (new drama)

TUESDAY
8 pm FBI
9 pm FBI: International
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted

WEDNESDAY (FALL)
8 pm Survivor
9:30 pm THE SUMMIT (new reality show)

WEDNESDAY (WINTER)
8 pm The Price Is Right at Night
9 pm Raid the Cage
10 pm HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (game show reboot)

WEDNESDAY (SPRING)
8 pm Survivor
9:30 pm The Amazing Race

THURSDAY
8 pm GEORGIE & MANDY’S FIRST MARRIAGE (new comedy)
8:30 pm Ghosts
9 pm MATLOCK (new drama)
10 pm Elsbeth

FRIDAY (FALL)
8 pm S.W.A.T.
9 pm Fire Country
10 pm Blue Bloods (final eight episodes)

FRIDAY (SPRING)
8 pm NCIS: Sydney (new time slot)
9 pm Fire Country
10 pm S.W.A.T. (new time slot)

SATURDAY
8 pm Drama encores
9 pm Drama encores
10 pm 48 Hours

SUNDAY (FALL)
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm Tracker (new time slot)
9 pm The Equalizer (new time slot)
10 pm Drama encores

SUNDAY (SPRING)
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm Tracker (new time slot)
9 pm The Equalizer (new time slot)
10 pm WATSON (new drama)

NBC

MONDAY
8 pm The Voice
10 pm BRILLIANT MINDS (new drama)

TUESDAY
8 pm ST. DENIS MEDICAL (new comedy)
8:30 pm Night Court
9 pm The Voice
10 pm The Irrational

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Chicago Med
9 pm Chicago Fire
10 pm Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8 pm Law & Order
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Found
FRIDAY
8 pm HAPPY’S PLACE (new comedy)
8:30 pm Lopez vs. Lopez
9 pm Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
7:30 pm Big Ten Saturday Night

SUNDAY
7 pm Football Night in America
8:20 pm NBC Sunday Night Football

FOX

MONDAY
8 pm 9-1-1: Lone Star
9 pm RESCUE: HI-SURF (new drama)

TUESDAY
8 pm Accused
9 pm MURDER IN A SMALL TOWN (new drama)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Masked Singer
9 pm The Floor

THURSDAY
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test

FRIDAY
8 pm Fox College Football Friday/Fox College Hoops/Fox UFL
Reminder: WWE SmackDown moves to USA Network on Sept. 13

SATURDAY
7 pm Fox Sports Saturday

SUNDAY
7 pm NFL on Fox
7:30 pm The OT / Fox Animation Encores
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm UNIVERSAL BASIC GUYS (new animated comedy)
9 pm Bob’s Burgers
9:30 pm Krapopolis

ABC

MONDAY
8 pm Monday Night Football (on select Mondays)

TUESDAY
8 pm Dancing With the Stars
10 pm HIGH POTENTIAL (new drama)

WEDNESDAY
8 pm THE GOLDEN BACHELORETTE
9:30 pm Abbott Elementary
10 pm SCAMANDA (new docuseries)

THURSDAY
8 pm 9-1-1
9 pm DOCTOR ODYSSEY (new drama)
10 pm Grey’s Anatomy

FRIDAY
8 pm Shark Tank
9 pm 20/20

SATURDAY
7:30 pm College Football

SUNDAY
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm The Wonderful World of Disney

The CW

Friday, August 30

8:00-9:00pm TBA

9:00-10:00pm Inside the NFL (Season 2 Premiere)

Saturday, August 31

3:00-6:30pm ET PAC-12 Football: Portland State at Washington State

6:30-10:00pm ET PAC-12 Football: Idaho State at Oregon State

Sunday, September 1

8:00-9:30pm The Chosen (Season 4 Premiere)

9:30-10:00pm TBA

Friday, September 6

8:00-8:30pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Season 13 Premiere)

8:30-9:00pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Original Episode)

Friday, September 20

7:00-10:00pm ET Nascar Xfinity Series at Bristol Motor Speedway

Tuesday, October 1

8:00-10:00pm WWE NXT (Network Premiere)

Wednesday, October 2

8:00-9:00pm Sullivan’s Crossing (Season 2 Premiere)

9:00-10:00pm Joan (Series Premiere)

Monday, October 7

8:00-9:00pm Scrabble (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00pm Trivial Pursuit (Series Premiere)

Thursday, October 17

8:00-9:00pm Superman & Lois (Season 4 Premiere)

9:00-10:00pm Superman & Lois (Original Episode)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

8:00-9:00pm Superman & Lois (Original Episode)

9:00-10:00pm The Librarians: The Next Chapter (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, November 13

8:00-9:00pm Sullivan’s Crossing (Original Episode)

9:00-9:30pm Children Ruin Everything (Season 4 Premiere)

9:30-10:00pm Children Ruin Everything (Original Episode)

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