My family hasn’t had cable TV in years. It was just not something I was willing or able to pay for, especially when we’re rarely even around to watch it. And honestly, I’d rather stab myself in the eye than to watch reality TV. I have enough reality in my own life; I don’t need to watch anyone else’s drama.
I know I sound old, but I don’t understand the kind of stuff that’s on TV these days. Back in the good ole days, there were shows that were family-friendly and taught a lesson. Like The Brady Bunch, Growing Pains, Little House on the Prairie, The Wonder Years, and Full House to name a few.
That’s why I’m excited to watch the spin-off of Full House, Fuller House, on Netflix next year. The new show will center around Candace Cameron Bure’s character, D.J. Tanner, who is a pregnant widow with two sons. The middle sister, Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s best friend, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) move in to help D.J. raise her two sons and soon-to-arrive baby.
The cast — mainly John Stamos (aka Uncle Jesse) — have been Instagramming a ton of behind-the-scenes shots to whet our appetite in the meantime and I gotta tell you, it’s working.
But while I look forward to binge watching this new spin-off, I’d love to see what Full House would look like today with the original cast at the same ages they were when Full House ran from 1987-1995. What kinds of situations would the kids get into with the issues facing youth today in 2015? I can just see the episodes now …
Stephanie gets a Facebook account without permission. Danny discovers it and, as punishment, makes her believe the family is planning a surprise party for her with his online posts.
Joey’s stand-up career comes to an end. In today’s age of political correctness and all-inclusive attitude, it’s no longer acceptable to make jokes about anyone, anytime. He gets a job as a bartender at the club where he used to do stand-up.
In a very special episode, Kimmy Gibbler reveals that her mom is going through gender reassignment surgery. The Tanners help Kimmy come to terms with her mom’s new identity.
D.J. is the target of cyberbullying. The mean girls in school relentlessly bully D.J. until the authorities need to be called in.
Danny tries to be hip and “with it” when he gets a smart phone and starts texting everyone incessantly.
Concerned that Michelle will grow up pigeon-holed in a feminine role, Aunt Rebecca and Uncle Jesse convince Danny to replace all her dolls, girly toys, and pink clothing with gender-neutral toys and clothes.
D.J. tries to talk Danny into letting her get a breast augmentation surgery for graduation. She learns to accept herself and love her body as it is.
The kids make a video starring Michelle in an effort to win tickets to a 49ers game. The video goes viral and Michelle becomes an Internet celebrity for a week.
Stephanie is addicted to the latest series on Netflix and binge watches five seasons at once, forgetting about her homework until Danny gets a call from her teacher and grounds her from TV for a month.
D.J. has a secret. After befriending Sarah and Julie, the bad girls in school, D.J. starts doing drugs to fit in with her new friends. The Tanners hold an intervention for D.J., but will it be too late to save her?