Starring: Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, John Stamos, Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
Released: 1987 - 1988 (original TV premieres) / 2007 (DVD)
Features guest appearances by Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains), Chelsea Noble (Left Behind), legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller, and pop singer Stacey Q.
The Good: Full House is not only one of the most beloved sitcoms of its time, but among the most beloved of all-time, especially by millenials...and for good reason. Cute, funny, and largely clean, I found this to be one of the most enjoyable non-Disney-Channel, non-superhero shows I've watched in a while. While other 90's standards spend too much time wallowing in inappropriateness--Home Improvement, for example--this one often made me smile and laugh along with the characters. It also places a big importance on family; as someone who came from a non-standard household--a mother plus an older sister who acted as a mother, and no father to speak of--I understand that families don't have to be nuclear to be loving, which is something this first season shows very well.
The Bad: Though largely innocent, some discerning viewers may take issue with the language--about one profanity or so per episode--and the allusions to sex. Granted, they're all "PG" level, but people who fondly remember this show for its allegedly "squeaky clean" content may be surprised.
- Sex: Kissing; flirting; "PG" level allusions to illicit relationships. One episode features some suggestive dance moves. 3/5
- Nudity: Women are sometimes seen in immodest outfits ranging from short shorts to midriff-baring tops. A woman is seen in the shower, but the curtain obscures everything but her face and shoulders. A guy wears an outfit that shows a bit of his chest. 3/5
- Language: Profanity--mostly h-words, d-words, and misuses of God's name--is present in pretty much every episode, though only in small doses. 3/5
- Violence: Nothing more than comedic pratfalls. 4/5
- Drugs: Adults drink alcohol. 4/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: Given the themes, there is some emotional intensity. 4/5