Fans of the original Full House series were no doubt bursting with joy with the recent announcement that a potential Full House revival series was in the works was published. The show was very popular in its heyday and is responsible for the careers of several actors and actresses. But is a Full House revival really a good idea? Or should the show be left in the 90s, where it belongs? Let’s look at the pros and cons of the potential Full House revival show.
Pro: Nostalgia is very hot right now
There’s no doubt that nostalgia is very “in” right now. Many people who grew up in the 80s and 90s are taking advantage of the internet and modern technological advances to relive the programming and media they enjoyed in their childhood—which includes TV shows. Not only are DVD releases and streaming collections of these older shows at an all-time popularity high, but revivals, remakes and new spin-offs are also being made on a regular basis in the hopes of tapping into existing fanbases.
A Full House revival would no doubt benefit from the many people who grew up watching the show or even those who have grown up watching reruns and want to see what’s “new” with their favorite characters.
Con: Not all of the actors are willing to return
Although some of the core actors, including John Stamos, have indicated that they are willing to return for a Full House revival, not everyone would be willing to step back into their old roles. Some of the actors may not be interested in TV work, while others have retired from acting altogether. If the show is meant to be a true revival, not having almost all of the core cast will be detrimental to its potential success.
Pro: It could help revitalize family sitcoms
Modern family sitcoms are a far cry from the family sitcoms that many people enjoyed in the 80s and 90s, including the original Full House. Although the changes aren’t all bad, many viewers could benefit from a return to the life lessons these sitcoms imparted on millions of viewers—not only lessons about serious or darker issues such as drinking, drug use or abuse, but lessons about the bonds of family, the importance of caring for others, and of being true to yourself.