Fuller House - Season 2
I was not a huge fan of the first season, as I thought it leaned a little too hard on nostalgia as a crutch. So I went into Season 2 thinking they would move on past the nostalgia for the better, which they did (for the most part). However, I still didn't think it was that strong of a season. The show plays way too hard into 90's sitcom tropes. Stuff like flashbacks, fourth-wall breaking moments, and an obnoxious laugh track really overstay their welcome. The writing is also pretty bad, in that it tries a little too hard. Some of the pop culture references don't stick the landing and some of the jokes fall a little too flat.
What keeps the show afloat are it's character moments. Sure, there's a ton of sappy moments and group hugs, but that's really what this show is about. It's what Full House was about as well. Sometimes these moments are a little cheesy, but it all works out in the end. I also have to give a shoutout to Fernando and Jimmy Gibbler, played by Juan Pablo Di Pace and Adam Hagenbuch respectively. These two had some of the best moments in the season and they were actually really funny for most of their appearances. There's also a ton of guest appearances from the old cast as well as others like the New Kids on the Block.
I have a feeling that next season is going to focus on DJ and Stephanie's relationships, plotlines that I wish they could move on from. Either way, I'll still be interested to see what they do next, if they go for another season. As of now, I don't think Fuller House was the best idea but I'll give them one more season two turn things around. The first season was pretty bad but this season was okay. It's cheesy and trope-y as hell but it's alright for what it is. Also...fucking get Mary-Kate Olsen on the show so they can stop making bad jokes about it.