“Everywhere you look…” (my views on Fuller House)

“Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV?”

It’s right there, in the 25 year old theme song.

As I type, I’m on episode 3. I’ve seen some reviews online, and one thing is appearing pretty clear to me.

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Yes, it’s corny. Yes, there is over acting. Yes, it’s not believable.

Do you know why?

We have become so used to TV dramas and reality TV. There is so much violence and sex on TV, and it has become acceptable for there to be innuendos, nudity, and gore. I’m not condemning this – we watch Family Guy, Walking Dead, and I admit that I will still watch Jersey Shore on Hulu. But at the same time, what happened to the values that used to be taught during the cheesy “family” hours on TV? This is more wholesome than most things on TV, especially since my kids have outgrown many of the kids shows on Disney and Nick. Hulu and Netflix will still run a lot of the older TV shows – The Wonder Years, Charles in Charge, Newhart, even going back to Lucy and Andy Griffith, but frankly, they don’t attract my kids.

This does. Girl Meets World does. And even though there are still a few jokes that are adult themed, it’s a lot more like the family shows we watched growing up. We can sit down, as a family, and watch it together, and every one of us will enjoy it.

As a matter of fact, my 14 year old is currently pouting because I started it while he is at school.

Guess I’ll just have to watch it a second time!

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