Netflix revival is compared to “necrophilia,” “porn,” and called a “reminder of … your ultimate demise” by critics
TV critics do not like “Fuller House,” and they let the revival’s captain, John Stamos, hear all about it via some harsh reviews.
The actor behind Uncle Jesse joined “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Thursday, and fortunately, he brought a sense of humor with him. NBC host Seth Meyers read some particularly rough recaps aloud as Stamos sat right next to him and reacted.
“There’s a point where nostalgia becomes necrophilia, and ‘Fuller House’ immediately crosses that line,” the Washington Post wrote.
To which Stamos quipped: “Is necrophilia if you get screwed with a dead magazine?”
“Netflix’s ‘Fuller House’ is like a porn parody without the porn,” the A.V. Club said — a turn-of-phrase that at least Meyers appreciated.
The New York Times’ review was smart, of course.
“The series begins as a sitcom family reunion — it becomes a self-conscious, dated, and maudlin reminder of the ceaseless march of time and your inevitable demise,” a critic wrote for Manhattan’s paper of record.
The audience seems to like the revival, at least, which led to an early Season 2 renewal — and that’s all Stamos cares about.
For critics, Stamos borrowed a phrase from TV niece Stephanie Tanner, making it a touch more colorful: “How fucking rude,” he said.
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