Fuller House

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Nostalgia bolsters family-centric sequel of '80s sitcom.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 132 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 254 reviews

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age 10+

Disappointed in Fuller House

I walked in on my daughter watching it, and I saw the main characters in a club, wearing skimpy dresses, and taking shots. That is just one example of other things that I have witnessed. I don't feel like this is a family show, and I don't feel that it represents women in the best light.
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age 12+

I have some serious issues with consent in this show.

I'm concerned about the issues of consent and relationships in general in this show. I watched it as I'm a teacher and my students love it, so I thought I'd check it out. In the first season and the beginning of the second (so far) I have seen women and men treat each other without respect (and I'll extend that two pre-teens in the show as well). -They have repeatedly refused to take 'no' for an answer in relationships (both men and women). -They have played other people off each other, and then said they don't want either of them. -They have pushed and pushed until they got their own way (in romantic relationships), including one person moving into the house without consent (they actually said to their face they couldn't live there on several occasions). -They make light of a person having several affairs throughout a fifteen year marriage (it's apparently funny/okay when it's said in a non-American accent) and then 'convincing' their ex-partner to remarry (stay engaged to them) when their ex-partner tries repeatedly to say "no" when they are set to be remarried - a few days after their divorce. -This 'convincing' includes a whole wedding creating an impenetrable circle around her, and when they have nowhere to go and try to climb the fence they are pulled back inside the impenetrable circle by their ex-partner and forced to say yes to "staying engaged for as long as they feel like" so the day can keep moving. -There are countless moments where people are grabbed and kissed - even if they don't want to be. It's all meant to be romantic and idealistic... but to me I just see serious consent issues all round. I would suggest parents watch this WITH preteens and have serious discussions about consent along the way.

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