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‘Fuller House’ Debuts on Netflix: Fans React to the Hit Sitcom Reboot

Fuller House,” Netflix’s reboot of the hit ABC sitcom “Full House,” debuted to a host of frenzied, nostalgic Netflix subscribers Friday.

The spinoff series follows a recently widowed D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure) as she moves back into her childhood home in San Francisco to care for her three children. Echoing the household structure of “Full House,” D.J. will raise her children with the help of sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and longtime best friend and fellow single mom Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). “Full House” originals including John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin all guest star in episodes of the Netflix series.

The initial announcement of “Fuller House” and subsequent teasers of the series generated intense social-media buzz. In December, Netflix released the first trailer for “Fuller House,” which racked up 5.5 million YouTube views in its first day and more than 14 million views to date. The one-minute teaser also became the most viewed video on Netflix’s official YouTube channel. The show has also been trending on Facebook and Twitter on and off since news of the series leaked last spring.

Despite the immense fan response to “Fuller House,” the series’ creator Jeff Franklin — who also created “Full House” — recently revealed to Variety that the spinoff almost didn’t happen due to a lack of interest from the networks he approached about the reboot. Franklin began pitching the idea seven or eight years ago.

In spite of the delay and mixed reviews from critics, the overwhelming fan reception speaks for itself.

Taking to Instagram and Twitter, Stamos, Cameron-Bure and Barber expressed their anticipation for the series debut, while Sweetin encouraged “Fuller House” viewing parties.

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Many fans are applauding “Fuller House’s'” not-so-subtle Olsen twin references.

Others, including “Frozen’s” Josh Gad, voiced excitement to binge watch the series.

And according to Twitter, John Stamos still has it.

https://twitter.com/amburduron/status/703337664368369664

Overall, “Fuller House” hit the Twitterverse with a wave of nostalgia.

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