7 Things to Know About “Fuller House” Before You Binge Watch

The show that everyone has been waiting for since the original stopped airing in 1995 will be coming to a Netflix streaming console near you. This Friday, February 26, you can expect many 20-somethings to be streaming the reboot Fuller House all weekend long (me included). The show has received a lot of hype from fans and critics over the past several months, and let’s just say, it has pretty much everyone excited to watch the Tanner/Katsopolis/Gladestone/Gibbler family again. This week will be a long one as we wait for the family to re-enter our living rooms once again. Here’s what you should know before this Friday about Fuller House:

1. Season 1 will only have 13 episodes.

Sad, but true. The first season of Fuller House will only include 13 episodes jam-packed with Tanny family shenanigans. That means you should probably block out 13 hours this weekend to finish the entire first season so you can discuss it with friends and coworkers come Monday.

2. Fuller House was indeed taped in front of a live audience.

Remember the good ‘ol days when sitcoms were taped in front of real life people? Fuller House spares no expense to remind us that good television calls for real laughter–at least, we think. Nonetheless, the show was filmed in front of a live audience just like it was 20 years ago–at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA.

3. You’re going to feel like you’re watching a ’90s sitcom.

If you thought this was a modern spin on Full House, think again. While the show will take place in our current time period, the live audience involvement and lack of modern set design will make you feel like you’re watching Full House again–just with a different changes to the plot.

4. Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin will mostly be cameos.

All the main adults from the previous series will get a lot of air time in the premiere, but after that, expect for them to only pop in and out. This time around, the show centers on DJ Tanner as a single mother, her sister Stephanie Tanner, and best friend Kimmy Gibbler. Past series favorites will not have lead roles, but they will still play as much of a role in the girls’ lives.

5. No, don’t expect Michelle Tanner to magically appear.

We’ve already been over this, but she’s apparently got a fashion empire to run… literally. During the premiere, the characters will discuss why Michelle is absent, and even break the fourth wall, giving the live audience a frown that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson aren’t returning as Michelle. Regardless, we have one question about some characters that could return: where are Michelle’s adorable friends now?

6. There will be a new set of kids.

The torch has been officially past down and DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy are the adults now. They run the show. That means DJ’s kids and Kimmy’s kids will be the ones getting into a little mischief of their own.

7. DJ’s ex-boyfriend, Steve, will only appear in 1 episode.

DJ and Steve were easily the cutest couple of the ’90s. After DJ becomes a widowed mother, Steve re-enters her life in Fuller House, but by the looks of it, he’ll only appear in one episode of season 1, quite possibly only the premiere. This might mean the two have a chance of rekindling their relationship, but it might be tough if DJ only sees him once in 13 episodes. Correction: Steve Hale (Scott Weinger) appears in 7 episodes during the series, and is set to return for the second season.

You can watch Fuller House this Friday, February 26 on Netflix.