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  • Awesome Music: The show's rearranged theme song, "Everywhere You Look," sung by Carly Rae Jepsen. Also, Jesse sings "Forever" in the debut episode. Sure, it was overdubbed, but it's still a flood of nostalgia to those old enough to remember the prequel series.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Steve. Some people feel he's been flanderized, and his attempts to win DJ back in the first few episodes are annoying at best and creepy at worst. He does get better by the end of the season.
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    • Matt. He's either a great choice for DJ, or a pointless Romantic False Lead.
    • Max. He's a Large Ham, and people think he's either the best part of the show, considering him charming, squeaky adorable and hilarious to watch, or the worst part of the show, considering him irritating and unrealistic as a kid character.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: When season 1 of the show was released on Netflix, it didn't take very long for thousands of Twitter users to comment on how busty Stephanie Tanner has gotten, given her actress Jodie Sweetin was 33 years old by the time production began. The show's writers seemed to anticipate the audience would react this way, as there are a few gags related to Stephanie's bust size.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The fourth wall-breaking joke in Episode 1 when the whole cast looks directly at the audience for a quite extensive amount of time after explaining Michelle's absence. Although the meta-narrative is crystal clear, it comes completely out of nowhere, and it goes completely against the usual style of the show. Plus, with the arguable exception of Jesse's referencing the show's (now absent) iconic Sentimental Music Cue in Episode 2, the show never does a similar joke again.
  • Broken Base:
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    • Some fans are split about the more adult-oriented humor, since the kids watching it can't understand the jokes, while others are OK with it, since the original fans are now grown-ups.
    • The rearranged theme of the show by Carly Rae Jepsen is either a good homage or a bad one.
    • The Indian party scene. Some people saw it as a highly offensive example of cultural appropriation.
    • Stephanie's confession to DJ about not being able to have children of her own is either the most genuinely heartbreaking scene of all of Season 1, and a moment that gives Stephanie a lot of extra depth, or poorly written and acted (especially on Cameron-Bure's part) with a badly executed Mood Whiplash.
  • Critical Dissonance: So far, the critics' reactions and the fans' reactions to the show have been very different; while fans are praising the show (although not unanimously), it'll be very hard to find a positive critic review on the show. Candace Cameron-Bure (who plays DJ) has commented on this by saying the show is made with the fans in mind from the start, and that critics never have had anything good to say about the original show anyway. The distinction is how both sides perceive the creative intentions behind the show, which are also extreme opposites of each other. Fans consider it earnest and a sincere love letter to both the original show and its fan base, with a honest intention of updating the formula in the process. Critics, on the other hand, consider it a cynical cash-grab, which only reason to exist is to capitalize on its fans' nostalgia (a nostalgia that most critics consider misplaced in the first place).
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    • Like in the original series, Jesse is still the fan favorite, guest-starring in more episodes out of the rest of the former household members (although this last point is helped by the fact that John Stamos is producer of the show).
    • Fernando was one of the new characters who was well received by the fans, which promoted him to regular character in the opening credits for Season 2.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Jackson and Ramona are already getting this, more than the official one of Jackson and Lola, as are DJ and either of her two love interests (largely depending on which side of the Broken Base upon which someone falls in that case).
  • Funny Moments:
  • Growing the Beard: Compared to the cheesiness of the first season, the second season seems to have addressed the chief concerns from critics: the jokes are much less cheesy, the Narm is toned down substantially, and the show looks and is structure much more like a modern sitcom (additional meta jokes like Fernando's pixellation, use of single camera shots, more cynical sense of humor and an episode may wrap up without the mandatory Golden Moment). The end result is a show that doesn't pander strictly to the fans, but still retains the charm of the series.
  • Ho Yay:
    • Matt and Steve accidentally kissing while competing for DJ.
    • Maks and Val, the two brothers that Stephanie meets in "Funner House." After she, DJ, and Kimmy end up having to ditch the two when the dance contest starts, they decide on a whim to dance together and seem to have absolutely no problem doing so.
  • Les Yay: Considering the show involves three women living together in San Francisco, it's not unexpected.
    • Quite strong in Kimmy and DJ's Dirty Dancing routine during the dance contest in "Funner House." When they win, Macy Gray outright calls the two lesbians.
    • Also with Kimmy and Stephanie with their Vitriolic Best Buds dynamic. Kimmy twice has called Stephanie her, "sister-wife" and kissed her on the cheek both times. Or in "Save the Dates", when Fernando made Stephanie finish the song he sang for Kimmy, Kimmy ends up kissing her on the lips because it was just too good?
    • In New Year's Eve, Steve was so nervous about proposing to his fiancée that he had to ask DJ to propose to her for him. At that exact moment, Matt arrives and thinks DJ is proposing to another woman after he left for just one week.
    • Out of context, Stephanie's references to Kimmy carrying her baby can sound very much like they are together.
    • In the episode, "Driving Mr. Jackson," Stephanie remarks that she had a girlfriend longer than 3 weeks when DJ remarks that Matt's vet clinic had only been open for about 3 weeks.
  • Narm: DJ's "This breaks my heart" line when Stephanie explains to her she can't have children. There are people who thought it was one step too far, to the point of bringing the scene down.
    • The recurring line "It's always open!" whenever someone knocks on the front door. Part of the narm factor comes from the fact that the entire cast will chorus it. Not to mention... is it really a good idea to advertise to total strangers that your front door is always open?
      • The absurdity of this is actually lampshaded by Rocki:
      "How are you people still alive?"
  • Narm Charm: Just like its predecessor, a lot of fans love the show because of its cheesiness.
  • Never Live It Down: Stephanie's skimpy outfits. She wears a "fanservicy" outfit in the first episode, which she wears for just a family party (something that legitimately rose some eyebrows). After that, though, she doesn't wear similar clothing that often, and when she does, it's for situations where it's not particularly out of place, like clubbing. However, if you were to believe some critics, she wears next to nothing 50% of her screen time for no reason.
  • Older Than They Think: A lot of people were surprised by the show Getting Crap Past the Radar, but the thing is that's nothing new in the franchise. Just go back to the original series and watch the episodes around the time right after when Jesse and Becky got married, or when Becky got pregnant. Uncle Jesse even said "hell" in the first episode, and there was plenty of Ho Yay subtext in the third episode's shower scene between Jesse and Joey.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Just like its predecessor, this is by far the most common criticism to the show. Some people argue it's even worse, given just how much harder it is to live in San Francisco nowadays compared to the 90s, and yet all characters have the same living conditions as 20 years ago, if not better. This makes the Wish Fulfillment aspect of the show even harder to get into.
    • If you were to only limit the trope to the characters, Max's voice reeks of this, as does the entire character of Tommy.
    • One episode plays with this trope. Stephanie's music video for a song she wrote was lambasted online because it was just her and Jimmy doing sugary couple things. A new video consisting of Tommy and Cosmo playing together got a much better response because it was a baby and a dog.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: All the characters (mostly the kids) have a sense of humor more inclined towards current times and media, referencing things like Shark Week, Donald Trump, and Frozen to such extents that it comes off as cringe-worthy at times. The first joke in "Funner House" revolved around the word "fleek," for God's sake.
    • Stephanie's DJ career and the Coachella Music Festival appearance in Episode 5 is this crossed with Shallow Parody.
  • The Woobie: Danny. First he loses his first wife, then his parents get divorced, then he goes through relationships he can't maintain (particularly with Vicky), and just when he finally has a new wife, Teri divorces him afterwards. To make matters worse, near the end of season 3, he lost his job at Wake Up, USA. Someone give this poor man a hug.

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