A gem of cheesy 80's television, anyone who's in their late teens or twenties these days will likely have at least somewhat fond memories of growing up watching "Full House" during its run from 1987 to 1995. The show, for those not familiar, revolved around Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), a sports broadcaster turned morning show host who tried to take care of his three young daughters (Candance Cameron, Jodie Sweetin and Ashley/Mary-Kate Olsen) with the help of his brother-in-law (John Stamos) and their comedian friend (Dave Coulier.)
The show seems somewhat dated now, but it's still a cute series that offered comfortable family comedy/drama. The lines are a little silly and the plots are the kind of sitcom fluff where everyone's problems are wrapped up by the end of thirty minutes, but the characters are memorable and the cast works great together.
The series would go for another season after this 7th season before wrapping up. The 7th season follows the characters as they face challenges and changes: Jesse inherits the Smash Club, the nightclub where his band used to play; Joey falls for a comedienne whose insult humor upsets everyone and DJ faces having to take the SAT's. In the final episode of the season, Danny weighs a very pricey offer on the house from a millionaire investor.
7- 1 14 Sep 93 It was a Dark and Stormy Night
7- 2 21 Sep 93 The Apartment
7- 3 28 Sep 93 Wrong-Way Tanner
7- 4 5 Oct 93 Tough Love
7- 5 12 Oct 93 Fast Friends
7- 6 19 Oct 93 Smash Club: the Next Generation
7- 7 26 Oct 93 High Anxiety
7- 8 2 Nov 93 Another Opening, Another No Show
7- 9 9 Nov 93 The Day of the Rhino
7-10 16 Nov 93 The Prying Game
7-11 23 Nov 93 The Bicycle Thief
7-12 30 Nov 93 Support Your Local Parents
7-13 14 Dec 93 The Perfect Couple
7-14 4 Jan 94 Is It True about Stephanie?
7-15 11 Jan 94 The Test
7-16 25 Jan 94 Joey's Funny Valentine
7-17 8 Feb 94 The Last Dance
7-18 15 Feb 94 Kissing Cousins
7-19 1 Mar 94 Love on the Rocks
7-20 15 Mar 94 Michelle a la Cart
7-21 5 Apr 94 Be Your Own Best Friend
7-22 3 May 94 A Date with Fate
7-23 10 May 94 Too Little Richard Too Late
7-24 17 May 94 A House Divided
VIDEO: "Full House" is presented in the show's original 1.33:1 full-frame aspect ratio on this first season set. The show, which was shot on tape, looks fine here, if not great. Sharpness and detail are satisfactory, as the image looked consistently crisp and clear, but not terribly sharp or detailed.
Some noise appeared in the presentation at times, along with a couple of moments of shimmering. However, edge enhancement wasn't seen and only a couple of brief moments of pixelation were spotted. No visible wear or damage was seen on the elements used. Colors looked bright and nicely saturated, with no smearing or other concerns.
SOUND: "Full House" is presented in stereo. The audio seemed perfectly fine, with clear dialogue, crisp music and an overly aggressive laugh track.
Final Thoughts: The second-to-last season of "Full House" still holds up pretty well, with a respectable mix of laughs and occasional moments of light drama/conflict. Recommended for fans looking to complete their collection of the series.