REVIEW: 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN – SEASON 1

MAIN CAST

John Lithgow (Rise of the Planet of The Apes)
Kristen Johnston (ugly Betty)
French Stewart (Mom)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises)
Jane Curtin (The Heat)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Elmarie Wendel (Rumpelstiltskin)
Simbi Khali (Plump Fiction)
Wayne Knight (Jurassic Park)
Ian Lithgow (Rice Girl)
David DeLuise (Stargate SG.1)
Chris Hogan (Grounded For Life)
Danielle Nicolet (The Flash 2014)
Jennifer Rhodes (Charmed)
Marnette Patterson (American Sniper)
Dan Gilvezan (Transformers)
Marla Sokoloff (Fuller House)
Martha Stewart (2 Broke Girls)
Michael Milhoan (That 70s Show)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
James Earl Jones (Star Wars)
Ed Begley Jr. (Veronica Mars)
Katherine LaNasa (The Campaign)
Lindsey Haun (Shrooms)
Shay Astar (All Cheerleaders Die)
Phil Hartman (Small Soldiers)
John Mahoney (Frasier)
Bronson Pinchot (Risky Business)
Mike Starr (Ed Wood)
Lois Foraker (Child’s Play 3)
Ileen Getz (That 70s Show)
Lauren Graham (Bad Santa)
John D’Aquino (Seaquest)
Richard McGonagle (500 Days of Summer)

3rd Rock From the Sun is one of the richest and hilarious television comedies to air. The series first aired in 1996 and lasted for a total of six seasons. The show molds science fiction into a sitcom and the results are a blast. A team of aliens from Mars take on human form in Rutherford, Ohio and integrate themselves into the local populace. Their goal is to learn everything they can about humans in a couple of days. Of course, it turns out humans are much more complex than expected and the team of aliens decide to stay a while longer. This first season is a great start to the series and with each episode, it only gets better.The strongest aspect of this show is its cast. They are remarkable together. From the very first episode, it is apparent how well they interact and play off of each other. Also as individuals they bring something special. The main attraction comes from John Lithgow’s role as Dr. Dick Solomon. Dick is the high commander and in charge of the other aliens. As a human, he assumes a role as a college professor of physics. Lithgow does his character well by providing great body language and delivering dialogue in a manner that just makes you smile. His lieutenant and second in command is Sally Solomon (Kristen Johnston). Sally can be an absolute riot, especially in the earlier episodes when she is coming to terms with being a female and all of the “things” that come with it. Harry Solomon (French Stewart), the transmitter/receiver, is another great character. He fills the oblivious to the obvious role for the show. Harry can be dumb, but it is always funny and never annoying like some characters in other series get because of overacting. In Harry’s case, Stewart fulfills his character to a tee. The last of the aliens is Tommy Solomon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the senior information officer and oldest alien of the group. Oddly enough, he ends up the young teenage boy with raging hormones. The struggle he endures as a wise old alien and a young teenage makes for a very interesting character.

Dr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtin). She is a professor of anthropology and shares an office with Dick. I wouldn’t count Curtin as a particularly funny person, but when she goes toe to toe with Lithgow, the outcome is always hilarious. The two have a wonderful chemistry together and they turn some of the lightest material into something wonderful. Nina Campbell (Simbi Khali) is also a fun character. She is Dick and Mary’s secretary and adds a tough personality to keep Dick in and his neurotic behavior in check when at the office. Additionally this season has Mamie Dubcek (Elmarie Wendel), the Solomon’s cigarette smoking landlord and a couple appearances from Officer Don (Wayne Knight), who turns out to be an odd love interest for Sally in future seasons.These characters are the true strength of this series and their development as both individuals and as a group really make this first season shine. Since the four alien characters are relatively new and have no experience with human society, there is a lot of different material and directions for the characters to take. The initial episodes are really a handful, because none of the aliens are prepared or really understand the emotional states that come with their human bodies.For instance, watching Sally take on a feminine role and lifestyle is great. The alien has the personality to be more masculine than feminine, which makes for a funny result and Johnston carries the character well. Similarly, Tommy is a teenage boy going through puberty, but his alien personality wants him to be an old and wise man. Harry’s focus is also a riot. Unlike Dick, Sally, and Tommy, he doesn’t seem to have a real purpose. There are some hilarious events with him doing some pretty pointless (but funny) things with the hope to find out who he is.All of the alien characters are quite fun to watch in the early stages of the season. Since they have no experience with anything, their reaction to some of the simplest things is fun. In most cases it’s because they overreact. This especially goes for Dick. He turns some pretty dull situations into a laugh fest as he tries to understand and seeks guidance from Mary, Nina, and even some of his students from his physics class. There is also plenty of character development with the human characters and it can be a lot of fun. It is mainly watching both Mary and Nina slowly learn to understand Dick and his neurotic behaviour.As for individual episodes, it’s hard to pick out the best, because they are all quite good. The season premiere episode “Brains and Eggs” is worth noting. Obviously, it’s an important episode because it features when the Solomon’s first appeared in Rutherford, Ohio. The characters are introduced and the hilarious tone is set for the remainder of the season. The next episode “Post-Nasal Dick” is also a blast. The Solomon’s catch a common cold and being new to the human form, they fail to realize it is not fatal. “Dick Is From Mars, Sally Is From Venus” is another solid episode where the beautiful Sally goes out on her first date and gets the devastating “I’ll call you”. The episode “Lonely Dick” guest stars Phil Hartman and he does not fail to produce laughs. The “The Dicks They Are A Changin'” is simply ingenious. Mary comes to believe Dick is a man she knew in the 60s. The fun part about this episode is how her attitude towards Dick takes a 180. In “I Enjoy Being A Dick”, Dick dresses in drag, enough said. “Dick Like Me” is also a pretty remarkable episode that covers racial diversity. It tackles such a serious issue in a fun light hearted manner. Dick believes you can pick your ethnicity at will. Under such an assumption, the Solomon’s try out just about every ethnicity possible and their attempts aren’t well received, but it should still make you laugh.Overall the first season of 3rd Rock From the Sun is so funny it’s classic. This first season mixes together a great cast and puts them into one hilarious situation after another. The characters, their interaction and development, are incorporated into the stories quite well. If you enjoy great sitcoms, 3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 1 is a must own DVD box set.3rd Rock From the Sun is a show that is hard not to love. It loosely mixes science fiction with comedy and makes for a hilarious sitcom. Of course, this is mostly due to a tremendous cast. The characters are played out well and they interact together with excellent chemistry. The twenty episodes in this first season have some pretty ordinary situations turned into something out of the ordinary, which is a blast. The bottom line, whether you are new to the series or familiar with it, 3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 1 is worth every penny.

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REVIEW: MELISSA & JOEY – SEASON 1-4

 

MAIN CAST

Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina: TTW)
Joey Lawrence (Blossom)
Taylor Spreitler (Amityville: The Awakening)
Nick Robinson (Jurassic World)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Lucy DeVito (Girls)
Elizabeth Ho (Fifty Shades of Black)
Megan Hilty (Shrek The Third)
Rachel G. Fox (Dream House)
Scott Michael Foster (The Pact 2)
Chris Brochu (The Vampire Diaries)
Christopher Rich (Boston Legal)
Anya Monzikova Iron Man 2)
Joel McKinnon Miller (Super 8)
Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings)
Gregg Sulkin (Runaways)
Cody Linley (Sharknado 5)
Rita Rudner (The Wrong Guys)
Trevor Donovan (Savages)
Justin Hartley (Smallville)
Sterling Knight (17 Again)
Sadie Calvano (Mom)
Jada Facer (Henry Danger)
Brooke Burke (The Wraith)
Matthew Lawrence (Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad)
Kevin Fonteyne (Sun Records)
Hayley Erin (General Hospital)
Greer Grammer (The Middle)
Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke)
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves ryamond)
Ian Reed Kesler (Birds of Prey)
George Wyner (Spaceballs)
Beth Broderick (Sabrina: TTW)
Andrew Lawrence (Bean)]
Meaghan Martin (Mean Girls 2)
Vivia A. Fox (Independence Day)
Lesliee Grossman (The Neighbours)
John Ratzenberger (Cheers)
Debi Mazar (Batman Forever)
Jaime Pressly (Mom)
John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory)
David Lascher (Sabrina: TTW)
Don Stark (That 70s Show)
John Ducey (Bones)
Alimi Ballard (Dark Angel)
Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie)
Marla Sokoloff (Fuller House)
Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By The Bell)
Yvette Nicole Brown (Community)
Mo Gaffney (That 70s Show)
Sean O’Bryan (London Has Fallen)
Krista Allen (The Final Destination)
Elisa Donovan (Sabrina: TTW)
David Starzuk (Veronica Mars)
Danny Woodburn (Bones)
Jessica Barth (Ted)
Nakia Burrise (Power Rangers Zeo)

Mel Burke is having trouble with her niece, Lennox. As she tries to juggle being a councillor and a guardian, she gets a little overwhelmed. Her assistant, Rhonda, suggests she get a nanny. Mel is hesitant to do so until she finds out Lennox wrote a poem about her principal, Miss Lunt (Vernee Watson), that wasn’t so nice. Mel relents and decides to hire a nanny. Before leaving for a meeting, Joseph “Joe” Longo knocks on her door. He apologizes for an outburst and asks if she can get him a job. Mel realizes he was the head of her brother-in-law’s company. (It is mentioned that her brother-in-law ran off leaving the company in disarray and it is implied that he ran off with the millions Joe made for him and left his wife to take the blame. The result is her being in federal prison and the reason for the children having to stay with Mel.) She explains that there is a hiring freeze downtown so she can’t get him a job. Joe then offers to be her new nanny. Joe takes Ryder to school so Mel won’t miss her meeting. Mel comes home later to take Lennox to school so she can apologize to Miss Lunt. If she doesn’t apologize, Lennox cannot go back to school. Mel finds that Ryder is still at home and Lennox is gone. After leaving, Joe sees an online posting from Lennox and realizes she is on the roof. He convinces her to go eat her “big bowl of stink” instead of letting Mel eat it for her. Mel comes back impressed until she finds out Joe paid Lennox fifty dollars to go to the school and apologize to the principal. They later decide to give him a try being the nanny.This show has a bit if everything. Witty humour. Not so witty humour. Moments of nostalgia for those of us who loved Melissa Joan hart in Sabrina and Clarissa explains it all. But this show also has moments of real emotion that stop you in your tracks for a second and keep you gripped to the underlying story lines. Each character has their own quirks and as you get to know them you really begin to appreciate the level of detail the writers have gone to in order to keep the characters alive and interesting.

REVIEW: FULLER HOUSE – SEASON 2

MAIN CAST

Candace Cameron Blue (Puppy Love)
Jodie Sweetin (Farce of The Penguins)
Andrea Barber (Days of Our Lives)
Michael Campion  (Finding Eden)
Elias Harper (Riviera)
Soni Bringas (Beautiful & Twisted)
Dashiel and Fox Messitt
Juan Pablo Di Pace (Mammia Mia)
John Brotherton (The Conjuring)
Ashley Liao (Bad Teacher TV)
Scott Weinger (The Family Man)
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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Adam Hagenbuch (Switched at Birth)
Virginia Williams (Fairly Legal)
Gianna DiDonato (The Social Experiment)
Alan Thicke (How I Met Your Mother)
Lachlan Buchanan (Some Freaks)
Isaak Presley (A History of Radness)
John Stamos (Scream Queens)
Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother)
Dave Coulier (The Real Ghostbusters)
Lori Loughlin (Birds of Prey)
Laura Bell Bundy (Anger Management)
Marla Sokoloff (Sugar & Spice)
Hal Sparks (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
David Lipper (Non-Stop)
Scott Menville (Teen Titans)
Phil Morris (Smallville)
When I found out that they were making this I had mixed feelings of happy nostalgia and preemptive disappointment. While the child in me wants this to make it due to fond memories of watching the original, another part of me was sure it would be horrible. It turned out to be great after binge watching season 1 I was stoked for season 2 and once again it did not disappoint.  The episodes this season are

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2.1)  Welcome Back

DJ finally decides between Matt and Steve, but they throw her a curveball before her annual back-to-school barbecue. A homeless Fernando moves in, and Max is worried about what the world will become.

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2.2) Mom Interference

Jackson decides to join the football team to impress Lola much to DJ’s dismay. Matt and Steve bring their new girlfriends, Crystal and CJ respectively, to game night at the Fuller house and Stephanie realizes she likes Kimmy’s brother, Jimmy and her give the relationship a shot.

2.3) Ramona’s Not-So-Epic First Kiss

Ramona feels like she needs to have her first kiss already, leading her to kiss Popko. Afterward, she develops feelings for him and is crushed to learn he has a girlfriend. DJ and Stephanie crash a wedding for a girls’ night out. 2.4) The Curse of Tanner Manor

On Halloween, Jackson and Ramona decide to abandon their parents to go to a haunted house where Jimmy and Stephanie (working there as zombies) decide to teach them a lesson. Max’s friend Taylor becomes his enemy when he blogs negatively about the Fuller house’s Halloweens and DJ throws a party to impress Taylor while Kimmy and Fernando dress up as Lucy and Ricky and the former is upset when she is cut out of Fernando’s planned performance at the party.

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Matt and DJ operate on Cosmo, who was accidentally fed corn by Max, making Max wonder if he’s good enough to care for the dog. Ramona has an audition for a major dance coach and must clear away Max’s new chickens, three babies, and her parents. Matt breaks up with Crystal and begins dating DJ. 2.6) Fuller Thasnksgving

DJ wants Thanksgiving to be perfect for her family as well as Danny, Jesse, Becky, and the Katsopolis twins who are visiting; however, she is overwhelmed when Joey, his wife, and their four kids join in on the festivities. Meanwhile Becky wants to adopt a baby while Jesse is highly opposed and elsewhere, Danny undergoes a mid-life crisis.2.7) Girl Talk

Stephanie reunites with Gia when they attempt to get the band, “Girl Talk” back together and DJ and Gia still despise each other. Popko and his girlfriend break up and he advances on Ramona, who rejects him and makes him decide to make a vengeaful humiliating video of her.

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Stephanie writes a song for Jimmy, which he intends to make viral by creating a music video. DJ meets Taylor’s father and is more determined than ever for Max to beat Taylor on a school project. Jackson and Ramona pet-sit Lola’s tarantula, Spot and things go awry when Spot climbs out of his tank.ninjasteel_by_andiemasterson-da7z2lq2.9) Glazed & Confused

Stephanie, Kimmy, and Fernando go to Los Angeles, the former to perform her new song on Danny and Becky’s show, Kimmy to sneak her way into the spotlight, and Fernando to see the set of his favorite show. A woman from the adoption agency meets with Jesse and Becky to determine the legitimacy of their parenting skills. Joey brings doughnuts to the Fuller house, making everyone sick and ruining DJ and Matt’s weekend away.2.10) New Kids In The House

Kimmy buys concert tickets for New Kids on the Block for DJ’s 39th birthday, but when she and Stephanie discover that the tickets are counterfeit, they attempt to make it up to DJ by bringing the band to the house. Meanwhile all Fernando, Matt, Steve, and Max believe that each of their birthday presents for DJ outrank the others.

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DJ and Kimmy reunite with old flames and enemies at their high school reunion leading DJ to wonder if she still has feelings for Steve, who reveals his intentions to proposing to CJ. Jackson creates a fake report card to make it appear he is a straight-A student later telling Stephanie he feels like he’s the only family member that isn’t special.

2.12) Nutcrackers

Lola is upset that Ramona’s performance of the mouse king in “The Nutcracker” will interfere with her attending Lola’s Christmas Eve party. Max is happily introduced to CJ’s daughter, Rose, both of whom are smitten with each other. Jimmy tells Stephanie he loves her and only after a talk with DJ does she realize she loves him too.ninjasteel_by_andiemasterson-da7z2lq2.13) Happy New Year Baby

Stephanie is forced to tell Jimmy of her infertility when he reveals his dreams of having kids with her. Steve asks for DJ’s help proposing to CJ, while DJ herself waits for Matt for the New Years Eve party. When Jackson cooks up a scheme to rid himself, Ramona, Lola, and Popko of Max, Max and Rose work to get revenge. Also, Jesse names Joey the godfather of his and Becky’s new adopted daughter, an argument between the two and Danny emerges while DJ reveals to Kimmy and Stephanie that when she had decided between Matt and Steve, she had picked Steve but is now happy with Matt and with Steve’s new engagement to CJ.

If you’re looking for a Modern Family type of show, you will not find that in Fuller House, but if you’re missing the sitcoms of the 90s that you could comfortably watch with your whole family, you will love Fuller House.

REVIEW: DUDE. WHERE’S MY CAR ?

CAST

Ashton Kutcher (Two and A Half Men)
Seann William Scott (American Pie)
Jennifer Garner (Alais)
Marla Sokoloff (Sugar & Spice)
Kristy Swanson (Big Daddy)
David Herman (Futurama)
Hal Sparks (Spider-Man 2)
Charlie O’Connell (The New Guy)
Mary Lynn Rajskub (2 Broke Girls)
Justin Nimmo (Power Rangers In Space)
Nichole Hiltz (Bones)
Keone Young (Men In Black 3)
Cleo King (Mike & Molly)
Andy Dick (Zoolander 2)
Brent Spiner (Star Trek: TNG)

Jesse and Chester awaken with hangovers and no memory of the previous night. The television is on, showing an Animal Planet program about how animals use twigs and rocks as tools to get food. Their refrigerator is filled with containers of chocolate pudding, and the answering machine contains an angry message from their twin girlfriends Wilma and Wanda as to their whereabouts. They emerge from their home to find Jesse’s car missing, and with it their girlfriends’ one-year anniversary presents. This prompts Jesse to ask the film’s titular question: “Dude, where’s my car?”

Because the girls have promised them a “special treat”, which Jesse and Chester take to mean sex, the men are desperate to retrieve their car. The duo begins retracing their steps in an attempt to discover where they left the car. Along the way, they encounter a transgender stripper, a belligerent speaker box operator at a Chinese restaurants drive-through, discover two appropriately-worded tattoos on each other’s backs, run into UFO cultists led by Zoltan, a Cantonese-speaking Chinese tailor, the Zen-minded Nelson and his cannabis-loving dog, the aggressive jock Tommy and his friends, a couple of hard-nosed police detectives, and a reclusive French ostrich farmer. They also meet two groups of aliens, one group being five gorgeous women, the other being two Norwegian men, searching for the “Continuum Transfunctioner”; a mysterious and powerful device, capable of destroying the universe, that the boys accidentally picked up last night.

In an arcade, they discover that the Continuum Transfunctioner was a Rubik’s Cube that Chester has been working hard to solve, and eventually does (thus activating it). They are warned that once the five lights stop flashing, the universe will be destroyed. Jesse and Chester must determine which of two sets of aliens is entitled to the device. One of the groups is there to protect the universe, the other is there to destroy it. Both claim to be the protectors of the universe, stating that they were with Jesse and Chester the previous night (which Jesse and Chester still cannot remember) and ask for the Transfunctioner. The two correctly choose the men, because when the men were asked what they did the night before, they correctly respond that they got a hole in one at the 18th hole at a miniature golf park, and won a life time supply of pudding. At the last second, they deactivate the Transfunctioner, saving the universe.

Balked, the five alien women merge to become a giantess (Jodi Ann Paterson) who swallows Tommy alive. The giantess then crawls out of the amusement centre and chases Jesse and Chester. The cultists tell them to activate the Photon Accelerator Annihilation Beam on the Transfunctioner. However, the button that activates it is too far in to reach. At the last second, Chester remembers the nature show with the tool-using chimps and uses a straw to push the recessed button, thus destroying the alien. The protectors erase everyone’s minds concerning the events and time is reversed to the beginning of the film. The duo recover the car, a Renault Le Car, which turned out to be behind a Mail Truck the whole time, and salvage their relationships and discover the special treat from the girls turns out to be matching knitted caps and scarves. The protectors leave a gift for their girlfriends (and, for the two men): Breast Enhancement Necklaces.

The movie is hilarious all the way through, there aren’t any scenes that won’t cause the watcher to stop laughing. If anyone wants to watch a real comedy movie, which does it’s job of providing comedic entertainment, then “Dude, where’s my car?” is the movie to watch.

REVIEW: FULL HOUSE

MAIN CAST
Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother)
John Stamos (Party Monster)
Dave Coulier (The Real Ghostbusters)
Candace Cameron (The View)
Jodie Sweetin (Wait Before Mickey)
Mary-Kate Olsen (Beastly)
Ashley Olsen (Two of a Kind)
Lori Loughlin (When Calls the Heart)
Andrea Barber (Days of Our Lives)
Scott Weinger (Scrubs)
RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST
Michelle Nicastro (When Harry Met Sally)
Fabiana Udenio (Austin Powers)
Ernie Hdusdon (Ghostbusters)
Wendy Schaal (American Dad)
Kristian Alfonso (Days of Our Lives)
Darcy DeMoss (Friday the 13th – Part 6)
Phyllis Diller (A Bug’s Life)
Kirk Cmaeron (Growing Pains)
Stacey Swain (One Man Force)
Rebecca Bush (Hunk)
Yvonne Wilder (West Sude Story)
John Aprea (The Game)
Helen Martin (Kiss The Girls)
Shonda Whipple (Magic Kid)
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Scott Baio (Charles in Charge)
Miko Hughes (New Nightmare)
Sherrie Rose (Unlawful Entry)
Jaleel White (Family Matters)
David Lascher (Sabrina: The Teenage Witch)
Gail Edwards (Blossom)
Cyd Strittmatter (Gone Girl)
Hilary Shepard (Power Rangers Turbo)
Jennifer Rhodes (Heathers)
Marla Sokoloff (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons)
Suzanne Somers (Step By Step)
Rick Peters (Veronica Mars)
Jason Marsden (The Munsters Today)
Mickey rooney (Night at The Museum)
Kathy Kinney (Lois & Clark)
Scott Menville (Teen Titans)
David Senstrom (Power Rangers Zeo)
 Full House is a great show for anyone of any age. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will amaze you. True, some people feel that there are some cheesy aspects to the show, but, the positive aspects out weigh all of the cheesy aspects. Full House ran it’s first episode on September 22, 1987 entitled “Our Very First Show” and ran it’s last episode on May 23, 1995 entitled “Michelle Rides Again Part II”.
The plot of the show is very believable. Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) losses his wife, Pam, in an accident involving a drunk driver. Danny has his brother in law, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos), which is Pam’s younger brother, and Danny also brings in his best friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) to help him raise his three daughters. Danny’s daughters are named DJ (Candice Cameron-Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen).Joey and Jesse plan on moving in with Danny and his three girls for a few months just to help out and end up living with them for eight years; which is the number of years the show ran for.
 The only negative thing that I can say is how Full House became The Michelle Show towards the end. I think it was to focused on her towards the end. Especially when I think Jodie and Candice were much better at acting. Full House is a great show for everyone. It can teach you a lot. One of the biggest things it can teach you is that everyone can live a great life even if a tragedy, such as loosing a family member, occurs. Full House continues to attract new fans. With all this said, there is only a couple things left to say; Full House will never die, and, thank you, the cast of Full House, for giving everyone a show that they can enjoy

With the sequel series Fuller House on Netflix and renewed for a second season now is the perfect time to watch the original series.

REVIEW: SUGAR & SPICE

CAST
Marla Sokoloff (Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Marley Shelton (Planet Terror)
Melissa George (Triangle)
Mena Suvari (American Pie)
Rachel Blanchard (Snakes on A Plane)
Alexandra Holden (The Hot Chick)
James Marsden (Superman Returns)
Sean Young (Blade Runner)
W. Earl Brown (Bates Motel)
Adam Busch (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer)
The story is narrated by Lisa Janusch (Marla Sokoloff), the bitter and jealous head cheerleader of Lincoln High School’s B-squad.
Diane Weston (Marley Shelton), the popular head cheerleader of Lincoln High School’s A-squad, becomes pregnant by the star football quarterback Jack Bartlett (James Marsden). The two move out of their parents’ homes to find an apartment of their own. Jack initially has problems staying in a job, due to his tactless personality, but finally gets hired at a video rental store. In spite of their problems coming up with the rent money, Jack and Diane try as hard as they can to survive while going to school at the same time. Lisa, Diane’s bitter rival, occasionally runs into Jack at the rental store.
She is interested in winning Jack’s heart, but fails to get his attention. After struggling with the rent and anticipating the financial hardship of supporting a family, Diane and her four cheerleader squadmates, Kansas Hill (Mena Suvari), Cleo Miller (Melissa George), Lucy Whitmore (Sara Marsh), and Hannah Wald (Rachel Blanchard), plan the perfect bank robbery. They promise each other not to tell Jack about their plan, because of his inability to lie to others.
The squad watches heist films to learn how to rob banks, and Kansas visits her mother at the women’s penitentiary for tips on where to find weaponry. Following the women’s advice, Diane and her friends visit a bug exterminator, “The Terminator” (W. Earl Brown), who sells illegal arms and ammo. He refuses to sell them the guns unless they accept his daughter, Fern Rogers (Alexandra Holden), on the squad. The squad agrees to do so and they begin rehearsing the robbery, as well as their choreography for the winter ball. During winter break, they order masks to hide their identities. Lucy backs out of the heist because she receives a scholarship to Harvard. At Christmas, Diane receives an engagement ring from Jack. She then finds out he sold his GTO in order to buy her the ring. The squad is forced to buy a new get-away vehicle, which turns out to be an old van with bad brakes.
At their first robbery at a supermarket, Lucy returns to the group having decided to help them after all. Lisa happens to be in the store at the time of the robbery, and notices that they perform cheerleader stunts in order to cover up the security cameras. The squad robs the bank and come close to shooting a customer after one of the guns discharges. They make off with armloads of cash and celebrate their success after burning their Betty costumes. The robbery is reported on TV. Neither Diane nor her friends expect Lisa to suspect them until they are confronted by her and the B-squad in the high school cafeteria, followed by the FBI.
Diane and her friends are jailed and need an alibi, so Diane promises to promote Lisa to captain of the A-squad in order to keep Lisa silent, since she is approaching her third trimester and can’t do rigorous activity. The group is outraged, but come to appreciate this decision. In order to cover up her actions, Diane tells Jack she won the lottery and after they have their children, Jack wins his senatorial campaign, and Diane’s squad lead successful lives after high school.
‘Sugar And Spice’ consists of great performances, witty one liners and an appealing performance especially from Marley Shelton.