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“Full House” was an American television show from the 1980s to the 1990s. It was among the most popular TV shows of its time.

The show followed a widowed father who asks his friends to help him raise his three young girls. The last episode of “Full House” aired in May 1995.

But on Friday, the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in the U.S. was “Fuller House.” The new show is the long-awaited sequel series that follows the now-adult characters from “Full House.” The streaming service Netflix released 13 episodes of the new series at midnight Friday.

“Fuller House” trended throughout the night and into Friday morning on Twitter and Facebook. The actors on the show were among the top 10 U.S. Google searches, as well.

Longtime fans of “Full House” admitted that they stayed up all night to watch the entire season.

Excited fans tweeted about having waited more than 20 years for the sequel.

But…some viewers were not impressed with “Fuller House.”

And television critic Hank Steuver of The Washington Post called the show, “a retread,” an “exhumation” and “just dreadful.” He says the show is not “some golden treasure of family-friendly programming.”

Although most of the main characters from the original “Full House” have returned for “Fuller House,” the show’s youngest character, Michelle Tanner, did not appear. Michelle was played by twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

The Olsens are now active in the fashion world. The two did not agree to appear in the first season of the new show.

One episode of “Fuller House” even joked about their absence. One of her sisters on the show asks where Michelle is. Her father, Danny Tanner, responds: “Oh, she’s busy in New York running her fashion empire.”

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I’m Dan Friedell.

Have you ever seen Full House or Fuller House? What do you think of these American sitcoms (situational comedies)? Let us know!

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Words in This Story

retread – n. something that uses ideas, stories, etc., that have been used before

exhume – v. to revive or restore after neglect or a period of forgetting

empire – n. a very large business or group of businesses under the control of one person or company​

dreadful – adj. very bad or unpleasant

widowed – adj. used to describe a woman whose husband has died or a man whose wife has died

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