To be honest, though, it was as I expected. The show is so bigger than life with all of its jokes that it makes the whole thing hard to take as an adult. I could do completely without the character of Joey Gladstone, as he is the biggest offender when it comes to predictable but unfunny jokes and painful-to-watch physical gags.
Season seven is one of the seasons that features the most storylines revolving around youngest Tanner daughter Michelle, famously played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. While the plots are cute (Michelle scores on the wrong goal during her first soccer game or Michelle steals a pet bunny from summer camp), I was a little surprised by the Olsens' forced acting and relative un-cuteness. I remember them being adorable. But in this season, they are hugely upstaged by the lovable Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, who play Nicky and Alex Katsopolis.
It is clear as season seven draws to a close that the producers and writers were struggling to come up with fresh ideas. Many of the same morals seem to be replayed and the episode entitled “To Little Richard Too Late” is totally unwatchable as Michelle’s school art program gets cut and Joey runs for PTA president. Please, Dave Coulier, “cut … it … out.” Sorry, couldn’t resist.
All in all, though, if you are a diehard fan of this show, you might enjoy the DVD. Be aware, there are no special features to be had, which is a bit of a disappointment. I think the whole thing would have benefited from a few cast interviews or behind the scenes footage. And if you aren’t up for two dozen episodes, I recommend keeping an eye out for the ones titled “Tough Love” and “Love on the Rocks.” They are by far some of the best of the series.