Netflix, while they’re notoriously known for keeping numbers hidden, can’t hide the fact that the number of viewers started to slide over the years.
“Recode” published an article in 2018 that showed the streaming site’s most-watched shows of the year, and it didn’t even make the top 20.
A Firm No
It wasn’t for lack of trying on the show’s end that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen didn’t accept the revival of their old role.
Mary Kate and Ashley are living very different lives now, and, as Mary Kate told producer Bob Boyett when he contacted them with the idea, “I haven’t been in front of a camera since I was 17, and I don’t feel comfortable acting.”
Three Years of Persuasion
Jeff Franklin, former showrunner, gave an interview on "TVLine" and spoke about the reboot. He addressed the no-Michelle issue and reported that he’d had someone reach out to the twins over the course of three years!
Finally, he said, “they know the door is open, but I’m not going to be calling them anymore to invite them.”
It Wasn’t Much About the Fuller Family
When they first announced the show’s revival, fans everywhere rejoiced. Everyone wanted to see it come back to life and find out what they’ve missed from their favorite characters while they’ve been away.
Unfortunately, the reboot focused too much on things like D.J.’s current love triangle, rather than letting us know what Uncle Jesse has been doing all this time.
No More Netflix Studio-Audience Sitcoms
This isn’t the first time Netflix has tried their hand at the whole studio audience thing, but it should probably be the last.
After all, the types of shows that include canned laughter aren’t exactly a match made in heaven for a streaming service. Also, we have been seeing a general decline in the genre, so Netflix isn't the only one.