The Good

Once again, another great release showcasing the Tanner's and their extended family.

The Bad

No Extra features. As far as I know, they haven't had any on these releases since the first season. Bummer.

Full House: The Complete Sixth Season brings us yet another batch of episodes chronicling the lives of Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Uncle Joey (Dave Coulier) and the rest of the gang for this season of fun, heartbreak, laughs, and above all, change. Packed with 24 episodes we see the house expand, contract, and do pretty much everything else that a "normal" family unit does over the course of a television season.

In episodes like "The Dating Game," Stephanie (Jodie Sweeten) is really starting to think about boys and wonders if going out for pizza with one is the beginning of a relationship. "Road to Tokyo" is a learning episode when Uncle Jesse goes to Japan, and Michelle (The Olsen Twins) decides that she is going to dig her way there to visit him. Lastly, on a very serious note, "Silence is Not Golden" gives us Stephanie in a quandary when her friend tells her a secret that his father beats him.

Clocking in at 565 minutes, Full House: The Complete Sixth Season may be highly milquetoasty, but it manages to push all the right buttons in terms of balancing comedy and tragedy.

Features

No Extras came with this release.

Video

Standard Version. Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of it's original television exhibition. These 24 shows sparkled in their clarity. I didn't see any hits on any of the pictures. I also didn't notice the colors changing from scene to scene. While the editing and lighting schemes are fairly straight forward, compression is still not an exact science. What impresses me is that I've never watched a season of this show that didn't look anything but well composed and of the highest quality in terms of it's presentation.

Audio

Dolby Digital. English: Stereo. The audio on this show was good. I turned things up about halfway and everything played about as well as I hoped it would. I didn't get any sound hits or audio drop outs. What I find amazing is that it seems like they kept that opening theme song for this show's entire run. It's not that there's anything wrong with that but by the Sixth Season were looking at 1993, and it just seems that by that time they would have tried to make things sound a little more hip.

Package

The core of the Tanner/Katsopolis/Gladstone clan is all present and accounted for on this dark pink and yellow slipcase cover. The back portion is mostly dark pink with a big purple blotch. There are some photos from the various episodes, a brief description of what this show is about (it manages to cover all the characters), a cast list, and technical specs. The four discs that make up this Sixth season are stored in two slim cases, and these contain more pictures from the show, more pink and purple colors, as well as episode descriptions and airdates spread out over all the covers. Warner Bros. has made this packaging economical and easy to sift through.

Final Word

I liked the Sixth Season of this show a lot because it got into some pretty serious waters. The girls are growing up, they're starting to deal with things young girls deal with, and life isn't going to continue to be as simple. While the earlier seasons seemed to focus mainly on the adults in the house (with the children used mainly for comic fodder), it's interesting as we see these girls mature to watch this show take on a more serious tone. To not do that, to keep these characters in box would have done a disservice to Full House as well as to the loyal viewers who kept this show on the air for 8 seasons.

All that said, lets be honest for a moment, it's not as if this show became The Sopranos. The majority of this show is still light humor, but it's nice to see that they dealt with such serious subject matter as child abuse, teen relationships and the effect that new parental relationships have on kids. For anyone who thinks that this show has lost any of it's cutesy charm, I cite Uncle Jesse's kids as all the evidence you need... this is the same Full House .

Full House: The Complete Sixth Season is safe, wholesome entertainment, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have to be void of any substance.

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