25 Inimitable Men 17/25
Jesse Katsopolis (Full House)
He’s my uncle Jesse, your uncle Jesse, the Tanners’ uncle Jesse, the Fullers’ uncle Jesse, the Giblers’ uncle Jesse — everybody’s uncle Jesse! Bigger than his ridiculously awesome hair and obsession with Elvis is his heart. The kind of heart who’s selflessly devoted himself to making the lives of everyone else better one wise advice at a time. When it comes to families, there aren’t a lot of people who would do what uncle Jesse has done — there aren’t many people that sacrifice their lives and their happiness to help out for as long as he did. And that’s because when he fell hard for parenthood, protecting the kids became his greatest priority. While uncle Jesse was by no means perfect at everything, he tried harder than anyone ever would, and that alone made him inimitable. Seriously, is there any other television character who’s considered everyone’s uncle? I think not.
25 Nearest and Dearest 4/25
Tanner/Katsopolis/Fuller Family (Full House)
The family that hugs each other, stays together. There’s no family quite like the Tanner/Katsopolis/Fuller family and there never will be. As a little kid, nothing glued me to the television the way Full House did and to this very day, this family is incredibly important to me. From the very first episode, Full House was about selflessly stepping up to help out, and if there’s one thing families are good at, it’s being there through the darkest moments and the happiest. And perhaps that’s why I loved this show so dearly — it is still to this day one of the most heartiest, happiest TV series in existence. Sometimes we need happy and in the Tanner/Katsopolis/Fuller household, it was everyone’s mission to create a loving, ridiculously wonderful environment.
| March 20 – April 23 |
Heartland, Brooklyn Nine Nine, When Calls the Heart, and in a sense, Fuller House have ended for the remainder of the season leaving us with plenty of great material to discuss. And for some of these shows, we’ve been waiting a while to talk about them. Pretty much an entire month.