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A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.
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Mar 29, 2015 3:06AM EDT
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This show changed American television for the better. It was one of the few (and sadly still is) that featured working class families. And used realistic actors to portray them. It showed realistic struggles that come with unemployment and bad economies for the people Hollywood largely forgets.

It was groundbreaking for women behind the scenes and on camera. It heavily featured strong women without demeaning the male characters. They were complex and showed the real lives of women. They handled domestic violence, sexism, breast reduction, female friendships, teen birth control, etc. It included on of the funniest first period episodes of television.

It was also groundbreaking for LGBT issues. One of the first lesbian kisses on primetime network television. It wasn't done for ratings and Roseanne had to fight to have it aired. A hilarious over the top gay wedding. A variety of interesting LGBT characters.

Also: Riot Grrrls and Traci Lordes.

One of the most subversive shows to air. Thanks largely to Roseanne's constant willingness to take on producers and network execs. Just skip the last season.

This show changed American television for the better. It was one of the few (and sadly still is) that featured working class families. And used realistic actors to portray them. It showed realistic struggles that come with unemployment and bad economies for the people Hollywood largely forgets.

It was groundbreaking for women behind the scenes and on camera. It heavily featured strong women without demeaning the male characters. They were complex and showed the real lives of women. They handled domestic violence, sexism, breast reduction, female friendships, teen birth control, etc. It included on of the funniest first period episodes of television.

It was also groundbreaking for LGBT issues. One of the first lesbian kisses on primetime network television. It wasn't done for ratings and Roseanne had to fight to have it aired. A hilarious over the top gay wedding. A variety of interesting LGBT characters.

Also: Riot Grrrls and Traci Lordes.

One of the most subversive shows to air. Thanks largely to Roseanne's constant willingness to take on producers and network execs. Just skip the last season.

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May 31, 2018 5:02PM EDT
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I planned on watching this revival before Roseanne had her racist meltdown because I used to watch the original when I was a kid and I recall enjoying it. I was glad the show was cancelled due to her racist outburst and saw so many posts about how "great" and "amazing" the revival was so I thought I'd watch an episode, which led to my watching another and another.
So why did I watch more than one? Well, it seemed to be the exact show that I watched when I was kid, which is a very simplistic show about a lower income working class family but now they seemed to be addressing some modern issues that true conservative Americans would find unacceptable (for example a boy dressing in girl's clothes) and things that the stereotypical racist Trump supporters (note that I said "stereotypical") who love this show would hate, such as DJ adopting a black child. I kept watching to see how those topics would be handled, despite the fact that the actors who plays Becky and DJ seem to not have done anything to better their craft since the original show was cancelled and the quality of the acting on the show seems much worse generally, it's almost as if they are simply doing improv, but poorly.
Sure, it is an okay show, but I didn't see any examples of "great" or "amazing". I don't understand what it is that the show's supporters are going to miss so much. There's racism everywhere in every country, I say that as a Canadian, but I would never watch this support this show after Roseanne showed her true colours.

I planned on watching this revival before Roseanne had her racist meltdown because I used to watch the original when I was a kid and I recall enjoying it. I was glad the show was cancelled due to her racist outburst and saw so many posts about how "great" and "amazing" the revival was so I thought I'd watch an episode, which led to my watching another and another.
So why did I watch more than one? Well, it seemed to be the exact show that I watched when I was kid, which is a very simplistic show about a lower income working class family but now they seemed to be addressing some modern issues that true conservative Americans would find unacceptable (for example a boy dressing in girl's clothes) and things that the stereotypical racist Trump supporters (note that I said "stereotypical") who love this show would hate, such as DJ adopting a black child. I kept watching to see how those topics would be handled, despite the fact that the actors who plays Becky and DJ seem to not have done anything to better their craft since the original show was cancelled and the quality of the acting on the show seems much worse generally, it's almost as if they are simply doing improv, but poorly.
Sure, it is an okay show, but I didn't see any examples of "great" or "amazing". I don't understand what it is that the show's supporters are going to miss so much. There's racism everywhere in every country, I say that as a Canadian, but I would never watch this support this show after Roseanne showed her true colours.

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Aug 19, 2015 10:53AM EDT
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top 5 favourite show

top 5 favourite show

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Aug 16, 2015 10:44PM EDT
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MY ABSOLUTE favorite, always and forever! I can't wait to have the extra cash to buy the ENTIRE series! I grew up watching this, my mom watched it all the time, Roseanne was like a second mom to me. I felt like I was part of her family to. And it resembled my family a lot. A CLASSIC tv show that EVERYONE needs to see!

MY ABSOLUTE favorite, always and forever! I can't wait to have the extra cash to buy the ENTIRE series! I grew up watching this, my mom watched it all the time, Roseanne was like a second mom to me. I felt like I was part of her family to. And it resembled my family a lot. A CLASSIC tv show that EVERYONE needs to see!

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Mar 20, 2015 2:45PM EDT
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Best re-runs ever. Loved this show growing up!

Best re-runs ever. Loved this show growing up!

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Nov 26, 2014 4:32PM EST
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Great show, really enjoyed it

Great show, really enjoyed it

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Jun 3, 2018 9:29PM EDT
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Loved this show as a kid and loved it now as an adult. I'm sad they've cancelled it though. Lots of double standards these days. I will miss seeing my favorite Dan and Becky on the show. I always felt I could relate to Becky as a kid (not all the stuff, but some) and Dan was your all American I wish I could have him for a dad. It was great while it lasted! It was nice to enjoy a piece of my childhood memories if only for one season.

Loved this show as a kid and loved it now as an adult. I'm sad they've cancelled it though. Lots of double standards these days. I will miss seeing my favorite Dan and Becky on the show. I always felt I could relate to Becky as a kid (not all the stuff, but some) and Dan was your all American I wish I could have him for a dad. It was great while it lasted! It was nice to enjoy a piece of my childhood memories if only for one season.

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May 29, 2018 2:25PM EDT
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This could have been a great reboot if it weren't for Roseanne's real life values pre-dating the Civil War.

Please change from "Concluded" to "Cancelled" to reflect that this show didn't end on a high-note like many other series do. ABC cancelled it and rightly so. Marking it as concluded is a disgrace to every other show that ended.

This could have been a great reboot if it weren't for Roseanne's real life values pre-dating the Civil War.

Please change from "Concluded" to "Cancelled" to reflect that this show didn't end on a high-note like many other series do. ABC cancelled it and rightly so. Marking it as concluded is a disgrace to every other show that ended.

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May 18, 2018 8:33AM EDT
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This show was ahead of it's time when it first aired. It was the first show to have a working class family dealing with real issues. I loved this show growing up. I was worried when I heard they were bringing it back. Honestly there aren't many great comedy shows out there now. I was happy to see that they are showing how the Conners deal with the issues of today.

This show was ahead of it's time when it first aired. It was the first show to have a working class family dealing with real issues. I loved this show growing up. I was worried when I heard they were bringing it back. Honestly there aren't many great comedy shows out there now. I was happy to see that they are showing how the Conners deal with the issues of today.

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Apr 18, 2018 12:11AM EDT
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Love this show. Funny, inclusive and pertinent to every day life

Love this show. Funny, inclusive and pertinent to every day life