Review of Roseanne

30 minutes

A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.
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by me2011
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.


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