Roseanne Reboot

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  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited March 9
    No shame, I've probably seen every episode a handful or more of times.  She doesn't have the reputation of being the best person in real life, but I think her sitcom was (and is still) super funny.  I like how they aimed to represent the everyday, working, lower-middle class family and showed everything that we all go through as human beings.  The characters were so relatable.  Watching the trailer for the reboot, it looks like it's going to be just as funny as it was 25-30 years ago.  I'm looking forward to it.

    OliviaD
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    I am so torn about this. The original show was groundbreaking and bloody hilarious along with it - one of my all time favourite sitcoms. But Roseanne has turned into such a batshit Trump-loving racist bigot I don’t know if I can do it. 
    Murderbearphoenyx1023ElisaBourbonQueen
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    They had the best Halloween episodes. I’ve actually DLed all the Halloween episodes and watch them from time to time. 

    Definitely going to to give it a chance. Growing up in the Illinois burbs Roseanne was about as close to a representation of my family on screen ever. 
    MurderbearMichelle
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  • hisdudeness915hisdudeness915 Atlanta, Ga
    I’m watching it. No shame at all. If it sucks or annoys me after a few episodes I’ll quit. Of course, I’ll watch just about anything with Goodman in it so hopefully it holds my interest. I usually try to keep at least one network sitcom in my watch list so my brain can relax once a week.  :p
    Michelle
  • OliviaDOliviaD Cincinnati, Ohio
    I’m definitely watching. I grew up watching it and like others it reminded me of my blue collar mid west family. I always wanted dan Connor to be my dad ( my real dad sucks) I watched the entire series again during my maternity leave last year and still love it. 
    Michelle
  • MichelleMichelle California
    Still laughing at that image of Jackie in a pussy hat with a Nasty Woman t-shirt.  I can just hear it, in her 'Jackie' voice... "I'm a nasssssssty woman, Roseanne! :angry: "   haha  :)
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  • MichelleMichelle California
    No, it starts on the 27th. 
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    and now i want a Landford Lunchbox Loose Meat Sandwich!
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  • Dee said:
    I am so torn about this. The original show was groundbreaking and bloody hilarious along with it - one of my all time favourite sitcoms. But Roseanne has turned into such a batshit Trump-loving racist bigot I don’t know if I can do it. 
    I never much cared about the show (thought it was fine, not great the few times I watched it), but this + the fat that reboots are almost universally terrible would make it highly unlikely I'd watch it even if I did like it in its original form. 
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    I caved - the lure of Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert was too strong. Episode 1 was awkward - too much political stuff, too many people who haven’t acted in years, OG Becky’s weird grown up voice. Episode 2 was much better, more like classic Roseanne. 

    Jackie is a life coach now, worth watching for that alone. 
    hisdudeness915Michelle
  • hisdudeness915hisdudeness915 Atlanta, Ga
    Yeah, the first episode was kinda icky but the jokes hit pretty well. (Especially the Jill Stein stuff) Sara Gilbert stole the show in both episodes IMO. That stuff with her son was some top shelf material that I wasn’t really expecting and she nailed every second of it. 
    DeeMichelle
  • MichelleMichelle California
    edited March 29
    The first episode was definitely iffy based on all of the political stuff (not fond of the Conners supporting Trump, but that's beside the fact).  I think the side message of that episode, and I think one of the characters even says as much (?) is that people/families can still live and love one another despite differing political views - that we should respect all sides, even if we don't agree with them.  But, the exchange between Becky and Darlene - about Becky faking her age as 33 (for the surrogacy) and that the woman at the MAC counter said it was her 'skin age' and Darlene telling her that she should have used her IQ so she could be 23 - was classic Becky/Darlene.  Like @Dee said though, the second episode was more like the old Roseanne.  I really loved watching this series again. Overall, I thought it was great.  I'm all in.  Also, how great is it that DJ actually got together with Gina, the classmate he didn't want to kiss in the school play?   And I liked that they touched on Mark's death, even if they didn't go into any detail about when or how.  I'm sure we'll hear more about that though.

    All of these reboots.... '90s Michelle is loving this!   I was listening to Chris Hardwick's podcast interview with Paul Reiser yesterday, and he mentioned that he'd been talking with Helen Hunt about bringing back Mad About You - but he's not sure if they will.  He feels like they ended it perfectly and what new stories could they tell?  Chris was desperately trying to talk him into it though, and I realllllly hope it comes back.
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    Bringing a hot mess to a hot end.
    Murderbearphoenyx1023
  • BourbonQueenBourbonQueen Dallas, TX
    And with under so many characters, she just ended a successful reboot with her racism. Congrats, Roseanne. 
    GanMurderbearDee
  • ABC is putting racists in braces. Good on them for standing up for what is right. 

    BTW, Roseanne's talent agency ICM Partners just dropped/fired her bigoted ass as well. 

    http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/icm-partners-drops-roseanne-barr-racist-tweet-1202824342/


    Murderbear
  • MichelleMichelle California
    She completely ruined what could have been a positive experience.  I had good feelings going into the reboot, even though I knew her political beliefs didn't align with my own.  I was and still am a fan of the original series and was really looking forward to the new episodes, and even enjoyed several of them.  But there is no forgiving or hand-waving away her abhorrent attitude, words, deeds, and support of Trump and his own beliefs.  She has no one to blame but herself.
    Murderbear
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Chinaski said:
    I wonder what on earth turned her into such a hateful monster? She was most definitely liberal back in the day, and her show reflected that. Now she’s just like everyone’s racist uncle x 100. :-( 
    Travis
  • News from the future: Fox "Saves" Roseanne.
    DeeChinaskirusskellyFlukes
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited May 29
    Dee said:
    Chinaski said:
    I wonder what on earth turned her into such a hateful monster? She was most definitely liberal back in the day, and her show reflected that. Now she’s just like everyone’s racist uncle x 100. :-( 
    Actually, I bet my possibly racist, definitely sketchy, alt right uncle will be chiming in on this at some point today on Facebook. Great, another disappointing moment in our relationship in queue.

    Also, I didn't watch but my wife did and I thought they blew an amazing opportunity to have both of the Darlenes play Darlene and just randomly switch them from scene to scene (or even shot to shot if it wasn't live). I thought that would have been an amazing gag. 
    Dee
  • Waaaiiiit a minute. You mean to tell me the raging bigot said something repulsively racist (again)?? I, for one, am shocked. SHOCKED, I say. It's.....it's almost as if giving a platform to a racist nutjob is a....bad idea?.....Nahhhhh. I'm sure the next time so many people throw support behind a some bigot's artistic endeavors for nostalgia's sake it'll work out juuuuust fine. Cuz what's a little support for a bigot if they're making you chuckle once a week. 
    BourbonQueenDee
  • I wish they would have had the show be called "Darlene" and had it in the immediate aftermath of Roseanne's (the character, I'm not sending bad energy out into the ether even against a racist) funeral.  Because everything else about that show looked pretty good and I wanted to see where it went.
    TravisMichelle
  • Gan said:
    ABC is putting racists in braces. Good on them for standing up for what is right. 

    Don't cheer ABC for this. They knew what she was and gave her a show anyway. They only cancelled it because it started to cost them more in PR than the show was making. Corporations do NOT have morals. They do whatever they think will make them the most money. Full stop. 
    Frakkin Tphoenyx1023JaimieT
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    asmallcat said:
    Gan said:
    ABC is putting racists in braces. Good on them for standing up for what is right. 

    Don't cheer ABC for this. They knew what she was and gave her a show anyway. They only cancelled it because it started to cost them more in PR than the show was making. Corporations do NOT have morals. They do whatever they think will make them the most money. Full stop. 
    Whatever the reason, at least the bigot is reaping the fruits of her hate.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    gjulleen said:
    I wish they would have had the show be called "Darlene" and had it in the immediate aftermath of Roseanne's (the character, I'm not sending bad energy out into the ether even against a racist) funeral.  Because everything else about that show looked pretty good and I wanted to see where it went.
    Like Valerie/Valerie’s Family. Good idea. 

    I remember back in the day, Roseanne was fighting with the other producers on her show and she was missing from a couple of episodes because she was kind of striking or something, and the network went to John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf and asked her if they would keep going on the show if Roseanne was killed off, and both said no. 
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