I don’t watch a lot of sitcoms with the exception of a few of them. The only sitcoms that I watched over the years of my life were “Roseanne”, “Seinfeld”, “Frasier” and “Home Improvement”. They were the good sitcoms, but other than that I’m not a fan of sitcoms much.
Last night, “Roseanne” returned to television after like 20 years of being off the air. I used to watch the old “Roseanne” show obsessively when I was young ’cause it was one of the sitcoms that was actually good and watchable. The show is back and the whole gang is back too. Yeah, everybody from the original show has pretty much returned.
I watched the full hour of the new “Roseanne” last night and I was pretty impressed with the show actually. It was very enjoyable and watchable all the way through. I wasn’t bored one bit. The writing was really good for a sitcom and the show was well-acted by the whole cast. Most importantly, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman both still got it after all these years so it doesn’t surprise me. Roseanne can still do her trademark laugh really well. John Goodman has been away from the small screen for many years due to his movie career. John was already a big movie star before “Roseanne”, but I’m sure “Roseanne” helped boost his movie career ’cause he starred in many big roles over the years after the original “Roseanne”. Now John is back and it doesn’t surprise me that he still can play Dan Conner pretty well.
It was said in the new Roseanne revival that Roseanne and Dan Conner are gonna be Trump supporters and conservative people. When I watched the show last night, it turned out exactly that… Roseanne and Dan being Trump supporting conservatives while other people in the family are liberals especially Jackie Harris who is Roseanne’s younger sister. Laurie Metcalf reprises her role as Jackie for the new revival. In this revival Jackie is a die-hard liberal and in the premiere, shows Jackie and Roseanne arguing over politics most of the show which was entertaining as hell. Something we can all relate to in real life.
The show wanted to depict what families lives are really like during these political times. Yeah, I’m sure a lot of families out there have mixed political views. A lot of families out there have political arguments just like in the new “Roseanne” show. It’s like in real life, ya know? That’s what I liked about the show. I think the goal with the new show is that it wanted to try and bring liberals and conservatives together. Ya know, the show was about unity the way I saw it.
Some may think that the new “Roseanne” show was aimed directly to a conservative audience but not really. The show is for liberals too. There were both conservative views and liberal views in the new show. It had everything: pussy hats, Nasty woman, abortion, gun rights, freedom of speech, transgender, homosexuality, etc. I’m sure we’ll get even deeper in politics in the upcoming episodes. This was only the beginning.
With that being said, I was very impressed with the show. Finally a show on TV that I can actually watch ’cause I don’t watch much TV hardly at all. Most of my TV watching is on Netflix and WWE Network. I play video games and watch movies most of the time too so I don’t watch much cable TV.
I thought it was a really good show and I plan to watch every Tuesday night until the Season finale. I’m sure the season premiere of “Roseanne” did very well in the ratings. I predict the ratings did really big so we’ll wait until the rating numbers come in.