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Is anyone gonna watch this or have any interest in it ?  The show starts on Mar. 27.
In the show, Rosanne's character has voted for Trump. Sounds like an All In The Family rip-off.

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I will give it a go. DVR set.

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I'm more excited about Cobra Kai. Been waiting a long time for Johnny to shut that swarthy little dago's mouth.

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Cobra Kai... say it!!

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I’ll give it a chance since I liked the original, but I’m expecting this to be awful. And I really hope they don’t make it political. Everyone is so burned out on that shit.

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WongLee wrote: I'm more excited about Cobra Kai. Been waiting a long time for Johnny to shut that swarthy little dago's mouth.Cobra Kai looks good. Nice to see the guy get his own show.

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lobo316 wrote: Is anyone gonna watch this or have any interest in it ?  The show starts on Mar. 27.
In the show, Rosanne's character has voted for Trump. Sounds like an All In The Family rip-off.

I'll  say it gets cancelled  in its  third season.

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Rosanne was the original trash TV show.

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I absolute HATE remakes, but for Roseanne, they are mostly using same characters and actors.

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I don't know what happened to Darlene but she looks like the ugliest dude on the planet now. And which Becky is coming back?

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srossi wrote: I don't know what happened to Darlene but she looks like the ugliest dude on the planet now. And which Becky is coming back?

Sara Gilbert has been tipping the velvet for many years, so she is unlikely to be perturbed by you not finding her attractive. The original Becky is coming back, with the second Becky having a guest role as a different character.

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Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: I don't know what happened to Darlene but she looks like the ugliest dude on the planet now. And which Becky is coming back?

Sara Gilbert has been tipping the velvet for many years, so she is unlikely to be perturbed by you not finding her attractive. The original Becky is coming back, with the second Becky having a guest role as a different character.

I know she's a lesbian but I've seen a lot of lesbians and they don't look like her.  She actually looks sickly. 

And on the show didn't she marry the guy who is now a huge star on "The Big Bang Theory"?

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srossi wrote:
I know she's a lesbian but I've seen a lot of lesbians and they don't look like her.  She actually looks sickly. 

Fuck you for body shaming her. Just because she doesn't live up to your twisted standards of what a woman should look like. And fuck you for calling her a lesbian, what if she identifies as a lesbian plus something else. We'll know how to take care of Nazi's like you after the midterms are done.

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Barr and Goodman are cover features of the latest AARP magazine and both are 65 now... far removed from the pressures of the original series, the article showcases their enjoyment of working together and getting each other to crack up. It will be interesting to see if their enlightenment translates to that of the characters dealing with modern day topics.

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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: I don't know what happened to Darlene but she looks like the ugliest dude on the planet now. And which Becky is coming back?

Sara Gilbert has been tipping the velvet for many years, so she is unlikely to be perturbed by you not finding her attractive. The original Becky is coming back, with the second Becky having a guest role as a different character.

I know she's a lesbian but I've seen a lot of lesbians and they don't look like her.  She actually looks sickly. 

And on the show didn't she marry the guy who is now a huge star on "The Big Bang Theory"?
Johnny Gaelicki is scheduled  to make one appearance in season one.

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"Rosanne" had great ratings from the start, but the first season was a bit choppy. The show took flight creatively once Rosanne and Tom Arnold seized creative control. It's easy to rip on both of them, but they got the show and its characters. More importantly, and in a role for which he rarely received recognition, Tom Arnold protected the writers from the extremes of Rosanne's personality and behavior while also selling their ideas to her when there was a disagreement. That led to the show hitting its stride creatively and in the ratings for several years. When Tom and Rosanne split up, the writers lost their protector and many were gone and replaced by others that were more compliant with the star. The show started on a slow, but steady decline that culminated in the insane and nearly unwatchable final season that was a gigantic ego trip for Rosanne who by that time had no one remotely attempting to limit her.

My take is that she probably recognizes how awful and out control that last season was and that they'll probably wipe it from existence somehow. One interesting thing about her character being a Trump supporter now is that the character back then was played as someone you'd expect to be very much behind the liberal side of the Democratic party more and more as the show went on. It would be interesting to see if there is any addressing of that switch in ideology and, if so, how.

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Not a bad show tonight. Several humorous spots. It has a All In The Family feel to it with Roseanne as Archie and Jackie as Meathead.

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The 1st episode revolved almost entirely around politics and the jokes already were hopelessly dated - pussy hats and pantsuit jokes. I was embarrassed for them. And then everyone made up in 22 minutes. Just horrendous. At least no one can accuse them of liberal bias because they portrayed Aunt Jackie to be such a kook that it destroyed her character but certainly didn’t make liberals look good. 

The 2nd episode was much better, but they’re trying way too hard with the tranny kid, the black kid, and all the other tropes.

At least they’re still the ugliest family on TV. That alone makes the show stand out after all these years because no on on TV looks like them. 2 fat old parents, Darlene looks like she has AIDS, Becky sounds like she smokes 10 packs a day, and D.J. grew up to be a weird-looking man-child.

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I was entertained for maybe 5 minutes.

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I was entertained for maybe 5 minutes.

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Monster ratings for "Roseanne" as it drew 17.7 million for episode 1 and that actually increased to 18.2 million for episode 2.  It managed to get substantially better ratings than its final season in 1997, which of course was a completely different era when sitcoms drew much higher ratings in general.  In comparison, a decent showing for "The Big Bang Theory", by far the most popular sitcom today, also gets about 18 million.

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It probably got a big audience in large part due to the curiosity factor and will fall off, but ought to get healthy ratings by current standards.

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I will continue to watch until it gets repetitive or goes way over the top which could very likely occur.

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Is Sarah Chalke back?  Always been hot for her.

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Blazer wrote: Is Sarah Chalke back?  Always been hot for her.She plays Andrea in the re-boot

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I laughed like hell. To each his own.

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srossi wrote: The 1st episode revolved almost entirely around politics and the jokes already were hopelessly dated - pussy hats and pantsuit jokes. I was embarrassed for them. And then everyone made up in 22 minutes. Just horrendous. At least no one can accuse them of liberal bias because they portrayed Aunt Jackie to be such a kook that it destroyed her character but certainly didn’t make liberals look good. 

The 2nd episode was much better, but they’re trying way too hard with the tranny kid, the black kid, and all the other tropes.

At least they’re still the ugliest family on TV. That alone makes the show stand out after all these years because no on on TV looks like them. 2 fat old parents, Darlene looks like she has AIDS, Becky sounds like she smokes 10 packs a day, and D.J. grew up to be a weird-looking man-child.
So, you're saying the show is staying true to form. Might have to check it out. Thanks for the great review.

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Maybe I saw a half a dozen of the episodes from the first go around so I am not the best source. It was OK. Kind of agree with Rossi that they are trying a bit hard on certain things. Clearly, they want to represent the entire political spectrum somehow. Gotta be honest - prefer the fat John Goodman. This version looks creepy to me.

I see this as a show that people will watch initially for the curiosity factor. The humor is pretty good for a network show but there are so many other options that are better than this. In today's world a show can survive even with a modest amount of viewers. This one probably will unless Roseanne does something to fuck it up.

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Donald Trump’s shadow may have loomed large over the premier of ABC’s reboot ofRoseanne, but one of the show’s stars says the debate about presidential politics was a one-time event.
Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene, said it was never the intention of the show to focus on politics—or to align itself with the president.
“The Conners aren’t Trump supporters. Roseanne’s character is a Trump supporter — she’s the only one — and we never say his name, actually, in the show,” she said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live.
Roseanne Barr, like her character Roseanne, is an outspoken Trump supporter—and some parties believe it was that support that helped draw in viewers. The show pulled in an incredibly strong 21.9 million viewers last week, and Barr even received a congratulatory phone call from Trump.

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The last couple of episodes have been much better. I think they’ve killed Jackie's character and made her a loon, but other than that the writing and acting have gotten better with each episode.

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Totally disagree with that. The last episode seemed to really hit the wall. Very bad attempts at scripted humor. Started to get into mushy/life lessons bullshit. I really enjoyed the show until the last episode. Hoping that episode was just a bump in the road.

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Benlen wrote: I was entertained for maybe 5 minutes.Double post, so were you actually entertained for 10 minutes?

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Wife forced me to watch again. Now have seen more episodes of the reboot than I did the original. There are so many better things to watch on Netflix, Amazon and so on. Why continue to waste my time on this? My wife agreed that the last episode wasn't as good.

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I think they're getting closer to the tone of the original show. It's a network sitcom, it's not going to be "Breaking Bad". There's only a handful of network sitcoms that reach the level of an objective good ("Mom", "The Good Place", a couple of others). You have to grade sitcoms on a curve against other crap. In that regard, I really think it's starting to hit it's stride, although Aunt Jackie's portrayal is such a channel-changer for me.

I tried to sample the first episodes of some new sitcoms with decent casts. I tried "Alex Inc." with Zach Braff from "Scrubs" and figured it had to be at least decent by sitcom standards. I was wrong. It's as bad as anything I've seen on TV in years. I tried "Splitting Up Together" with Jenna Fischer of "The Office" and I was one and done on that. It absolutely is hard to justify wasting time on crappy sitcoms when we're in a golden age of TV on premium and streaming channels (although that golden age admittedly might be coming to an end because some of those new shows are hit or miss now too - I'm watching "Barry" on HBO but it's hardly an HBO-level grand slam). But I judge sitcoms against other sitcoms, it's like winning a medal in the Special Olympics but you don't think any of them are going to beat Carl Lewis. And compared to say the "Will & Grace" reboot, "Roseanne" is showing some promise for me.

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Ultimark wrote: Wife forced me to watch again. Now have seen more episodes of the reboot than I did the original. There are so many better things to watch on Netflix, Amazon and so on. Why continue to waste my time on this? My wife agreed that the last episode wasn't as good.

Last episode was awful.  

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The biggest challenge with TV now is that there are so many good things to watch when you count all the cable TV shows (HBO, Show, Starz) and Netflix, Amazon. Even WGN has had a couple of good shows. Not to mention FX, Sundance and AMC. I just don't see what standard network tv has to offer.

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Trump supporters were really sold a bill of goods with this show, and the liberals boycotting it look as stupid as ever.  Last night, Roseanne got Muslim neighbors and it was a textbook "All in the Family" episode where she said racist things, looked stupid, and learned a valuable lesson at the end and wound up standing up for them.  This is in no way a conservative show.  Even in the B storyline where Dan loses a job to illegal immigrants he blamed the guy who hired them and not the immigrants themselves.  I fail to see how this is much different than any other show on TV, but everyone keeps politicizing it and writing ridiculously long reviews dissecting every sentence and finding something to complain about either way.

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Look back a few weeks ago. I said this was going to be the modern version of “All In The Family’”.



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