by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Hey Femm readers. Hope all of you are having a nice Sunday morning. For this blog post, I wanted to talk about the revival of the tv show, Roseanne. This series originally started in 1988 and ended in 1997. It was recently rebooted this past March 27th on ABC. The first three episodes have a seven-star rating so far. It has some of the original cast such as Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, and Sara Gilbert.
The original series focused on the story of a working-class family struggling with real-life problems such as raising kids, dealing with financial problems, marriage, in-laws, etc. The family is made up of five that includes Roseanne, her husband Dan, and her kids Becky, Darlene, and DJ. Roseanne’s sister, Jackie, and her close friends were always there to help the family out when they were faced with these problems. The revival focuses on the same idea just twenty-one years after the series ended, but this time the kids are all grown up with children of their own.
The first episode focuses on Rosanne and Dan adjusting to living with their daughter Darlene and their grandkids when Darlene loses her job, Becky decides to make more money by becoming a surrogate, and Roseanne is fighting with her sister Jackie. The rest of the episodes face other real-life problems such as bullying, old age, and older generation vs new generation style of parenting. There are only nine episodes in the first season. So far, the criticism of the show has been good. It scored a 67% on the average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The only thing audiences and critics don’t like too much is Dan being alive in the revival when he supposedly died of a heart attack in the final episode of the original series. Probably why in the trailer you have the clip of Roseanne scaring Dan awake while he’s asleep with a snore mask on and saying she thought he was dead to which he responds, “Why does everyone always think I’m dead?” It’s a funny line but now people are questioning other elements of the final episode. Especially since Barr explains that Roseanne writes fictional stories on the show. Was anything else fictional though? I guess you’ll just have to watch to find out. ‘til next time Femm heads.