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The Tv Show "Roseanne"  
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3529 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4002 times:

Hello all,

For most of this week, Nick@Nite has been running a Roseanne marathon starting at 9 or so, and I've been watching a lot of it.

I grew up in the late 80s and early 90s, which was the time of what I'll call the "ultra family sitcom" - like Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step, Home Improvement, etc...

While these shows were great, and I enjoyed way too many hours of my childhood watching them (and still like them today) - they were always so predictable, and everything would work out in the end like you knew it would. Roseanne was on in the same era, and while it was also in the family sitcom genre, it was markedly different than the ones mentioned above. Story lines were fairly true to life, mainly in that unexpected things happened and there wasn't always a silver lining.

Also, this was one of the first family sitcoms ever where the main character (and dominant character) was a women. Yes, the character Roseanne was acidic, loud, obnoxious, and not always the best mom/wife - but she was also smart and assertive, and played more of a patriarchal role in the family than her husband Dan, in an era where the majority of all sitcom wives were either secondary characters (Family Matters, Full House, Fresh Prince, Cosby Show) or at most the same level as the husband (Step by Step).

I think I appreciate it much more now as an adult than I did as a child, because over the past few years it has probably been my favorite re-run to watch (even moreso than Fresh Prince!).

But anywho, how do others feel about the show? I think the final season was way too easy, almost a cop out - the Conners win the lottery and get rich. Read more about the show here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_%28TV_series%29


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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3994 times:

I liked it up until the last season, when Dan had the affair with the nurse... Kind of ruined the show-but it had some real funny parts in it overall.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
I think the final season was way too easy, almost a cop out - the Conners win the lottery and get rich.

I thought Dan died of a heart attack during the final season.... Roseanne was writing a letter to Dan about how life is after his passing. Does anybody remember that?



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

I used to think it was a shitty show.

Then I saw an episode of "The Nanny." Would someone please tell me who that show's target audience was? I've NEVER met ANYONE who liked it or even watched it out of sheer boredom. You'd think someone in New York or Flushing or wherever would have had the balls to flatten Fran Drecsher under their car's tires and put her out of her whiny misery.



Anyway... I like "Roseanne" now.


User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2364 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

Never watched Roseanne when it was on originally...but now I love it. It up there for me with Friends, Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Roseanne was great because it was REAL and wasn't the glossed over happy family. The fact that it was different made it great....in the same way Raymond works because its about the grandparents rather than the kids.

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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3955 times:

Roseanne might have been the worst sitcom ever.

Way overrated.
Cheers...now there was a great show.
Even "the Wonder Years" was better.


User currently offlineDL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 5):
Roseanne might have been the worst sitcom ever.

I'd like to nominate Degrassi or any other show on MTV/The n. Both channels blow.

From that era of television, i don't know, I didn't grow up with it.



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 6):
I'd like to nominate Degrassi or any other show on MTV/The n. Both channels blow.

MTV has some decent shows, and has had some.
Beavis and Butthead, Real World, Parental Control, Liquid Television etc.


User currently offlineDL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
MTV has some decent shows, and has had some.

MTV used to be good. Now 95% of the stuff on MTV/The N/and dare I say it, yes I will, comedy central (all owned by Viacom) is crap. Little Bush, Next, The sarah silverman project, those stupid dating shows, and those pre-teen sterotypical dramas such as degrassi or whatever that one is with the word star or the stupid surf shows. Point is, Viacom sucks. They f**d up Nickelodian too, old school nicked rocked, then it spun off everything and produced stupid shows like the fairly odd parents. I used to love Comedy Central. Now I only find myself watching scrubs, south park, dailyshow/colbert and stand up on an ocasional basis. MTV is music television, not date shows galore for the shallow/sweet sixteen whatever.

F**king Viacom sold out

/rant



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
Beavis and Butthead, Real World, Parental Control, Liquid Television etc.

Are you kidding me?? Ever since MTV started doing shows like that and reducing the showing of music videos, they SUCK! You barely see music videos on MTV anymore. It defies the point nowadays!

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 8):
MTV is music television, not date shows galore for the shallow/sweet sixteen whatever.

 checkmark  I could care less about the Real World type shows that MTV has on there. Im real disappointed in how MTV has changed over the years.



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 9):

Are you kidding me?? Ever since MTV started doing shows like that and reducing the showing of music videos, they SUCK! You barely see music videos on MTV anymore. It defies the point nowadays!

Beavis and Butthead was the greatest.


User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
The Tv Show "Roseanne"

Was crap. But what do you expect from a show depicting a "trailer park" type family?

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
Step by Step

 thumbsdown 

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
Fresh Prince

 thumbsdown 

Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 4):
Friends

 thumbsdown 

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 6):
Degrassi

 thumbsdown 

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):
The Nanny

 banghead 

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 5):
the Wonder Years

 vomit 



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User currently offlineDL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 10):
Beavis and Butthead

you musta been on a lot of pot back when they ran that show.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Quoting TheCol (Reply 11):
Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 4):
Friends

*thumbs down*

You're nuts. That was a great show on NBC!

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 12):
Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 10):
Beavis and Butthead

you musta been on a lot of pot back when they ran that show.

 rotfl  Thats funny!



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User currently offlineDL777LAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Friends

*thumbs down*

You're nuts. That was a great show on NBC!

Friends was crap, this is what the entire show was like.



waste 10 seasons or two minutes, you decide?



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

Quoting TheCol (Reply 11):
Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):Fresh Prince
  

Thumbs down on Fresh Prince?!?! HEATHEN!!!



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

Quoting DL777LAX (Reply 14):
waste 10 seasons or two minutes, you decide?

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox were hot, and still are.
Can't argue with that.

and B&B is hysterical. No idea how someone could find it dumb.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Quoting TheCol (Reply 11):
Was crap. But what do you expect from a show depicting a "trailer park" type family?

good point.

A lot of 80s TV shows sucked. Fresh Prince included.

Cheers was the exception. That might have been the greatest show ever.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

This was great television.



User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

I never really cared for that show. That family was just gross to me.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Quoting TheCol (Reply 11):
Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 4):
Friends

*thumbs down*

You're nuts. That was a great show on NBC!

That's the biggest mystery to me. "Friends" is the lamest show ever to have such a huge following. Everyone loved that steaming pile of crap and I cannot figure out why. It was beyond cheesy and the writing was so tired that you could see the punchlines coming long before they had even been set up. It was utter garbage and the whole world sucked it up like it was the best thing ever. There was nothing clever or entertaining about it and I hated it. I'm so glad it's not being filmed anymore because I couldn't stand when people would talk about it at work.



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 3):

I kinda liked The nanny lol

There was also a show where a little girl was the main character, with a very distinctive theme tune. An 80s show please help me find it.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 20):

There was also a show where a little girl was the main character, with a very distinctive theme tune. An 80s show please help me find it.

Who's The Boss?
Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza were in it.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 21):
Who's The Boss

Na.
The show centered around the little girl. The theme tune if im not mistaken had her name in it, but for the love of god I cant recall it


User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

I liked FP, Frasier, Cheers and TNG. Roseanne was horrendous, but Cheers is certainly on the other end of the scale. The crap on TV now mostly blows...the Discovery stuff is a lot better though.

Too bad TV can't all equal Cheers and Fawlty Towers.


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3888 times:
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Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
Also, this was one of the first family sitcoms ever where the main character (and dominant character) was a women.

Women have been main/dominant characters in sitcoms since TV has been around... "I Love Lucy" (and all the other Lucy shows), "Maude", "Good Times", "The Doris Day Show", "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", etc...

"Roseanne" has an edgey quality too it that I appreciate more now that it's in reruns....



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25 Planespotting : That's true, but if you actually watch those shows, many times the women were still being subjugated by their men - not in a terrible way, but like w
26 ZANL188 : Have you ever watched "Maude" or "Good Times"? The female lead characters in those shows had their hubbies by the gonads. "I Love Lucy" was a pair of
27 Planespotting : You are right about Maude (i've never seen good times), it could be considered even edgier than Roseanne, especially since it was on in the 1970s. Ho
28 NWA742 : Family Guy's got it right! -NWA742
29 AAFLT1871 :
30 Trekster : Good, but not hte show im thinking of In the intro seq, it zoomed into an american style bunaglow, with a catchy tune. 80's early ealry 90's if i rec
31 Post contains images JBo : "Roseanne" was decent except for the last few seasons, then it sucked. But for late-'80s, early-'90s comedy, nothing beats:
32 TheCol : Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. I thought Will Smith was really good in it, but the writing sucked overall. Cheers actually had good actors and to
33 Trekster : Im sure the show im thinking of is "Life goes on" but im not 100% sure. It has the right theme tune though. I was sure it was centered around a little
34 TWFirst : Roseanne was fantastic... except for the first and last seasons. Very realistic depiction of blue collar America... the characters were fabulous... es
35 Faustino927 : I hated the Roseanne show and I can't stand Roseanne either. By the way where is she now?
36 Adopim88 : Dan had a heart attack at Darlene's wedding. We are led to believe that he survived that and went on into the last season. He has an affair with a nu
37 EA CO AS : No way! I'd give that nod to Bea Arthur as Maude any day.
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