Roseanne

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Roseanne was one of the most successful series of the late '80s and early '90s. It always received great ratings and was awarded with 4 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, 4 American Comedy Awards and a Peabody. The show ran from 1988 to 1997 and ended with one of the most original (and confusing for some) endings in TV history.

Set in small town Lanford Illinois, the show followed The Conners, a blue collar family with a humerous backbone, through the trials of: life, marriage, raising a family, and making ends meet. ABC Broadcasting Schedule October 1988-February 1989.....Tuesday 8:30-9:00 February 1989-September 1994......Tuesday 9:00-9:30 September 1994-March 1995......Wednesday 9:00-9:30 March 1995-May 1995......Wednesday 8:00-8:30 May 1995-September 1995......Wednesday 9:30-10:00 September 1995-May 1997......Wednesday 8:00-8:30

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    Roseanne Barr

    Roseanne Conner

    John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Dan Conner

    Laurie Metcalf

    Laurie Metcalf

    Jackie Harris

    Sara Gilbert

    Sara Gilbert

    Darlene Conner Healy

    Lecy Goranson

    Lecy Goranson

    Rebecca "Becky" Conner Healy

    Michael Fishman

    Michael Fishman

    David Jacob "D.J." Conner

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    • A great show

      10
      Roseanne is so funny, and somewhat dramatic.
    • The Earliest Seasons Were The Best, Hands Down

      6.5
      It was the only tv show at the time that was like a real family. The dialogue was real, the problems were real, everything was REAL. until about seasons 8 and 9. Things got really forced then, especially season 9. What was the deal with Roseanne winning the lottery, and DJ almost having sex, and Darlene getting pregnant, and Dan's heart attack? That all should have been avoided. Maybe the show should have ended before it got to that point. Maybe shortly after Becky and Mark eloped would have been a better end to the show than the "revelation" of what "really happened" because it was all just a big mess.moreless
    • Greatest Comedy/Drama of All Time. PERIOD.

      10
      Some parts weren't the greatest but against all other comedies, it really stands the test of time. It beats out a lot of shows even at its worst. I mean -- these people get annoying but you go back for seconds. I adore shows for the people like Sex and the City and Big Bang -- hilarious but also you want to be like those characters. You never want to be like this family, ever... But Roseanne is a testament to American culture and in a true iconic way. We are more American for having seen Roseanne. Doesn't matter whether it is funny or not, or relatable -- I mean, gosh, the household was horrendous. But the show is truly at the core, what it means to be American and chasing the American dream, and sacrificing your life to raise kids (of course the last being a universal statement). I don't know if television would have ever been what it is now without a show called Roseanne. So I thank you ABC for daring to broadcast the show. It is probably the greatest show ever to be conceived -- as opposed to Marriage with Children, it made dysfunction a normal part of life.moreless
    • THE ORIGINAL REAL HOUSEWIFE!!!!

      10
      Brfore there were all these reality housewives, there was Roseanne. This show had real life senerios that viewers could and STILL realate to. I love love this show. Roseanne is funny and she keeps it real. 10 stars.
    • Have you noticed?

      4.5
      Roseanne has a hatred of men when she got control of the show. Dan Conner has become a lazy loser who Roseanne berates and insults. Her son DJ is borderline ***ed and a pervert. Becky's husband Mark is portrayed as stupid and Darlene's husband David is a wimp and totally emasculated by Darlene. As for the other men they are either gay or dull.
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    dysfuntional families, edgy sitcom, 90s, the low class, abrasive parent