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The way this show ended was horribble !

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    Kadodian

    [1]May 15, 2010
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    So I rarely ever log in anymore but I had to after watching the finale of Rosseanne...DAN DIES ?! I mean come on this was a supposed to be a fun show ! The way it ended rowens all the reruns for me ! It makes it really sad !

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    Scarlett_Ohara

    [2]May 31, 2010
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    I know what you mean. I watched the full series on dvd a while back and I became very attached to the characters so when I watched the final episode I was devastated. It took me a while to comprehend was she was saying. It was so unexpected, and it felt like a slap in the face.


    Such a fantastic, groundbreaking show deserved to go out on a high.


    Looking back I don't think there should have been a ninth season, so if I ever watch the series again I think I'll stop at season 8 where it still makes sense and Dan will never die.

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    ct02809sb

    [3]May 31, 2010
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    I remember the night the finale aired for the first time. I was so upset by it that I couldn't get to sleep until something like 2 A.M.

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    txgirl75

    [4]Jun 10, 2010
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    The last two seasons were awful. They should have ended it with Darlene and David getting married. I always wished they didn't make Roesanne have another kid i know they did it because she was pregnant real life.
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    tcarreon

    [5]Jun 11, 2010
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    i guess i'm in the minority on this one. i think the ending was a great ending - one that proved roseanne would do things her way. while i agree the season itself is my least favourite, the ending was good. the show was never one to shy away from real life topics - kids stealing cars, masturbation homosexuality, job loss, death, etc. so to have it go out in a "rainbows and unicorns, everything's grand" way would have been the cop out.
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    rcapt

    [6]Jun 22, 2010
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    Totally agree with tcarreon! How could you appreciate the show, if you didn't appreciate the ending. Roseanne was trying to illustrate that the world isn't always about fantasy. (If you want that go watch Full House) No, Roseanne wanted to portray real life. That's what made the show so rich!!
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    ct02809sb

    [7]Jul 11, 2010
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    I'll say one thing for the ending...it still has fans debating years later.


    I choose to focus on the Conners of the book as the family I watch, and the "real" Conners are people I don't know.


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    HeavenWood

    [9]Jan 12, 2012
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    ct02809sb wrote:


    I'll say one thing for the ending...it still has fans debating years later.


    So true... I didn't hate it was different that's for sure... I was sad Dan died but that also made the show kind of more real to me. Sadly people do die... things don't always end "Happily Ever After". A lot of people sometimes mayfantasizehow their life could be different, that's what Roseanne did.

    Edited on 01/12/2012 1:54am
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    ChipsTheButler

    [10]Jan 15, 2012
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    The final episode was written by one of those drinking birds.
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