Roseanne: Season 9 Reviews

March 5, 2019
Season nine of Roseanne is like a homunculus of Roseanne Barr's fears and aspirations... It's a portrait of someone on TV who is deeply conflicted about the culture of being on TV, while also frantically trying to stay on TV.
March 5, 2019
The worst part about the lottery story line? Roseanne became a show that mocked the family we fell in love with.
March 5, 2019
Season nine was a truly terrible thing to unleash upon a viewing public, let alone one as loyal and committed to a show as its fans were to Roseanne.
Top Critic
March 4, 2019
Roseanne used to tackle issues like homosexuality or race relations with grace. But recently the show has succumbed to ludicrous ratings-pandering gimmicks.
March 4, 2019
Both tossing what made your show work out the window and then telling us after the fact that none of it mattered is damn near unforgivable.
March 4, 2019
In part, Roseanne's own success ate away at the show's realistic roots. Like Cher and Madonna, Roseanne became famous for her celebrity.
March 4, 2019
Working-class through and through, it artfully and sensitively mirrored a segment of society whose full range of emotions had previously been excluded from TV comedies. "Roseanne" never softened edges.
November 4, 2017
After a season of seeing the Conners transformed from lovable strivers into insufferable boors, the finale ripped out the rug from under viewers and, in the show's final minutes, told us it had all been a dream.
November 3, 2017
This was less a farewell than a Viking funeral, and it was worth trying to remember, even as you stared in slack-jawed astonishment at the burning boats, how much the series had deserved a good send-off.