Roseanne: Season 10 Reviews

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May 7, 2019
The network sitcom is doing the work major news outlets have abandoned: making sense of the US election outside of two absolute positions.
December 20, 2018
What got lost in the scandal was the horror of watching a bothsideist new Roseanne wade into the same morass of political incoherence that had swallowed its star, seemingly unbothered by the dissonance in a matriarch who'd defended the poor for decades...
November 24, 2018
The comedy reboot we didn't know we needed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 30, 2018
There is still tremendous talent and chemistry happening on screen. However, everything feels a bit more stale, a bit more unnecessary, and worst of all, a lot more clumsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 17, 2018
Take comfort in the uncomfortable. Confront some harsh realities, and move on. There's a lot more in life to laugh about. Roseanne demands it.
June 19, 2018
The return of Roseanne is supposed to be a wonderful and exciting thing. However, [it] reminds everyone just how lackluster the return season has been overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 30, 2018
ABC will take a hit, but survive; Roseanne, it appears, won't.
Top Critic
May 25, 2018
I think the reboot can recapture the subversive, truth-telling spirit of the original. But it needs to leave the head fakes alone and take its time with stories that better reflect how the original series tackled life in Middle America.
May 24, 2018
What Roseanne has consistently done, in the past and in the reboot, is face discrimination head on, whether to defend the clothing choices of her queer grandson or stand up to verbal attacks against her Muslim neighbors after realizing she's been a fool.
May 23, 2018
By trying to be a vehicle for left- and right-leaning agendas, the sitcom's biggest problem stopped being its politics. The overarching issue with Roseanne is sacrificing storytelling for temporary cultural currency.
May 23, 2018
Roseanne ends its first revival season on a high note, giving John Goodman his best dramatic showcase since the original series' run.
May 16, 2018
The 'Roseanne' reboot leans too much on cheap political humor, but there are glimpses of the witty yet affectionate take on blue-collar life that made the original a groundbreaking sitcom.
May 14, 2018
The strength of the series is that it sets out to say something.
May 11, 2018
Social topics seem to be dealt with in one of two ways: silly sentimentality or tastelessly condescending humor.
May 9, 2018
It may be doing OK in the laughs department, but it's missing the sort of innovation that could transcend the nostalgia and help us all deal a little better with life as we know it in 2018.
May 2, 2018
In fact, by pushing characters' political allegiances to the foreground but refusing to tease out the implications of those beliefs, the new Roseanne has turned out to be much safer than the original...
April 26, 2018
But what makes the show is the talented cast, especially [John] Goodman.
April 17, 2018
Roseanne's cackling drowns these stories out.
April 13, 2018
Even as it makes millions of viewers laugh each week, it reminds us of the growing inequalities for a large segment of the population that mainstream media has a history of ignoring.
April 12, 2018
The new Roseanne does seem to be-in the first five episodes, at least-honestly dedicated to exploring class and cultural divisions in a way it hadn't always done before.
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