Roseanne: Season 10 Reviews

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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...
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 14, 2018
The strength of the series is that it sets out to say something.
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.
April 17, 2018
Roseanne's cackling drowns these stories out.
March 30, 2018
Life in modern America is often pitiless and cruel, and, within the confines of the Conner house, comedy is a coping mechanism, a way to embrace one's own powerlessness by way of ironic misdirection.
March 30, 2018
Viewers spend years getting to know these characters, and the chance to visit them again is like seeing an old friend...Roseanne's success is not just about nostalgia: the show focuses on middle-class values and problems.
March 30, 2018
It ends up feeling phony - like its creator wanted to show a family getting along despite political differences, but could only do it by turning Jackie into a silly cartoon.
March 28, 2018
It feels like another couch potato that's ready to birth more couch potatoes, and that's not a revival worth watching. Heck, that's not revival at all.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 28, 2018
The show takes a while to get past its politically-skewed power dynamic.
March 28, 2018
This one might work. The U.S. is such a divided place right now and Roseanne is the right vehicle to speak to that, the way All in the Family spoke to its divided America in the 1970s.
March 28, 2018
Pilots are tough. Revivals are tough too. But "Roseanne," at least through the first two episodes, has found a way to balance the old with the new, 1988 with 2018.
March 28, 2018
It's really starting to look like Darlene is going to provide the emotional through-line for season 10, just as Gilbert is establishing herself as the new head of Roseanne's household.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 28, 2018
Times have changed, but the people haven't, which is why it's so good to have the Conners back.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2018
Within its first half hour the sparkling, if somewhat message heavy, Roseanne reboot touches on every major social problem in America today, including the one resulting from the recent presidential election.
March 27, 2018
[The show's use of politics], in ultra-divisive 2018, is a somewhat revolutionary idea, one that will get even more interesting if the sitcom allows Roseanne to continue grappling more openly with her own philosophical contradictions.
March 27, 2018
While there's always some excitement in reuniting an old band, this one mostly winds up belting out a tune equivalent to Roseanne's legendary version of the Star-Spangled Banner.
March 27, 2018
The relationship between Dan and Roseanne appears to be quieter, befitting their age, but Goodman and Barr continue to exude warmth and chemistry with each other.
March 27, 2018
Roseanne remains wedded to the trials and travails of the up-against-it working class.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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