Roseanne S1E10 Review: “Saturday”


This episode is appropriately titled, as it has the feeling and pace of a Saturday afternoon in your own home.  It begins with chores, while Becky, Jackie, and Crystal are at the mall, and Dan and Dwight are working on the truck.  Aside from these standard weekend activities, the plot of the episode has the […]

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Roseanne S1E7 Review: “The Memory Game”

The Conner family photo

This episode begins with a classic bit of Roseanne-parenting, as opposed to sitcom-parenting.  When Becky asks Roseanne if she’s ugly, instead of comforting her, reassuring her, or the classic, “Why would you ever think that, sweetheart?” that most sitcom moms would have delivered (think The Brady Bunch, when Marcia gets braces), Roseanne replies, “Of course […]

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Roseanne S1E6 Review: “Lover’s Lane”

Roseanne and Dan hope to impress Becky's boyfriend

The foundation for their romance having been laid in the last episode, this episode’s main arc is Booker and Jackie’s flirting and “friendly wager.”  As a result, we get treated to some classic Clooney charm, and some confounding she-wore-that? fashion as the gang goes bowling. It’s the perfect exercise.  Six seconds of exercise, drink beer […]

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