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Roseanne Barrnoldargent has spent most of the last few years ruining the hard work she did in the 80s and 90s, making the most realistic American sitcom of the 20th century. While the original run of the series had its ups and -- hooooboy -- some very deep downs, it was mostly a well-written family comedy. John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, and even Roseanne were dextrous enough to be funny while still injecting drama without reaching Melodrama. For the most part, the show has been about being progressive and understanding no matter what your political background. It was about acceptance, and being good to each other, especially your family, no matter what. That's why Roseanne's plummet into right wing celebrity loon was such a disappointment to the fans of her blue collar past.
This season begins over twenty years after the last episode we saw. Ths kids are now all grown up with children of their own. American has become a more divided nation, politically, and I saved all of you from seeing a single episode of one of The Worst Seasons Of Television Ever because it doesn't matter to continuity. You're welcome.