Roseanne: Season 1, Episode 1, “Twenty Years to Life,” Aired March 27, 2018.
Who’s ready to head back to Lanford? Roseanne and the rest of the Connors are back and better than ever! Roseanne and Dan have aged somewhat gracefully and now depend on Darlene to make sure they’re taking their medication. Grab yourself a bowl of chili and settle in, we’re going to break down the best moments of the season premiere!
#1 It’s like they never left!
The hardest thing for a spinoff or a reboot show is to make sure that you’re doing justice to the original. Since this reboot has most of the same cast it totally works. There is still the family drama there always was and Roseanne shows us how a real typical family handles it. The middle class has never looked so good!
#2 Is Becky going to be a surrogate?
Out of all of the Connor offspring, Becky is probably the most selfish of the bunch. She tells her parents she wants to be a surrogate and they’re against it from the start. We can see Dan being against it, but Roseanne is typically more liberal-minded. However, when it comes to her grandchildren, she has a stricter view on things. Roseanne doesn’t want to have a grandchild out in the world that she doesn’t get to know. Understandable.
#3 Darlene got fired!
Overachiever Darlene tells her parents that she quit her job to move back home to take care of them. In reality, she was fired. This is a shock for Darlene herself and thankfully her mom was understanding. Everyone goes through bumps in the road and need to go back home for a while.
#4 Darlene’s son Mark is fabulous!
Mark is a very interesting kid. He likes to wear what he wants no matter what anyone has to say about it. He prefers skirts to pants, which makes his grandpa Dan very uncomfortable. He’s afraid that Mark will get picked on at school. Mark tells his grandpa that he likes to be who he wants to be. What others think about him doesn’t matter. This was so refreshing to see. He’s definitely his mother’s son.
#5 Questions are answered!
When we last left Lanford, Dan was dead. Many of us wanted to know how is he all of the sudden alive? He was never dead! Dan’s resurrection is addressed very tastefully. It was all part of the book she wrote. She killed him off in the book for shock value but he never really died. Another question we had was how they would address Mark’s character since Glenn Quinn passed away in 2002. In the new episodes, Mark is dead but missed. It’s one of the reasons Becky needs to be a surrogate. She’s broke and working as a waitress.
#6 Laughs from start to finish!
Roseanne has always done an awesome job addressing current events and adding a comedic twist. When Jackie shows up wearing a “Nasty Woman” shirt and her pink kitty hat it’s almost too perfect. Roseanne, of course, voted for the other guy so she and Jackie are at odds because of it. Hopefully, these episodes about things that are going on in the present day will provoke people to again begin to talk to each other. No one can address an issue with as much comedic genius as the cast of Roseanne.
What did you think of the premiere of Roseanne? We’re finally back to seeing everyday people that we can relate to on television. Many of us that grew up watching this show now have kids of our own that can watch the old and new episodes. It’s amazing when a show can bring a family together and Roseanne does just that. Tweet us your thoughts at @Pure_Fandom or @ndintelman34.
Roseanne airs Tuesday’s at 8/7c on ABC.
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