Cringe.. my last post was pretty dark and angry wasn’t it? I’m sorry.. It’s obvious I had a bad day and needed to vent. With me having nobody to really talk to about this sort of stuff anymore it’s built up to catastrophic proportions where i have outbursts like this. Like i said before, i hope that over time I’ll have an easier time expressing my feelings like an adult rather than a volcano…
Like many others I was excited for the ‘reboot’ of the Roseanne show when they initially announced it and tuned in as soon as i could when it debuted. The show was a big part of my growing up since everyone in my household watched it together. Laughing together as a family, i didn’t know then is a priceless memory that I’ll always remember. My mother especially loved Roseanne’s quick witted responses, and my sister went as far as saying that in hers and mine’s relationship that she was the ‘Jackie’ and I was the “Roseanne’. My sister was very non confrontational especially with our mom and they would have exchanges like Jackie and Beverly did on the show. I would try to get her to stand up to mom as well as in other aspects of her life. But anyway…
I was interested in seeing how the actors had progressed after being off air for so long. How they would deal with the death of Glenn Quinn as well as the ‘death’ of Dan’s character. All of it played out nicely and the new members of the cast were picked well. The fact that DJ was in the army deployed overseas and now married to an African-American lady pays an homage to the episode where he had refused to kiss a little girl in a school play because of the color of her skin. Becky was an alcoholic and Darlene appeared to be slowly moving into the role of her mom with her own two kids minus David. Even Jackie had the same old lovable mannerisms although the political feud seemed forced (Loved the ‘Nasty Woman” t shirt and pink vagina hat!) It seemed like they picked up where they left off and made sure that the time jump was very well done. I was getting into the storylines they were forming right down to the Opioid addiction they were inflicting on Roseanne.. then, what happened.. happened.
I will go on record here and say that I don’t think Roseanne is a racist. I feel she makes bad choices and tends to talk out of her ass which has gotten her in trouble on many an occasion ( it’s also made her the ‘edgy’ comic she is today so that’s good and bad?). People feel they are invincible online and they can say or do anything without repercussions. Should she have had her show taken away and fired? I think the masses would have separated the way they were going to if she hadn’t been fired and then if her show was destined to fail after that it would have. Just turn the tv off. Don’t watch. Instead, she lost her show and was ripped to shreds online. I feel it’s a bit much to have happened and from what I heard on the below podcast with Joe Rogan, this situation has destroyed her How could it not? The show was her life’s work and now it’s being run by someone else Hopefully she finds some peace and can move on despite this.
Have I continued to watch the newly designed show? Yup. I still want to see how the story goes. Is it the same without her? Not at all.
This is a long podcast but in my opinion worth a listen. She touches on her mental illness which isn’t a new thing to the public. Again, that isn’t an excuse for what she did but with that knowledge what would all of this backlash do to even a mentally stable person?? (and do mentally stable people still exist somewhere? asking for a friend)