The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law.

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'Roseanne' is the story of a working-class family struggling with life's essential problems--marriage, children, money, and parents-in-law. A now-classic sitcom, the story circles around the Connor family, a family of five that includes the parents, Roseanne and Dan, and the children, Becky, Darlene, and D.J.. Roseanne is helped in her challenge to keep the family moving along by her single sister, Jackie, and various friends. Written by Bossy Bessie

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D.J. was born in 1981. See more »

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Throughout the series, primarily the latter seasons, the boom frequently drops into the shots. See more »

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Final Episode - Final Scene "Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) See more »

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Realistic
18 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I do like Roseanne because it seems more realistic than the junk that is on TV today - take Friends for example - a bunch of whiny New Yorkers who never to have to worry about real problems. Roseanne gives us something different. I think a lot of people can relate to this show because it caters to your typical American - not wealthy, lives in a small town, has a family, trying to make it. I do think the last couple of seasons were ridiculous (the lottery subplot) but I guess those were done for a reason due to the actress, Roseanne.

9/10 as for as sitcoms go.


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