Roseanne epically shot herself in the foot. There’s no doubt about it. She had a major comeback only to throw it all away by making a stupid racist comment.
So I get why they cancelled her show…but I think it was stupid to bring it back without her.
Roseanne was that show and even without her, she’s still there. All the characters do now is talk about her. Who needs to watch a sad show that’s supposed to be a comedy even though the family is grieving about their dead mother?
I think they could have come up with something funnier. Roseanne loses her mind and goes on a wild, cross-country crime spree. Maybe Roseanne gets kicked out of Lanford for being a racist. Maybe she posts a racist tweet. Maybe offends the entire town for being racist and her family has to put up with her hiding in the basement from everyone who wants to rip her a new one. Once in awhile, the family tosses some food down the basement and someone doing a Roseanne impression cackles.
I just think that she’s dead is so dark for a comedy. I get that ABC and all the actors were riding on this comeback and Roseanne screwed it up so they should at least get another season but man, I don’t know…I just think they could have thought of a funnier explanation as to why Roseanne isn’t around anymore.