A Roseanne revival? Really??

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  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I watched this show from time to time in first run and also reruns. I never loved the show, but it wasn't bad either.
    Unlike Friends or Seinfeld, I never felt the need to buy the DVD sets.

    Apparently even John Goodman is back, so I suppose they'll treat the original finale as a dream on top of the dream season where they won the lottery, but Dan died?

    I always liked Sarah Chalke a lot more. Way hotter and way less annoying than Goranson.

    Still, with the success of Fuller House and other revivals, reimaginings, continuations, etc., etc. coupled with the almost complete lack of imagination for new ideas, you never know what might work anymore.
     
  2. Tosk

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    Some might say that makes her less qualified than Goranson to play one of the Conners. ;)
     
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  3. JirinPanthosa

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    For me to be interested the entire last season would need to be a dream.

    I suppose they could have somebody con them out of their fortune. Or have just lost it in 2008, a lot of people ran away from the stock market right before it came back.

    I think there is a lot to be said about the experience of a poor Midwestern family in 2017 compared to the 1990s. Just when we left them they were not a poor Midwestern family.
     
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    Welcome to a year ago. Spoiler alert, Trump wins. Bet on the Cubs.

    Also Roseanne is going to pick and choose what they want to follow, like Will and Grace. The baby born in one of the last episodes will be 14 instead of like 22. So the whole last season isn't fully ignored. However in this they never won the lottery, you can tell by the set pictures.
     
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  5. Tosk

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    Or they did and pissed it all away like many winners do.
     
  6. ihno

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    I don't remember the last seasons after such a long time and I guess a lot of people also don't.

    Isn't it supposed to be shown soon? They announced it a while ago.
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    The first story says in 2018. They could be holding for an early 2018 replacement, or maybe a summer premiere. It's only 9 episodes at this point.
     
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    We have seen set pictures, they never won the lottery. After winning they did the kitchen and updated the fireplace. None of that is in the continuation. Unless when you piss away all the money you decide to waste the little you have left redoing your house to exactly how it looked before you won.
     
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  9. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Maybe they had to pawn the new fireplace and other whatnot?

    Yeah, ignoring the last original season is probably how they'll go. One of the stories does say they're ignoring Dan's death in the finale.
     
  10. bigdaddy

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    Really? Reread that to yourself a few times. :lol:

    The finale rewrote the history of the show. Dan didn't die in the finale of season 9 (the series finale) he died at the wedding in the season 8 finale. The last season was just a book Roseanne wrote. But also the daughters married the opposite brother, and I think Jackie was a lesbian.

    The first few seasons are some of my favorite sitcom. So the more they ignore of the last seasons the better.

    What I would like to know is how they will explain Dan and Roseanne being 65 with a 13 year old son. They are redoing the ages of the youngest children. It's very weird.

    And as much as I love the show I have very little faith they will get the reboot right. But I have hope. They better stick it on Tuesdays at 8 to stabilize ABC's comedy block.
     
  11. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I stand by my statement.

    I know they only stated in the last episode Dan had died, but I'm not exactly memory man when it come to series' I only watched occasionally :p
     
  12. bigdaddy

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    Okay, stand there and be wrong in your wrongness.

    They win the lottery and update the kitchen and fireplace, then blow through it and sell them off to rebuy their old junk and have it reinstalled? Really?

    I recently rewatched most of the show. I don't remember when I had to stop because it was so bad. I think it was season 7.
     
  13. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    New to sarcasm?
     
  14. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What's sarcasm?
     
  15. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I knew it :rofl:
     
  16. JirinPanthosa

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    Maybe they won the lottery, lost all the money, and the writers aren't continuity buffs.

    Or they could do the gas leak thing from Community to explain season 9.
     
  17. bigdaddy

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    That explains what the writers were thinking in the 9th season.

    I will bet all my money that they never won the lottery. (However I have no money)
     
  18. 1001001

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    We already know they didn’t win the lottery.

    But Dan’s not being dead will take some ‘splaining....
     
  19. JirinPanthosa

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    I don't think anything revealed in the final scene applies, unless Darlene married Mark and Becky married David. Everything in that reveal happened on another plane of reality, to the fictional family that produced the fictional Rosanne that wrote the other fictional Rosanne from the show.

    So now it seems we perhaps have a Kelvin universe situation, where the timeline diverges the moment before the family wins the lottery.

    Perhaps, Jerry Garcia went back in time and told his Aunt Jackie that the correct number of planets in the solar system was 8, not 4, so they did not win the lottery, and life continued on as normal. Because of some tragedy that occurred as a result of the lottery win.
     
  20. bigdaddy

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    I don't see what the problem is. If you ignore them winning the lottery, that the daughters married the opposite brother, and that Jackie or Roseanne's mom is a lesbian, then what difference does it make that Dan was supposedly dead?

    Just ignore the whole last season.
     
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