25 year ago (this October), Roseanne splashed onto our screens and into our hearts. It was a show depicted through the unfiltered lense of a working-class family—specifically one woman; Roseanne Barr. It touched upon topics from blue-collar family life, adolescence, family dynamics, LGBT issues, women’s issues, body image, and a lot more.
Arguably, it was the first Reality TV show. Reality in that it was scripted (like current reality tv shows are)—but spoke to everyone that watched. Everyone.
You know what’s truly unique and interesting about this television show? We haven’t seen a show like this since it went off the air. Everything, since then, on our televisions, has been sugar coated, polished with bright white teeth, high-end fashion, simplified conflict-resolutions scenarios, marketing slants, and a decreased scope/lense of what the real world really looks like (at least in America).
If you get the chance, watch it from beginning to end. Invite your friends over and really take a bite out of the best sitcom that ever was and ever will be.
I love this episode, it’s the episode after Dan beats the crap out of fisher and goes to jail, and he’s at the house and the neighbors and Crystal come over and he said, “I’ve gone to jail, we’re officially white trash.”
Cross Stitching by yours truly.