The new season of “Roseanne” aired last night to mixed reviews. But the reviews weren’t very concerned with the jokes, callbacks, or character development– they only cared about the politics of the show. Roseanne Barr, the lead actress and unapologetic Trump supporter, at one point, thanked the Lord for “making America great again.” That, predictably, set people off and caused them to miss the point of the whole show.
What was depicted in tonight’s episode of #Roseanne is something Folks have heard me on the radio talk about numerous time. You can’t put Trump supporters in a box we’re a reflection of the American landscape. We respect people’s choices we just ask that people respect us too.
— 🌹Kotcha🐼🇺🇸 (@CrazyAboutTrump) March 28, 2018
Those on the Left avoided the show for what they presumed it stood for.
— John Ross Bowie (@JohnRossBowie) March 28, 2018
I'm sad to learn that #Roseanne supports a white supremacist. Disgusting.
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) March 28, 2018
Didn’t watch #Roseanne
If I want to see a Trump supporter make bad jokes for half an hour, I can always go to Walmart and ask Scott Baio to tell Knock Knock jokes till his shift is over.
— Andrew Tumilty (@AndrewTumilty) March 28, 2018
But everyone who watched the show realised that the blue-collar comedy landed somewhere in the middle. Yes, there were Hillary jokes, but Trump supporters weren’t let off the hook either. If you think this is just a show for Trump supporters, look to John Goodman, the male lead of “Roseanne.” He is anything but a Trump supporter and once suggested that instead of a wall, the Trumps should build a dome and trap themselves in it. Having a Republican and a Democrat play a married couple is a pretty clear signal of what the show stands for.
If anything, the show is hoping to promote conversation for all Americans: Left, Right, and in between.
If this #Roseanne show gets republicans and democrats to speak and be nice to each other, I'm here for it.
— Richard S. McClain (@mcclain_r) March 28, 2018
People, calm down… if you actually watched #Roseanne tonight you would have noticed that there were jokes made about Hillary supporters AND Trump supporters. It was hardly one-sided or “pro-Trump.”
I feel show depicted the reality of a family with different political views.
— Nathan Stark (@TheStarkVoice) March 28, 2018
— William Davis (@davis1988will) March 28, 2018