Just when you thought it was safe to turn on
your television, Roseanne is back. And this time it's personal....
Roseanne saw everyone else jumping off the Empire State building
and decided that she would to. The self-proclaimed domestic
goddess has her own reality TV show.
The show follows the veteran comedian and TV diva as she tries
to create a new vehicle for herself. (<TANGENT> A
new show, that is, not the Super-Roseanne mobile. Although that
would be cool: it could have a secret compartment for Twinkies.
</TANGENT>) All I have to say is, how meta!
This show has one of the most bizarre cast of characters that
I have ever seen. Roseanne has assembled a bumbling army to
assist her in her creation. Some of her minions (you are not
the only one who has minions Brendan) include her first husband-turned-assistant,
her son-in-law, the one writer she never fired and some guy
she found over the Internet that she thought seemed ok.
So, I always knew Roseanne's home life was strange, but I thought
it might be the interesting type of strange. If you like to
see Roseanne yelling at people, this is the show for you. If
you are curious to see Rabbis analyzing the faces of possible
producers for her new show to see if they will be successful,
go ahead and watch. But these activities prove to be less interesting
than they sound.
But really, this show has one gag and it gets old pretty soon.
Roseanne show's up and says, "Look at me, I am Roseanne. I can
yell at people and I am eccentric and have unconventional beliefs...
Did I mention that I am Wacky? Did you meet my friends? They're
I cannot see myself watching a season of this and I am a confirmed
Reality TV junky. There is some mild "Hey, we can make witty
comments while we watch and make fun of it," factor, but there
are better subjects out there.
The one saving grace may be it is edited really well. The editor
puts statements and actions together to create ironic and mildly
humorous situations. But even that is not enough to save the
I will however tune in later because I have read that at some
point in the season, "reality" collides with "reality." Apparently,
the crew of Roseanne's show runs into the crew of The
Osbornes on a shopping trip. One would hope something
like this would end up in a bloody, ego-induced superstar cage
match. One can always hope...