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Old 03-29-2018, 09:06 AM
 
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Indeed.

They made a play for Trump supporters to flip the channel from Fox for a half hour. Seems to have worked.

So far, the show supports a cross dressing child, interracial marriage, grown children living at home, acceptance of a relative who was not a Trump supporter, ... even old folks not being able to afford all the medications they need.

So despite Roseanne's sarcastic cracks and political stance, not sure how long they can hang on to team Trump.
Despite its portrayal of familial dysfunction, it also promotes an undercurrent that is sadly missing, especially on the radical left... the idea that despite our disagreements, we can still "love one another." No one in the show shouts down the others, regardless of their opposing view, they even eat their meals together, something too few families do anymore, instead opting to remain absorbed in their social media.

 
Old 03-29-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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Despite its portrayal of familial dysfunction, it also promotes an undercurrent that is sadly missing, especially on the radical left... the idea that despite our disagreements, we can still "love one another." No one in the show shouts down the others, regardless of their opposing view, they even eat their meals together, something too few families do anymore, instead opting to remain absorbed in their social media.
 
Old 03-29-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Despite its portrayal of familial dysfunction, it also promotes an undercurrent that is sadly missing, especially on the radical left... the idea that despite our disagreements, we can still "love one another." No one in the show shouts down the others, regardless of their opposing view, they even eat their meals together, something too few families do anymore, instead opting to remain absorbed in their social media.
That undercurrent is probably missing on the radical right as well. Don't assume that one side owns 'family values'.
 
Old 03-29-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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Don't assume that one side owns 'family values'.
uhhh that would be covered by "the idea that despite our disagreements, we can still "love one another." No one in the show shouts down the others, regardless of their opposing view, they even eat their meals together".
 
Old 03-29-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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I liked it. It basically sums up our culture today, cut and dry. Since I have an interest in politics I don't mind seeing politics on TV, all the better. The fact some lefties were so upset about the show just shows you how far off the deep end they are that they can't take a joke and take a little criticism. The show was very balanced and also laid out a good message on living the way you want to live and bleep what anyone else thinks about it (the kid dressing in women's colors) ... as someone who was bullied myself we still live in a society where people cut down others too much to give themselves an ego boost.. we still live in a society where being different can be frowned upon. I think they did that storyline very well.

These are the lefties of old.. back when they believed free speech was paramount and though they might not like what you said, they believed in your right to say it.
 
Old 03-29-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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I liked it. It basically sums up our culture today, cut and dry. Since I have an interest in politics I don't mind seeing politics on TV, all the better. The fact some lefties were so upset about the show just shows you how far off the deep end they are that they can't take a joke and take a little criticism. The show was very balanced and also laid out a good message on living the way you want to live and bleep what anyone else thinks about it (the kid dressing in women's colors) ... as someone who was bullied myself we still live in a society where people cut down others too much to give themselves an ego boost.. we still live in a society where being different can be frowned upon. I think they did that storyline very well.
The open question is despite the barrage of attacks on conservatives and people in fly over country, whether Roseanne can make it acceptable to portray these people as likeable people – even human. Roseanne may not be able to break down that door, but at least she has not barred it.
 
Old 03-29-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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I was excited for the return and thought it was a good start. Some of the acting is stiff but I think it will get better as the show continues. Loving the story of the gender fluid grandson, it’s very topical and very few shows are addressing it.
 
Old 03-29-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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Extremely high ratings?

Roseanne = 18 million viewers
Stormy Daniels on 60 minutes = 22 million viewers

Moderator cut: trolling/off topic

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Old 03-29-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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LOL, so your saying Roseanne is an actress? No kidding, think about that, just like all those actors and actresses who play liberals, are they really liberal?
There are a number of actresses who I think are socially conservative, but act the role of leftist democrats in public.

Kirsten Dunst.
Liv Tyler.
Scarlett Johansson (a tough one to spot, given that she's been very vocal about certain liberal causes).
Megan Fox.
Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Old 03-29-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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Wanda Sykes is one of the writers. She's hilarious.
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