A show that I can watch over and over again no matter how outdated it may seem to my generation, is definitely Roseanne! A show about a working class, blue collar family, that uses humor to get by. I can honestly say this may be the only show in history to ever acuritely portrayed real families. The mom was not a size 2, beauty, the husband didn't always bring home the bacon, and the kids were in no way perfect or just constantly cute, everyone looked real and had real problems. From financial troubles, spousal abuse, child abuse, teen sex, teen marriage, live in boyfriends, and crazy grandmas.
Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, play heads of household, Roseanne and Dan Conner. Neither are the perfect, have every answer, parents we see on television now, these two were sometimes just as clueless as the kids themselves. Becky Conner, the eldest Conner kid, was smart and considered the golden child by her parents until she married her slacker boyfriend at the age of 17 and moved away from the family. She was portrayed by two actresses, Alicia Goranson originated the role, but was replaced by Sarah Chalke during the shows last four years.Sara Gilbert played dark and sarcastic Darlene Conner, is every parents worst nightmare. She started off as tom boy, progressed to a depressed and witty teen, later became the first Conner to leave for school, and ended being married and a mother. D.J was the typical only boy child, living in a household completely dominated by women, he was weird and kind of freaked everyone including his own family out.
My Favorite Character...
Portrayed brilliantly by Laurie Metcalf, quirky and loyal Aunt Jackie is the sister/aunt you can always depend on. She's the first one the kids would go to when they have some big news, and they need help taking to their mother She has had numerous careers, boyfriends,
random hookups, and the best one liners. This is definitely one of my favorite scenes...
The show aired from 1988 to 1997, lasted nine seasons, and 221episodes. It still airs on TV Land, The Oxygen Network, and Nick at Nite. It was a favorite of my mothers, is a favorite of mine, and even every one of my siblings can watch this show and still laugh about all day. They really may just be the most realistic tv family ever, and I love watching them.