A lot has changed since the first season of Roseanne Restart ended last spring. After Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet about former President Barack Obama's advisor, Valerie Jarrett, resulted in the cancellation of the program, she is back without it – renamed as a spinoff called The conners, which premiered on Tuesday night. And now that Roseanne's fate is in The conners has been revealed, it is clear that the program will continue to address the same difficult problems that the restart had. However, without Roseanne (the actor and the character), the way he does it will be very different.
In the first episode, the program wasted no time in answering the question the fans have had all summer: How did Roseanne die? Last season, Roseanne battled an opiate addiction, and that's exactly what led her to death. According to Crystal, she was found dead in her bed, probably after having had a heart attack, but when the result of the autopsy returned, she revealed that it had actually been an overdose.
The medication was not prescribed to Roseanne. Instead, he got it from a neighbor named Marcy, who swore he only gave Roseanne the pills because he thought he needed them to get back to work.
Much of the episode explores how the family is (or is not) coping with Roseanne's death, which makes sense, since the program begins only three weeks after it happened. Each character reacted to him in a way that is quite true to what they are: Jackie stepped in to help manage the house (and was a bit overdone to clean up and organize), Darlene continued to be the comedic relief and made sure that the invoices will be paid, and DJ Geena's wife, who is in the army, returned from the service to give an extra hand.
What was most painful to see was the way Dan reacted. She struggled with the pain to the point of putting a huge note in Marcy's car threatening to give Roseanne the pills. But at the end of the episode, he became the center of the family as Roseanne was, and although his future seemed rocky at first, he and the rest of the Conners managed to reach the tearful catharsis that seemed to come all. long episode
Due to the real-life consequences of Barr's actions, the program was forced to address difficult issues from the beginning: the death of the matriarch of the family, and that happened due to a problem that affects many real people. But even so, it managed to be fun, and in general, The conners It is much easier to digest without the constant flow of Trump references that come out of Roseanne's mouth.
The conners It is definitely a different show without Roseanne, but it seems to have the same heart humor. It is difficult to adopt a split after the problematic events that occurred Roseanne It was reduced in the first place, but this episode shows that it might be worth staying to give the Conners a second chance.