ABC's Roseanne revival "doesn't doesn’t feel much like a comedy at all, but a mirror to American misery," says Megan O'Keefe. She adds: "The nihilism of these new episodes of Roseanne could be interesting if they came with any additional sort of insight. Comedy can be bleak, it can be tough, and it can be angry, but if it’s going to be all those things, it’s also got to be cathartic. That’s something this new Roseanne doesn’t seem to get. Instead of allowing us confront the sorrows plaguing us, it shoves our faces in it."
TOPICS: Roseanne, ABC, Revivals