It’s an American Success story, but it doesn’t play by their rules, so they hate it.
In Hollyweird, they have done away with cowboys in white hats and black hats. Good guys and bad guys are identified in a whole OTHER way now. Good guys are ‘progressives’ who have to explain the world to knuckle-dragging Republicans.
Roseanne doesn’t follow those rules. And it’s led to some HUGE early success.
Roseanne made a triumphant return Tuesday night, blowing past projections with a 5.2 adults 18-49 rating and 18.2 million total viewers for the debut of its revival, which drew 10% more viewers than the original series finale 21 years ago.
Maybe this has something to do with it: On her show are no ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’. It’s just a great big mash-up of a blue-collar dysfunctional-but-loving family. There is a wide variety of ideas represented, and that’s just part of life.
If you have more than one or two people in your family, this formula probably sounds familiar.
Roseanne’s character is entirely loveable, and yet, she’s a big supporter of Trump and his policies.
The tone of the show even SOUNDS like real people you might know. Good-natured ribbing people over our differences, without being malicious about it. Loving and laughing, and figuring life out together. (If you don’t know good-natured ribbing, google it. It’s what we had before everyone was so damned ‘offended’ about everything.)
It’s a fun, irreverent show that engages with the kind of real issues life can throw your way.
That was what made it successful in the first place. How did the left half of twitter react? Was there any doubt? It’s got a pro-Trump title character.
She’s ‘one of them’. Oh, nice. Remember when your side used to say that the ‘othering‘ of people was a great social evil? So why are you doing it? But some people ‘got’ what the show was about.
People, calm down… if you actually watched #Roseanne tonight you would have noticed that there were jokes made about Hillary supporters AND Trump supporters. It was hardly one-sided or “pro-Trump.”
I feel show depicted the reality of a family with different political views.
— Nathan Stark (@TheStarkVoice) March 28, 2018
Lighten up, people. In the words of (Iowahawk) David Burge
Maybe we should stop judging comedy on the basis of how much it flatters our own politics
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.
What makes America so different from other nations? Other nations are built around regimes or systems. But America was built from on ideas. From a blank slate.
Built on ideas that are DANGEROUS to tyrants.
That we have God-Given Rights, like Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Dangerous ideas. Like this one: the people, when threatened, have a God-Given right to stand up in defiance of any government that dares threaten any of those rights.
There’s a men’s version…
And a women’s version, too…
Because in America, the bros AND the ladies BOTH have a rich history of badass rowdiness.