15 TV shows that need to end already

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ROSEANNE – ABC’s “Roseanne” stars Ames McNamara as Mark, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner, Jayden Rey as Mary, Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner, and Sarah Chalke as Andrea. (ABC/Robert Trachtenberg)

Roseanne (ABC)

Speaking of shows that didn’t need a reboot, let’s talk about Roseanne.

The original series Roseanne was praised for its realistic portrayal of a working-class American family when it first premiered in 1988. The series starred Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, the patriarch of the Conners, a working-class family in Illinois. Roseanne was loud, brash and unapologetic, and people loved her for her honest mouth. But ever since then, that mouth has only landed her in trouble.

What made a lot of people mad during the original run was the way the series ended. They pulled the old “it was all a dream” trope, and decided that all the wild things that happened were part of a story written by Roseanne, with details grossly exaggerated. This means that the Conner family never won the lottery, they weren’t living the life of luxury, and that Dan actually died when he had his heart attack, and this was Roseanne’s way of coping. You could see why people were annoyed.

When the show came back earlier this year, they pretended that ending never happened. It was also made public that the character of Roseanne would be a Trump supporter, like Barr in real life. Before the show even premiered, Roseanne Barr was ruffling feathers with her political views, and once the new season premiered, it only became more obvious.

Many feel that, despite being a blue collar American family, it doesn’t feel natural for the Conners to support someone like Trump. A lot of the show’s original writers also felt like they could barely recognize the show they once worked on, because “that was just not the person or her character that we had known.”

ABC needs to not give Roseanne a platform, when she’s already promoting conspiracy theories on her Twitter.