Roseanne (Season 5) (1992)

The fifth season of Roseanne Arnold’s groundbreaking sitcom is where Roseanne the television star started to take over “Roseanne” the television show. While the lines between Arnold’s tabloid-friendly public life and her professional life had always been blurred, they started to blend together more during this season, at the detriment of the show. Nevertheless, the writing and the performances from the supporting cast (in particular Laurie Metcalf as Jackie, who was always the show’s anchor) are as stellar as  ever and manage to smooth out some of the rough edges introduced by Arnold’s growing and off-putting arrogance.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

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