This later season of the classic show is not as strong as its predecessors. It’s obvious that Roseanne’s creative capriciousness bleeds into the finished product, resulting in many episodes that are often downright unwatchable thanks to her off-putting arrogance. The rest of the cast ends up playing second fiddle to a variety of her antics, and it’s almost a welcome reprieve by the second half of the season that Roseanne herself is absent from many episodes (due to a real-life pregnancy). Nevertheless, the supporting characters and their individual stories progress along nicely, enough to keep longtime viewers hanging on despite the aforementioned issues with its lead star and namesake.
Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)