First in a new series, looking at my favourite comedy shows. This week: Roseanne. Roseanne originally aired from 1988 until 1997, and for me, was essential Friday night viewing on Channel 4 (at least in the UK; in the US it was broadcast on ABC). I loved how the show mixed up serious issues along with the comedy; the show tackled sexism, homophobia, unemployment, poverty, drugs, alcoholism, puberty, racism, abuse and, of course, the trials and tribulations of family life. It was even produced by someone called Marcy Carsey; what a fantastic comedy name, almost as good as Barbara Broccoli. Unlike … Continue reading Fun Friday #1: Roseanne
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