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Roseanne's Nuts

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Bizarre glimpse into Barr's life as a foul-mouthed farmer.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Barr attempts to demonstrate that you truly can start a new life by trading in her Hollywood lifestyle for a much different one. However, even as she attempts to live a less materialistic and more peaceful life, her irascible personality seems to constantly frustrate her efforts.

Positive role models

Barr provides a feisty role model who isn't afraid to speak her own mind and lives life her own way. However, she often alienates friends and family with her rude or erratic behavior. 

Violence

Wild pigs are trapped in cages and threatened with death. Verbal abuse between Roseanne and her family.

Sex

Some blurred nonsexual nudity.

Language

Frequent "sucks," plus bleeped "a--hole," "bulls--t," and "f--k."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some cigarette smoking and rampant wine drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this reality series following comedian Roseanne Barr features her belligerent, eccentric, and downright ornery behavior that occasionally borders on abusive toward her family members. Expect frequent bleeped (but recognizable) swearing ("f--k," "a--hole," and "bulls--t"), some cigarette smoking, and frequent wine drinking.

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What's the story?

In an effort to live a simpler and more honest life, Roseanne Barr trades Hollywood for a macadamia nut farm on the Big Island of Hawaii. Joined by her boyfriend Johnny Argent and her son Jake, Roseanne attempts to embrace the life of a farmer. Facing challenges including invasions by wild pigs and no hired help, this reality show is a look into the actress' new life that might prove to be just as wild as Hollywood.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Roseanne’s return to television is intriguing in concept, but unfortunately the docuseries provides little in the way of real entertainment or drama. There’s not a lot of nuttiness -- at least anything that rings true -- in the show, and the plot revolves around Roseanne’s constant commentary on Los Angeles, karma, marriage, and the feral pigs who frequently invade her macadamia farm. It's a sad commentary on the show that Roseanne is upstaged by these porcine creatures every time they share a scene.

And while Roseanne talks a good game about wanting to live a simpler, more honest life, she spends more time directly criticizing her children or talking about how much money she has. When she finds her son smoking behind her house she tells him that she paid him $5,000 to make him quit, and he has to pay her back. She also bosses her son-in-law around constantly, though her boyfriend Johnny bears the brunt of her criticism. While the show provides a bizarre window into the inner life of Roseanne Barr, it’s not a lookout where many of us will want to linger.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Roseanne's relationship with her family. Does she respect her children? Do you think they respect her? 

  • Talk about Roseanne's relationship with Hollywood and fame. Do you think Roseanne is sincere when she says she wants to get away from Hollywood and live a simple farming life? Why do you think Roseanne's agreed to be the subject of a reality show?

  • Is Roseanne a role model? What defines a role model? Does a role model have to be perfect, or can you forgive some flaws?

TV details

Premiere date:July 13, 2011
Cast:Johnny Argent, Roseanne Barr
Network:Lifetime Television
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 13 years old Written byWyattopia September 11, 2011

Great Show, funny, good roll models.

This is a great show, very funny. There are positive messages and good roll models, such as Roseanne speaking her mind and taking a stand. She also demonstrates that it is possible to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of L.A. She also tries to get her kids to stop smoking. She swears, but it is bleeped out. In the second episode, he crotch is shown (pixelated) but other than that there is not much sexuality. Great show, love it.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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