Actor Michael Fishman — who played son D.J. Conner on Roseanne from 1988 to 1997 and has returned for the revival of the ABC sitcom (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET) — blogs exclusively for EW about his experience filming the new episodes.
Where our premiere is about a family coming back together, this week’s episode puts us squarely in Lanford 2018. While the world often loved Roseanne Conner, the bluntly honest Mom; Roseanne Conner the grandma is a real treat. Armed with 20 more years of experience — and a whole new category of responsibilities — her quick witted humor, and determination to be right takes on a whole new perspective.
Veteran standout writer Sid Youngers encapsulates the famed conflict between Roseanne and Darlene and escalates it as Darlene strives to be a different kind of parent. With humor and piercing authenticity, Sara Gilbert embodies every parent’s desire to provide our children with the strengths of our parents without any of the painful scars we remember. The dynamic between Roseanne and Darlene sparring over parenting techniques is exacerbated by the oppositional nature of Harris (Darlene’s daughter).