The Conners: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: The Conners offers the comforts of its source show, but more focus on the family's ever-evolving dynamics adds a welcome layer of working-class empathy without losing any of the laughs.


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The Conner clan copes with life in Lanford in a way they never have before.


John Goodman
as Dan Conner
Sara Gilbert
as Darlene
Michael Fishman
as DJ Conner
Maya Lynne Robinson
as Geena Williams-Conner
Lindsay Kraft
as Mrs. Reynolds
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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (23)

It's not half bad. In fact, it's at least half good. But it is also deeply, deeply conflicted.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It was noble to keep the show going for the unblemished cast and crew, but the resulting show doesn't feel right.

November 26, 2018 | Full Review…

By and large, the pilot episode had the feel of a throwback family sitcom, and it kept the salty edge to the interpersonal dynamics that always set Roseanne apart.

October 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Overt politics becomes secondary to character.

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's a sad irony that by stocking the show with great performers like Gilbert and Goodman, Roseanne Barr built a sitcom machine that could survive her departure. Goodman in particular gets a little more room to shine as Dan Conner.

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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The working-class sitcom leans more middle-of-the-road than its predecessor, and while that may help pull viewers from both sides of the aisle, it also makes it kind of boring. Now, The Conners looks just like every other run-of-the-mill sitcom on TV.

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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