Carsey-Werner messed up big-time back in 2005 when they gave Anchor Bay cut prints to work with for "Roseanne"s debut season on DVD. I am very grateful to the wonderful people at Mill Creek for releasing such a reasonably-priced set with all the S1 episodes uncut as they originally aired on ABC. While this was one of the weaker seasons IMO due to the fact that Roseanne was still in "stand-up" mode and would crack a big grin right after delivering a punchline, Goodman, Metcalf and the kids are already running on all cylinders here. To boot, we get a young George Clooney as Booker, as well as a terrific season-finale where Roseanne in full Norma-Rae mode, leads a revolt against the system as she and her friends walk out on their dead-end factory jobs.
And while I was hoping for cover art featuring a S1 pic (Rosey with the long curly hair and sweatshirt with the sleeves pushed up), at least they used a S2 pic, which is better than the S4 pic Anchor Bay used on their original S1 set.
For a little over ten bucks, this set is well worth re-buying. The bonus features that appeared on the Anchor Bay set will also be included, which is good news for those who want to unload their old S1 sets on eBay or used video stores, etc.
The discs themselves are housed in black paper sleeves, like most budget-priced Mill Creek releases, in a black snapcase. It's not the greatest way to package them, but at this price one can't complain.