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The Conners Fans Can't Stand This Detail In The New Seasons

When "The Conners" premiered in 2018, fans couldn't help but compare it to "Roseanne." The spinoff sitcom included most of the original cast, sans matriarch Roseanne Barr, and it was set in the family's familiar Delaware Street abode in Lanford, Illinois. Even the patchwork afghan on the couch remained the same!

The meticulous attention to detail first came earlier in 2018, when the "Roseanne" show was rebooted nearly 20 years after it ended its original run on ABC. A replica of the Conner family's plaid brown couch was created, and that colorful afghan draped over it was donated by an executive producer who had one from the old days. "At one point ABC had a number of them created, so the network could give them as gifts," production designer John Shaffner told The New York Post of the signature blanket. "The one we have is not the original but it's very, very close."

In 2018, "Roseanne" star Barr was fired from her own show after posting a series of offensive posts on social media, per Variety, and her beloved character was killed off as her castmates went on to helm "The Conners" spinoff. While the matriarch's death made for a gloomy introduction to the new series, fans are still bummed out four seasons later — but not for the reason you might think.

Longtime fans can't stand the gloomy lighting in the Conner home

For longtime viewers, the Conner house still feels like home sweet home, but there's one detail in recent seasons that fans aren't loving — and once you notice it, you can't unsee it.

In a Reddit thread, a fan posted a photo from "Roseanne" Season 10 — the last season with Roseanne Barr — and one from "The Conners" Season 4. The "Roseanne" picture appears to be much brighter, while "The Conners"  has a darker look to it. The original poster challenged fans to compare the lighting in the final "Roseanne" season against "The Conners" latest season. Right away, critics chimed in to admit they don't like the dimmer lighting featured in the spinoff series.

"I can't stand it. I think S10 was more in line with how the show originally looked," one commenter wrote of the lighting. Another fan noted that Season 10 felt like the "Roseanne" from the 1980's and '90s with an orange glow to the lighting. "The Conners has been consistently poorly lit, and green tinted. It affects the feel of the content," another wrote.

"I actually hadn't noticed this for the longest time, to be honest, but once I did it was really jarring. So gloomy," another fan chimed in. "Dimmer lighting seems like it fits with the 'average family' feeling, but they've gone pretty far too where it feels more depressing," another agreed.

For Season 5, fans can look forward to some new construction as newlyweds Darlene and Ben (Sara Gilbert, Jay R. Ferguson) build a house. Hopefully, they can afford to pay the light bill, too.