The original got working class insecurity/borderline poverty better (in the early years anyway) than they do today, certainly. I suppose because Roseanne herself kept it real in a way sitcoms typically don't.
Society tends to look at poverty as a moral failing but there is a psychology to poverty and privation that shapes decision making. It can be reproduced in simulations and experiments, where even normal, level-headed, middle class people make unwise decisions. The economic studies of scarcity show we even do it on a societal level. It's really, really difficult to make wise, long-term decisions in those circumstances and you see that with the Conners. Roseanne's genius was her ability to subvert all that to show there was more to this family. Life in all its complexity. 😊