Bad Moms

Single Parents (2018-?)

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Single Parents (2018-?)

Network:

ABC

Creator:

Elizabeth Meriwether

J.J. Philbin

Starring:

Taran Killam

Leighton Meester

Kimrie Lewis

Brad Garrett

Jake Choi

Plot:

A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their kids and struggle to start new relationships.

Review:

I laughed a few times during this pilot. Recently, during a pretty vile case of hand, foot, and mouth, I was basically a single parent for four days and it was horrible. I told my husband that I could not handle it and would leave our kids at a firehouse if I had to do it forever. (kidding clearly…or was I?). Single parents have it rough and seeing a group of them help each other out was smart and often times funny.

The problem I foresee with this show is, much like the movie Bad Moms, the issues they’re going to face are unrealistic and focus only on part of what it’s like to be a single parent. I get that it’s a comedy, but a show called Single Parents should be about the whole thing. There can be comedy in trials, you just have to work harder at the jokes.

The parents we’ve seen so far are all fairly stable financially is the issue I’m talking about. One of the biggest things about being a single parent, in the US, is the lack of another person helping financially. We live in a society that almost requires a dual income to survive, unless you are part of the top 5% earners.

Maybe future episodes will have more of this realism, but we’ll see. For now it was an amusing show to have on in the background and I’ll continue watching until it bugs me too much.

3/5

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Bad Moms (2016)

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Bad Moms (2016)

Director:

Jon Lucas

Scott Moore

Starring:

Mila Kunis

Kathryn Hahn

Kristen Bell

Plot:

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Review:

I thought this was going to be a movie about a mom deciding to stop being “perfect” and that’s what it was mainly, but there was a whole side story about her getting a divorce and then an evil PTA mom that was just a huge downer. I get that there needed to be conflict but the dad was a total douche to the point where you couldn’t figure out why she’d ever been with him and the PTA mom was a conniving bitch. I also thought that Kunis let her kids walk all over her.

I wanted to like this movie so much and there were parts that I did, but overall I don’t get the hype. There was just too much side story negativity.

Oh and when she had sex with the one dude and he asked to go down on her again all I could do was roll my eyes. I kept waiting for her to wake up. It was too over the top.

The whole job thing was also really stupid too.

I really think the movie would have been better if it had been about real moms and not rich women. I feel like they missed out on so many stresses of motherhood.

2.5/5