As parents, it’s important to carve out some downtime. We personally like to find entertainment that gives us the opportunity to laugh or muse about the absurdity of day-to-day life. In light of that, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite TV shows that highlight the ups and downs of being parents, sometimes in the most extreme ways imaginable. In short, we think all moms will love these 7 underrated TV shows.
And just to make your life easier: All of these TV shows are on streaming services and/or basic cable, so there’s no excuse not to fire up Netflix/Hulu/your favorite on-demand streaming service and binge away!
7 Underrated TV Shows Moms Will Love
The Canadian import, now streaming on Netflix, follows a group of four moms as they balance work and life. The moms initially meet at a parenting group, bringing very different personalities and parenting styles to the table. The series was created by working mom Catherine Reitman, who also stars in the series.
Like Workin’ Moms, the Australian import, also streaming on Netflix, follows a group of new moms who meet at a parenting group. The show focuses on Audrey after the birth of her daughter as she navigates the different challenges of parenting and relationships.
Comedian Andrea Savage developed this series which follows her character, Andrea Warren, as she manages parenthood, marriage, her career, and the competitive LA social scene. The show is described as “comically exposing [Andrea’s] inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.” For example, Andrea finds herself in an uncomfortable situation after accidentally sending a racy pic to her daughter’s teacher. The show airs on Tru-TV and streams on Hulu.
The comedy, starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, follows several upper-middle-class families as they juggle parenthood, relationships, careers, and friends. Additionally, the show focuses on how to find a “cultural identity” for your family and managing how to give your kids more than you had without giving them everything. The show, which is currently airing its seventh season, airs on ABC and streams on Hulu.
Based on creator and star Frankie Shaw’s short film, the show follows Bridgette Bird as she navigates single motherhood. Bridgette lives in South Boston with her “unconventional family” and, at times, struggles to make good decisions for herself and her son. SMILF also stars Rosie O’Donnell and airs on Showtime.
The show follows a group of single parents as they manage raising seven-year-olds, jobs, the PTA, dating, and more. The group, including Leighton Meester and Brad Garrett, all have different parenting styles but open up to one another as they encounter life’s various hurdles. The show airs on ABC and streams on Hulu.
The show follows three suburban moms who rob a grocery store in order to get some much-needed cash. The show begins with the heist but then follows the three moms as they deal with the aftermath of what they’ve done, all while trying to keep peace on the home front. Good Girls airs on NBC. The first season is available to stream on Netflix, and some episodes from the second season are available on Hulu.
Did we leave off your favorite underrated TV show that moms will love? Drop us a line in the comments!
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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