American Woman: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
American Woman

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Stereotypes and ambiguity shadow the well-meaning intentions of American Woman, though the nostalgic period setting is cute.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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User Ratings: 77

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Air date: Jun 7, 2018

In the premiere, Bonnie's life is changed forever when she discovers her husband Steve is having an affair. With the help of her best friends Diana and Kathleen, Bonnie figures out how to make it on her own.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2018

Suddenly responsible for her own finances for the first time, Bonnie enlists the help of Diana and Kathleen in her search for stability. Kathleen and Greg start a new business venture and work through personal issues.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2018

Desperate to connect with her role model Lori, Kathleen drags Bonnie and Diana to a party in the hills, but when Diana tries to cut loose, things get out of hand. Meanwhile, Bonnie finds herself in an exciting new position.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2018

Jessica's big break comes as Bonnie struggles with her new routine as a single mother. Diana gets set up on a date. Kathleen and Greg work through their issues.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2018

Bonnie's relationship with Adam moves full-speed ahead, but her connection with her daughters falters. Kathleen emphasizes the importance of self-love. Diana and Alan have a big night out.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2018

Bonnie invites her coworker Louise to join her and her friends at her pool. Diana asks for a promotion at work, while she struggles to get along with her overbearing mother.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2018

A mysterious man from Greg's past puts a strain on Kathleen and Greg's relationship. Two visitors disrupt Jessica's birthday party. Diana embraces her sexuality.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2018

Kathleen grapples with some new information she's learned about Greg. Bonnie has a health scare. Diana gets some disappointing news at work.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2018

After attending an EST meeting, Kathleen discovers some answers to the problems in her life. Bonnie chooses a wild adventure with Adam over an important work assignment. Diana makes a new friend.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2018

After a mistake at work, Bonnie deals with the repercussions. Kathleen has a major win at her casting office and feels reinvigorated by her burgeoning career. Diana makes a connection with her boss.

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Critic Reviews for American Woman Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

Muddled, plodding, unengaging -- this had no perspective other than the obvious one (men are pigs), or a plot much beyond suddenly-single-mom-gets-back-in-workplace.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

If, like me, your formative years developed within you an ability to sit and watch and re-watch Alicia Silverstone do just about anything, you'll welcome her return to the spotlight

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

An unsatisfying, lackluster vehicle for three performers who deserve more.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Although I wish it could follow its instinct for a '70s sense of the surreal, it's definitely a garish delight when it comes to the Me Decade's idea of ambiance - a set direction that never gets old.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

There is something of a stiffness to the program, but the silly one-liners and bald-faced female empowerment vibe of a mother striking out on her own in Beverly Hills in 1975 is well worth it.

Jun 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There wasn't anything that was incredibly weird or boring about the show. I was entertained. I wouldn't say that I laughed out loud at any parts.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

While the show held strong in keeping the period piece aspect intact, I'm not sure how strong they were depicting each woman in a satisfying way.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

For those missing their once weekly dose of Mad Men or Desperate Housewives.

Aug 15, 2018 | Full Review…

With just a few minutes of screen-time, American Woman torpedos the idea of the cougar.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

70s-set feminist dramedy is undermined by stereotypes.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

American Woman is cute and fun and a bit of a '70s-set comedy comfort watch, yes, but they're able to work in jokes and messages in slick ways that will have you feeling empowered and entertained (but not overwhelmed) at once.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

American Woman means well but just can't figure out what show it's trying to be, which makes it a good fit for the equally identity-free Paramount Network.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Woman: Season 1

  • Apr 09, 2020
    I think this show had a lot of potential but was put in the wrong hands. Wrong channel, not publicized enough, shitty time slot. If this show had been on Netflix or something, it would've been a hit.
  • Jun 06, 2019
    I loved this show. I'm a huge fan of Kyle Richards and I was so proud of this effort. My husband really liked the show, too. We were disappointed that it didn't get a second season.
  • Feb 22, 2019
    Loved every minute!!!
  • Aug 14, 2018
    I love watching this show. It reminds me of so much of the 70s .. great job guys.
  • Aug 12, 2018
    Great show ` so Cool and Retro. Adam (Sam Morgan) is the HOTTEST man on Television
  • Jul 16, 2018
    I love this show , can not get enough of it . Love the comedy , love the drama
  • Jul 13, 2018
    No substance. Music is FAR better than the show itself.
  • Jul 01, 2018
    That Adam character is GREAT! A must see
  • Jun 10, 2018
    I love the 70's vibe!
  • Jun 10, 2018
    Alicia Silverstone gives a great performance in this new drama show. I was hoping for a second season but it was sadly cancelled.

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