Mom: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Anna Faris and Allison Janney share an undeniable comedic chemistry, and if the jokes are sometimes too crass, Mom represents a sincere (and often witty) attempt to address addiction issues.



Critic Ratings: 40


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User Ratings: 156

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Air date: Sep 23, 2013
Air date: Sep 30, 2013
Air date: Oct 7, 2013
Air date: Oct 14, 2013
Air date: Oct 21, 2013
Air date: Oct 28, 2013
Air date: Nov 4, 2013
Air date: Nov 11, 2013
Air date: Nov 18, 2013
Air date: Nov 25, 2013
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The first season of this comedy follows Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris), a newly sober single mother to Violet (Sadie Calvano) and Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal). However, while trying to get her own life back on track, Christy frequently finds herself in confict with her estranged mother Bonnie (Allison Janney), also a recovering addict, and ex-husband Baxter (Matt L. Jones). Christy's personal life is shaken up more when Violet becomes pregnant. French Stewart also stars.


Anna Faris
as Christy
Matt Jones
as Baxter
Melissa Tang
as Suzanne
Rizwan Manji
as Dr. Bellin
Shane Blades
as William
Raymond Ma
as Husband
Jack Impellizzeri
as Fireman No. 1
Jim Jansen
as Judge Dugan
Marcus Folmar
as Fireman No. 2
Rob Yang
as Dr. Butler
Peter Porte
as Dr. Huss
Peter Banifaz
as Old Roscoe
Kotaro Watanabe
as Dr. Nakamura
Ron Rogge
as Fireman No. 3
Bob Glouberman
as Mr. Davenport
Christopher Darga
as Customs Agent
Regi Davis
as Manager
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Critic Reviews for Mom Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (23)

Mom feels like more than an opiate. We're early in the 12 steps. But heart and commitment mean everything.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beneath the armor plating of punch lines beats a wounded and affecting heart.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Mom is the first multi-cam comedy to crack me up in a decade.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Mom is one of the very few sitcoms on television... to feature characters who are not thoughtlessly affluent.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a punch-line shooting gallery, setting 'em up and knocking 'em down, with a rhythm reminiscent of the classic Bob Newhart sitcoms.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Given the number of self-absorbed and annoying fathers on sitcoms, another self-absorbed and annoying mother is fine. She helps keep the party balanced. But she also needs to make the party funnier, and CBS' new Mom does not.

Sep 23, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is the kind of show that you want to root for. It's relatable, but if there is any shortfall right now, it may be in the comedy department, because while the show is funny at times, most moments are merely smirk-worthy.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Really, though I think it's because Anna Faris is just so damn likeable.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The one real failing of this show is French Stewart.

Sep 24, 2013 | Full Review…

As for yours truly, I like it. A lot. Because I laughed. A lot.

Sep 24, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mom: Season 1

  • Jun 30, 2014
    I started watching this show because I heard Anna Faris was going to be the poster girl for the show but then Allison Janney stole the show. It pretty much felt like a one woman comedy because the only funny person was Bonnie, the rest of the cast: Single, alcoholic mother Christy, misfit son Roscoe, pregnant daughter Violet, loser ex husband Baxter, all anooyed me to death. However, I do appreciate the aspect on actually showing that addicts are humans too. I did laugh a few times so I think the show can go on for another season or two.
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  • Mar 07, 2018
    AMazing Show. Completely Underrated
  • Dec 12, 2017
    This is my favorite show right now.
  • Nov 11, 2017
    Fantastic show! Great comedy, inspiring - witty -
  • Oct 22, 2017
    I love how even thought this is a comedy there is still a emotional depth to the story. My favorite comedy tv show of all time. The writing is hilarious and the jokes are spot on every time. The chemistry between Anna Faris and Alison Janney is fantastic. The cast all give stupendous and hilarious performances especially Alison Janney, Anna Faris, Matt Jones, French Stewart, Kevin Pollack, and Mimi Kennedy. A+.
  • Jun 28, 2015
    It works because Anna Faris and Allison Janney sell the writing really well.
  • Jun 17, 2015
    It was okay. An easy watch. A couple laughs an episode. So good I finished the first season but not good enough to watch a second one.
  • Aug 13, 2014
    It's a bit dramatic actually. Remove the laugh track and it is kind of sad. Also, it glorifies teen pregnancy and encourages the bs side of such a relevant theme. It also overly fantasizes about the real economic possibility of this family.
  • Jul 28, 2014
    There are other shows out there that attempt to deal with addiction and recovery, but they're all garbage compared to this. Truly funny and dare I say original? Going to watch this show for as long as they're going to make it.
  • Jul 15, 2014
    The stupidest thing that Chuck Lorre has done. Cheap jokes, cheap script with some interesting performances but nothing that I can not see in other place.

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