Mom: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1
Mom

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 40

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User Ratings: 168

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Air date: Sep 23, 2013

Newly sober single mom Christy is challenged when her estranged, overly critical mother returns to her life in the series premiere of this comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre ("Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory").

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Air date: Sep 30, 2013

A family crisis leads Christy and Bonnie to set aside their differences.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2013

Christy goes on her first date since she stopped drinking. Meanwhile, young Roscoe learns how to gamble, courtesy of Bonnie. Justin Long guest stars.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2013

Christy's patience is tested by everyone around her. Elsewhere, Bonnie happens upon an old rival.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2013

Christy makes a new friend who proves to be quite troubled. Elsewhere, Bonnie focuses on meeting someone else's needs. Octavia Spencer guest stars.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2013

Christy tries to move slowly in her relationship with Adam (Justin Long). Meanwhile, Bonnie and her AA nemesis, Marjorie, have a dispute about Christy's relationship.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2013

Christy clashes with Luke's conservative parents. Elsewhere, Bonnie battles menopause.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2013

A nerve-rattled Christy anticipates going on a romantic weekend getaway with Adam (Justin Long). Elsewhere, Gabriel's wife believes he's cheating, so she reaches out to Christy for help.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2013

Bonnie loses her job and struggles to piece her life together, sparking Christy to give her a helping hand.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2013

Christy realizes life is easier with Bonnie in the house, but she has trouble accepting that fact. Meanwhile, Baxter sets up camp in the driveway.

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Tv Season Info

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.

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Critic Reviews for Mom Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (25)

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…

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…

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…

It's trying too hard to be a "sitcom" that looks and feels straight out of 1992. The bones are there, but the execution is lacking.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Mom flails so desperately-with no redeeming aspects-it is unlikely any kind of life preserver can save it.

Sep 23, 2013 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mom: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    This TV show has nothing but bland jokes constantly talking about sex like it's a joke.
  • 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. This is one of my top 5 favorite comedy TV shows of all time and one of my favorite TV shows. 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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