Critic 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.
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News & Interviews for Mom: Season 1
Mom feels like more than an opiate. We're early in the 12 steps. But heart and commitment mean everything.
Beneath the armor plating of punch lines beats a wounded and affecting heart.
Mom is one of the very few sitcoms on television... to feature characters who are not thoughtlessly affluent.
It's a punch-line shooting gallery, setting 'em up and knocking 'em down, with a rhythm reminiscent of the classic Bob Newhart sitcoms.
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.
Audience Reviews for Mom: Season 1
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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