Mom: Season 3 Reviews

October 17, 2017
And remaining a savvy complement, [Anna] Faris continues to give one of the most underrated performances on TV.
October 17, 2017
Still, even with the admirable mix of laughs and lumps in the throat that this latest installment elicited, it's not difficult to understand why the show hasn't become as addictive as CBS would surely like it to be.
October 17, 2017
Mom articulates the struggles of people in recovery-and always without forgetting that comedies should have jokes. But Diabetic Lesbians And A Blushing Bride is remarkable for how unsparing it is.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 17, 2017
The season 3 premiere not only reminds us that there is hope, but that there is possibility - and also very likely a great season ahead.
February 22, 2016
The beauty of Mom is that it refuses to stay in one place, even if that place is consistently delivering laughs.
October 17, 2017
It would be very easy for the remaining producers of multi-cam to leave that stuff to their more fashionable counterparts and just stick to telling jokes. Mom, thankfully, is a strong reminder of just how elastic this 64-year-old format is.
November 10, 2015
Of course, as fans of CBS' increasingly nuanced comedy have come to expect, there's a gut punch before the punchline.
November 5, 2015
It remains a throwback to '70s and '80s comedies like "All in the Family," "Taxi," and even "Cheers," which took their characters seriously enough to be comfortable with purely dramatic scenes, which in turn only makes the laughter feel more potent.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 2, 2015
With a few ballsy plot lines under its belt and an assured step in the right direction in the season three premiere, Mom may come off as occasionally familiar in its formatting, but content wise it feels downright groundbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10