Critic Consensus: Motherland pulls no punches, creating an honest and hilarious portrayal of parenthood buoyed by brilliant performances from its seasoned cast -- though for some viewers it may hit a little too close to home.
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Well-intentioned and with strong ideas worth supporting - seriously, people, help out your spouses -- the Sundance Now comedy can't balance the chaos it creates with the chaos it instills in viewers.
Motherland has painted a blisteringly accurate portrait of a horrible, self-absorbed mother - and had an awful lot of fun with it, too.
But it's the underlying awareness of this particular certainty that makes the series' writers (Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan, Holly Walsh, and Helen Linehan) feel borderline revolutionary at times.
Alongside the blazing brilliance of leads Maxwell Martin and Morgan, it was these observational details - facial expressions, nonverbal noises, body language - that made the characters so engrossing.
The main problem is that Motherland feels like comedy created by committee - and in this case a committee that's not sure what sort of comedy it wants to create.
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