SMILF: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: A questionable name and superficially familiar tropes mask SMILF's raw, tender core and surprisingly fresh perspective.

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1
Air date: Nov 5, 2017
2
Air date: Nov 12, 2017
3
Air date: Nov 19, 2017
4
Air date: Nov 26, 2017
5
Air date: Dec 3, 2017
6
Air date: Dec 10, 2017
7
Air date: Dec 17, 2017
8
Air date: Dec 31, 2017
12
Air date: Feb 17, 2019

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Bridgette Bird (Frankie Shaw) is a single mother trying to balance raising her son Larry (Anna and Alexandra Reimer) with doing her job as a tutor and dating other men. In doing so, she finds herself in situations that put her in conflict with her mother Tutu (Rosie O'Donnell), her boss Ally (Connie Britton), and her ex, Larry's father Rafi (Miguel Gomez). "SMILF" also stars Raven Goodwin as Eliza, Samara Weaving as Nelson, Mark Webber as Father Eddie, and Bodega Bamz as Carlos.

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Critic Reviews for SMILF Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (18)

Shaw's good but her televised autobiography is a work in progress that can't quite settle on tone, meaning or direction. Even the series title is frustrating.

Oct 31, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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You won't spend long dwelling on the title, but you'll want to stick with this story.

Oct 30, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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But then, in episode three, Shaw seems to find her footing, and I found myself thinking that SMILF could develop a Shameless-like charm.

Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…

The old "misery loves company" axiom gets a stern test with Showtime's SMILF.

Nov 3, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The show shows promise under Shaw's care. However, the spark hasn't totally caught fire in its opening.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's just a fun, lighthearted show.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

SMILF might turn off some viewers due to its somewhat raw attitude. But sometimes rawness is necessary when you want honesty.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

SMILF also raises questions of feminism, of women's empowerment, of morality ... and all without wanting to give lessons of anything in reality. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 8, 2018 | Full Review…

SMILF offers a tender but clear-eyed look at what it is like to live on the poverty line and struggle.

Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's funny, sad and poignant all at once.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for SMILF: Season 1

This one tugs at you until you finally have to admit that beneath it all is a very powerful core narrative.

The first season was funny. The second season was a waste of time.

"SMILF" has seeds of greatness hidden beneath a veneer of veneer, hard to explain, it's humbling when you see that it went right over your head before it hits you. You think you're getting it and then you see you're not and then you see the sheer brilliance. Bergman, The Sopranos, Kurosawa, Deadwood, you just know you're experiencing the most that art can offer. "SMILF" just sort of sneaks up on you. Every aspect is superb, but you need patience and yes, even humility. Also, Rosie O'Donnell is a revelation, Frankie Shaw is a freakin' genius.

Love it, I hope the show gets picked up by another network or something.

Add ten more stars! Single moms can relate!!

I can't grasp it. Nice idea, nice acting but it's boring :( Re-watch Weeds.

OMG.. Just started watching this.. and soooo funny!!!

@ L

Expected this show to be stupid. was pleasantly surprised when some very real moments in motherhood and single motherhood were explored. I honestly expected this to be a funny show trashing on a poor single mom buts its got a lot of redeeming moments. not bad!

how can you not love her

Unapologetic and honest television being made right here! Hopefully, it doesn't run on too long as less could be more.

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