Critic Consensus: A questionable name and superficially familiar tropes mask SMILF's raw, tender core and surprisingly fresh perspective.
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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.
You won't spend long dwelling on the title, but you'll want to stick with this story.
But then, in episode three, Shaw seems to find her footing, and I found myself thinking that SMILF could develop a Shameless-like charm.
The old "misery loves company" axiom gets a stern test with Showtime's SMILF.
The show shows promise under Shaw's care. However, the spark hasn't totally caught fire in its opening.
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