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SMILF: Season 1 (2017)




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


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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.


Frankie Shaw
as Bridgette
Samara Weaving
as Nelson Rose
Alexandra Reimer
as Larry Bird
Anna Reimer
as Larry Bird
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Critic Reviews for SMILF: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (16)

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.

October 31, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

You won't spend long dwelling on the title, but you'll want to stick with this story.

October 30, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

But then, in episode three, Shaw seems to find her footing, and I found myself thinking that SMILF could develop a Shameless-like charm.

November 4, 2017 | Full Review…

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

November 3, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show shows promise under Shaw's care. However, the spark hasn't totally caught fire in its opening.

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

It's just a fun, lighthearted show.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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