Trophy Wife: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)

Season 1
Trophy Wife

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Charm, likeable characters, good chemistry, and an efficient pace help to make Trophy Wife a sly, insightful sitcom.



Critic Ratings: 40


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User Ratings: 56

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Air date: Sep 24, 2013
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This comedy follows a young woman (Malin Akerman), who, after marrying an older man (Bradley Whitford), inherits difficult relationships with his three kids and two ex-wives. In Series 1, Kate (Akerman) tries to take on more responsibility by helping Pete (Whitford) coach Bert's (Albert Tsai) football team. Later, Meg (Natalie Morales) posts an unflattering picture of Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) online, and Kate butts heads with Jackie (Michaela Watkins) after the two go into business together. Ryan Lee also stars.

Critic Reviews for Trophy Wife Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (21)

We can understand if you wrote this off at first (that title is awful), but "Trophy Wife" turned out to be a sweet family comedy.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Warm, sly, and very, very funny.

Sep 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Akerman is reason enough to buy in for at least a few episodes.

Sep 23, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Thanks to appealing female leads and a clever script, Trophy Wife transcends its simplistic title.

Sep 11, 2013 | Full Review…
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The half-hour is loaded with issues and it's all too sudden and sitcom-random...but these things happen.

Sep 6, 2013 | Full Review…

Akerman bumps into things with abandon and just the right glimmer of grace. Her knees knock and her limbs fold up like a newborn colt, learning to walk. But her show, anyway, already has legs.

Sep 24, 2013 | Full Review…
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Despite all the things working against itself in the Trophy Wife pilot - having its protagonist be drunk for half the episode chief among them - there's a certain charm and confidence to the show's opening episode.

Feb 14, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If the writers manage to iron out the few wrinkles the show has, Trophy Wife could become a decent hit for the network.

Aug 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There aren't a ton of laugh-out-loud moments. In fact, the pilot inspires more smiles than guffaws. However, as sitcoms go, this one isn't bad.

Sep 10, 2013 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

You know exactly where this one is going and yet it works for the most part.

Oct 10, 2013 | Full Review…

It has a few laughs but doesn't deserve any trophies.

Oct 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There's a tremendous energy to Trophy Wife, making it a delightful comedy that's far more wholesome than its title implies.

Oct 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trophy Wife: Season 1

  • Dec 09, 2013
    Surprisingly cuter than I expected. And Albert Tsai is great. Every time he winks I cry laughing.
    Julie B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2014
    This show is horrible! The writing is not at all witty and the cast isn't talented enough to fake it.
  • Dec 10, 2013
    This new comedy sees a somewhat different story, with a wife of a lawyer with two other ex-wives, and children from the past two, which creates comedic diversity. This series has its flaws, including its dependence on drinking and sex jokes, but it also provides a rather satirical view of what is considered a rather provocative lifestyle and family.

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