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Mean Girls are all grown up and they're mothers now! These moms don't act like anybody you know. They are nasty to everybody – partners, husbands, nannies, co-workers, teachers, principals, siblings, even their own mothers. They seem to be literally suffering with motherhood, even though in every case it's the nanny, stay-at-home dad (or mom, in one case) who is actually doing the child care. The moms treat everyone with contempt, lie all the time, and act with cruelty towards their own (and others' children.) At one point, Anne sees a little boy walk past with his mother and she screams, "You're a little monster!" and, to his mom, "You're a (expletive) hero!". She also screams at several of her daughter's classmates. Worse, Anne also belittles and humiliates her own eight-year-old daughter repeatedly. Those scenes are particularly hard to watch.
In addition to the verbal nastiness, some of the material is just bizarre. Kate screams at a group of moms pushing strollers, "Eat a bag of dicks." People send porn to each other at work, Jenny pleasures herself in the break room while she pumps breast milk. (A co-worker comes in and then he's the one who gets fired.)
One part of the show was downright disturbing. Anne finds herself pregnant again. She goes to the doctor and learns she has a medical issue that necessitates she be on bed rest. She ignores the doctor's advice. Instead, she takes her daughter (the one she continually humiliates) and they both go horseback riding. On the way out, the little girl becomes hysterical when she notices that her mother has started bleeding. She's terrified, of course. A day or two later, Anne is at the abortion clinic. Problem solved and Anne is happy again.
Then there's Frankie, who is suffering from severe postpartum depression/psychosis and makes several halfhearted suicide attempts. These scenes are played for laughs. Really?
Some things are just not good fodder for laughs – verbal abuse of a child, suicide, abortion. None of these things needs to be in the show. There's enough material with the theme of new motherhood to float a very successful TV series. Something we can all relate to, without the scorn and vitriol. I'm done watching!
This show is hilarious. My gf and I both loved it.
Even as a guy with no kids couldn't stop laughing my ass off. Season 2 is even better. Can't wait for season 3.
Amazing! My fave series at the moment
I just watched the first three episodes . This could be the worst thing I've seen on television. Does anyone else remember when comedies used to be funny?
It's ok..worthy of another season, as long as they don't have Sonia, the chlamydia girlfriend return. That combination is not realistic and it was hard to see her in Kims Convenience Store as a nun. Her roles are unrealistic and hard to watch. She's definitely not a match for her partner in this series
Cute, short and nice
Workin' Moms, despite the struggle of raising a child and balancing life's problems all in one, is a fun watch. It's easy-osy, sarcastic, red neck embarrassment which I adore. Catherine Reitman has created a marvellous ensemble of humour and hard core reality. Great programme to watch on a nice lazy weekend. A perfect binge.
This show is super funny and covers relevant and uncharted topics for modern women. Loved it!
This show is absolute trash. Did men write and produce this garbage? If actual mothers wrote it, their kids are sure to be the most fucked up morons imaginable. Everything about it is unrealistic and unfunny. Shitty script. Making fun of postpartum depression- what a fuckin hoot, huh? This whole show is garbage, start to finish.
Husband loves this show but I cannot stand it. Full of whiny, privileged women that other women hate and plenty of dumbed down men.