Parents' Guide to

In the Motherhood

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sitcom's humor is best for parents who can relate.

TV ABC Comedy 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

In the whaterhood? Please script writers, not struggling humor

Yes, this P/T writer's opinion, but writers can you not sqeeze humor into where little is? I'm not condemning this series. Trying to recommend its writing/directing to hold however many are NOT compelled to give time lameness. No, not the actors. They passed auditions then is up to production to attract viewing. Come one ABC, we know you can do it. How? Samantha Who follows this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This series reaps the benefits of good writing and a strong cast, which includes Saturday Night Live alum Horatio Sanz as Jane's male nanny (or "manny") and RonReaco Lee as Emily's equally obsessive husband, Jason. The characters do a good job of representing the true spectrum of parenting styles, and adult viewers will easily find the humor in relating what they see on the show to their own circumstances or those of someone they know.

The show's frequent sexual references and occasional strong language aren't envelope pushing by primetime standards, nor are Rosemary's irreverent comments on everything from pregnancy to overweight people. That said, the show is best appreciated by those with first-hand knowledge of the ups and down of parenting, so teens who lack that experience will miss some of the context that makes the series funny.

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