Parents' Guide to


By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Quippy mom-and-daughter sitcom plays sex, drugs for laughs.

TV CBS Comedy 2013
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 17+

Very Disappointing and Unfunny

It's trashy with fake laugh tracks. Starting from season 1 episode 4 to episode 15, the show is tolerable. Then it goes downhill again after S1E15. Despite this show being about sobriety, they normalise the drinking and drug taking for everyone in the show. There is so much hypocrisy in most character's behaviors and the consequences of the character's action are not shown on screen, so definitely no good role models here. Watch Brooklyn 99, Grace & Frankie, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Superstore etc. Do not recommend for anyone under 30 lol. Maybe older population will enjoy it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Mom without Christy

I’m really enjoying Mom without Christy. Really wish they would not cancel the show in the spring!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (5 ):

There's the germ of a good comedy on Mom. Faris is as resolutely charming as ever, relatable whether she's crying theatrically over a restaurant table or trying to have a breakfast table heart-to-heart with her rebellious daughter. But the jokes are so broad and the laughter so loud, fake and laugh-track-y that it's a turnoff to the kind of viewer who prefers a subtler guffaw.

Nonetheless, Two and a Half Men is a giant hit for a reason: people like to laugh at pratfalls and hooker jokes. You'll find both here, and they're even occasionally funny. The best thing about Mom is its fabulous cast; the worst, the sitcommy writing and setups. But if Two and a Half Men-style comic stylings are your things, Mom could prove to be decent viewing, provided you're okay with giggling over cocaine addiction, teens who are an "easy lay," and cooking meth.

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