Odd Mom Out

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun scripted satire of NYC wealthy skewers stereotypes.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

These wealthy people are privileged and absurd. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Andy's family is kind but affected. 

Violence

Violent events mentioned. 

Sex

Strong innuendo, crude references; people in underwear.

Language

"Douche," "a--hole," "s--t"; "f--k" seen written down. 

Consumerism

iPhones used heavily.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Wine consumed.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Odd Mom Out is Bravo's second scripted comedy series; it pokes fun at New York's wealthy elite. It contains some sexual innuendo, strong language ("a--hole," "bitch," "s--t," "f--k") and lots of stereotyping of affluent Upper East Side New Yorkers. There's lots of wine drinking, and iPhones are visible. Older teens may like it, but it's not meant for kids. 

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What's the story?

Bravo’s scripted comedy series ODD MOM OUT stars Jill Kargman as the quirky Jill Weber, whose marriage into an extremely wealthy New York City family is forcing her to find a way to navigate privileged social circles on her own terms. Although her husband Andy (Andy Buckley) is a very successful and down-to-earth attorney, they find themselves in the shadows of Andy's rich but not-too-smart brother, Lex (Sean Kleier), whose lucky business ventures have made him a Wall Street superstar. She also must contend with Lex's sweet but obnoxious wife Brooke (Abby Elliott) and her pretentious mother-in-law (Joanna Cassidy). From filling out endless kindergarten applications for her twins, to defending her decision to not hire full-time child care staff, Jill often finds it difficult to stay true to who she is thanks to the perks and pressures that come with the life of New York's upper crust. Luckily, friend and doctor Vanessa (KK Glick) helps her keep it real. 

Is it any good?

The smart, satirical series, which is produced by Jill Kargman, unapologetically pokes fun at how rich, privileged folks understand the world around them. It underscores what the wealthy deem as important as opposed to what "average" people value, such as getting their children into top private schools, staying thin, and putting on self-serving charity events to help the underprivileged. 

It's funny, but one can't help but note the obvious stereotypes about the wealthy being perpetuated here, which leaves you rooting for Jill as the wiser underdog even when she isn't. Meanwhile, fans of the The Real Housewives franchise will find some of show's story lines familiar. Nonetheless, you can't help but laugh at some of the show's more absurd moments, as well as recognize some of the truths being articulated in the statements it makes. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way wealthy people are portrayed in the media. What kinds of messages do reality shows such as The Real Housewives send about members of these populations? Is it fair to use stereotypes to poke fun at them? Why, or why not?

  • Families can talk about satire. What is it, and when is it best used? 

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