Parents' Guide to

Workin' Moms

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Comedy nails working motherhood with wit and irony.

TV Netflix Comedy 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+

This show is great for my kids

I think that this tv show is good for mature kids.Yes there is sex but overall it’s interesting and exciting show!Ive been watching it with all my kids (15 female 7 male 4 male) I send my little kids out of the room for the very quick sex scenes.Over all this is a good show and I think that everyone should watch it!

This title has:

Educational value
age 18+

Super funny, super inappropriate

I have a 17 y/o who is very mature. If she watched this show, I would not die, but also would feel weird recommending to her. Maybe in another year.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (9 ):

After a lifetime of viewing motherhood through a sentimental lens, the gritty reality of caring for kids and holding down a job is a huge surprise to the trio of women anchoring this knowing comedy. It's clear that Workin' Moms creator Catherine Reitman has been on the business end of a breast pump before, because the absurdist situations she shows us ring true: the folly of planning date night, the agony of taking business calls while pumping on a bathroom toilet, the contemptuous glares endured by any mom seen not performing her job perfectly in public. In the show's second episode, when a cadre of moms witheringly watch her handing off her son out a car window to her nanny, Reitman takes obvious gleeful pleasure in telling them to "Eat a bag of dicks!" before driving off -- it sure feels like this is the writer/director/producer's slow-burning revenge against the real-life side-eye she's no doubt received.

There's wish fulfillment too, in a scene in which the unhappily newly pregnant Anne corrects a whining kid passing by the table where she and Kate are having lunch. "Shut it, you monster!" rants Anne. "Your mother's a goddamn angel!" There are sanctimonious Pinterest moms and frazzled moms, competitive moms and exhausted moms, moms who fail and moms who triumph, and despite the heightened sitcom aspect to some of the antics (would any mom ever go into a meeting with a new client with breast milk on her shirt?), they all feel real. It's as close to a superhero drama about moms as we're likely to get, and that sure is welcome.

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