As children, it is easy to assume that our parents are perfect. One of the hallmarks of growing up is realizing that the adults we were raised by are human, and therefore, imperfect.
The sitcom, Mom (2013 to 2021) followed the relationship between Bonnie (Allison Janney) and her adult daughter, Christy (Anna Faris). Christy is a newly sober single mother who is trying to stay on the figurative wagon. Bonnie is a former alcoholic who does not hesitate to make “suggestions” on what Christy should do differently.
Though the cast is led by two brilliant and funny actresses, this show turns me off completely. I can’t put my finger on it, but I’ve seen enough to know that if I had to choose between watching Mom and turning off the television completely, I would turn it off.
Do I recommend it? Not really.