This review may contain spoilers though I do my best not to include any, if you haven’t seen this tv series yet please be aware.
Summary: A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their kids and struggle to start new relationships.
Title: Single Parents
Run Time: 30 Minutes Each Episode
Cast: Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Kimrie Kewis, Jake Choi, Marlow Barkley, Tyler Wladis, Mia Allen, Ella Allen, Devin Trey Campbell and Brad Garrett
Directors: Erin O’Malley, Jason Winer, Kat Coiro, Josh Greenbaum, Trent O’Donnell, Natalia Anderson, Anya Adams, Fred Savage, Maggie Carey, Jennifer Arnold, Satya Bhabha, Jay Chandrasekhar, Pete Chatmon, Dean Holland, Bill Purple, Jeffrey Blitz, Matthew Freund, Jillian Giacomini, Michael Schur, Daryl Wein and Ken Whittingham.
Writers: Elizabeth Meriwether, J.J. Philbin, Ali Kinney, Adan Pena, Bridger Winegar, Lamar Woods, Maurin Mwombela, Mark Valenzuela, Berkeley Johnson, Alison Bennett, Noah Garfinkel, Kim Rosenstock, Blake McCormick, Sarah Tapscott, Joe Wengart, Mnelik Belilgne, Taylor Cox, Alex Cuthbertson, David Feeney, Matt Fusfield, Celeste Klaus, Kyle Mack and Dani Shan
Four single parents who hang around the playground get roped into helping with school events when a new single school dad comes and is present In every part of his daughters life. Together they all end up becoming close and helping each other out with their kids.
This show was hilarious instantly because of the adult and kids cast they were all hilarious, each one bought something so different to the show with how each character was so different, but they all worked so perfectly together.
The adults each one was so different from Angie who literally scrounges off people and has a unique way of raising Graham, to Will and his obsessiveness with Sophie and his perfect way of raising her. Poppy with her winebrerry and feminist ways of raising her son Rory, to Miggy a young first time dad and his baby and lastly Douglas and his twin girls and his unusual method of raising them. Together all unlikely and different yet work so well together.
The kids Graham is a nervous and scared mammas boy that gets girlfriends regularly even as a little kid and gets bouts of confidence that come from nowhere. Sophie is an incredibly smart girl who seems to have an answer for most of the adults problems but is still at the heart just a kid, Rory the over the top dramatic, bossy and rude child who thinks and acts like he is better than everyone else, and then the twins my favourites of the kids they are mini versions of their dad but also evil, and hilarious they have little dug outs in their room, they fix anyone’s cars, they have a hidden shed where they build things these girls are hilarious.
You are instantly lead to be shipping couples and you totally do, though you are doubting you think you’ll fully see them. I loved Will and Angie and so badly and wanted them together but it got cancelled before we could have gotten that. Always a different relationship to get in the way of seeing them together, but their friendship alone was incredible and made it so much fun to watch, they were such goofballs. Douglas and Poppy were also really cute but the kids were always interfering and something would get In the way each time and they wanted different things in life.
I loved the normalcy of the show, just a group of parents from different walks of life, living their everyday lives, working, raising kids, dealing with stress and drama, dating, exes. But the added kids drama made it so funny and easy to watch. The kids were always doing something the parents didn’t know about and causing so many funny scenarios
If you haven’t seen the show I do highly recommend it as it’s really funny you’ll be laughing a lot. You’ll get roped into the storyline and drawn in by the characters that are all so funny and so different to each other.