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15 Shows to Watch With Mom on Mother’s Day

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Usually, for mother’s day, we’re treating mom to a boozy brunch or fancy dinner to show her how much we love and appreciate her, but this year, with the coronavirus pandemic taking precedence and really limiting our options on how to celebrate, it’s more important than ever to find a good show to watch with mom. 

Now, finding a good TV show to watch with mom can be pretty tricky.

There’s a plethora of shows out there to choose from. So, we’re here to help you out so you don’t spend hours surfing channels and streaming services unable to come to a conclusion. 

The show needs to be one that’s equal parts uplifting and emotional while also having a learning-curve. It needs to be one you both agree on, and if it has a strong mother-daughter relationship, well, bonus points! 

If you and your mom don’t live together, don’t worry, this is where Netflix’s new extension, Netflix Party, may come in handy. The feature allows you to host a long distance movie night or TV binge with friends and family. That way, you’re all on the same page with what you’re watching and can interact and even pause the show for everyone to offer commentary! 

While not all of the shows below are available on Netflix, plenty of them are and will make for a good mother’s day watch party.

Check out our list of recommended mother’s day shows below! Happy watching! And happy mother’s day! 

 

Jane the Virgin

Three generations come together for a family-friendly show that also brings a lot of telenovela-style drama! After all, it’s a show about a virgin who gets accidentally artificially inseminated and begins her journey to motherhood with her mom and her grandmother by her side! You and mom are bound to laugh and cry together, and sometimes both at the same time! 

 

Mom

It’s in the title, so how could we not include it? Single mom Christy is busy raising two kiddos and managing to stay sober when he mother, a recovering alcoholic, tries to make amends. Sometimes, it’s all about forgiveness. 

 

Good Girls

Good Girls is for the mom-and-daughter duo seeking a little adventure. Beth Boland is “bored” with her suburban housewife life and robs a grocery store with her bestie and sister in hopes of easing all their financial burdens. Unsurprisingly, their bold action doesn’t have the desired outcome and lands them in a whole lot of hot water. 

 

Single Parents

There’s nothing better for mother’s day than an ensemble comedy following the ups-and-downs of single parents raising children and leaning on each other for moral support and much-needed adult interaction. 
 

 

This Is Us

Before you even press play on This Is Us, you better get your tissues ready. The series, about the Pearson family, shows how powerful a familial unit can be, how much of your life is shaped by your parents, and how deep that connection is despite death, while also remaining realistic about darker demons and dysfunction. 

 

When Calls the Heart

The power of love keeps Elizabeth Thatcher in Coal Valley, a small coal-mining town, where she’s gotten a new classroom assignment. She leaves behind her high society to forge a new path in the ensemble piece. 

 

The Good Witch

Not every supernatural show including witches has to be spooky or scary. The Good Witch, about a mother and daughter who share an intuitive charm, is set in a small town and deals with love and heartache with a magical touch. 

 

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The fiercely independent antics and journey of a comedian have you laughing until you pee your pants. Miriam’s perfect life is upended when her husband walks out on her. The only thing worse than divorce in the 50s is a woman with passion, ambition, and talent — Miriam ticks off all three. 

 

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Computer coder Zoey gains the ability to hear people’s innermost thoughts and desires through song. What was once deemed a curse may be a gift that allows for a true human connection. It’s an intriguing concept that’ll leave you bopping your head and singing along. 

 

Gilmore Girls

If there’s one show every daughter and mother need to watch, it’s Gilmore Girls. Set in the quaint town of Stars Hollow, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore have a enviable bond that grows deeper and wackier with time. 

 

One Day at a Time

Penelope, a newly single Army vet is raising two children with the help of her Cuban-American family spanning three generations of strong-willed women. Through the inevitable ups-and-downs of life, she relies on her “old-school” mother for guidance and assurance. The series has also been praised for broaching important topics such as LGBTQ+, immigrations, and mental health while balancing cultural ideals and traditions. 

 

Parenthood

Family is everything, and usually, they’re far from perfect. The series chronicles the journey of four siblings who lean on each other as they tackle the everyday challenges of raising kids.

 

Beauty and the Baker

Though the series only has a few episodes under its belt, it’s a sticky sweet rom com that finds super famous Noa falling for “regular Joe” Daniel, a baker who works at his family’s Cuban bakery in Miami. As Noa and Daniel navigate their relationship, Daniel also deals with his family, who can sometimes be a bit much. 
 

 
 

Carols Second Act

Yes, CBS just cancelled this show, which is why you should absolutely watch it and give it some love! After raising children, getting a divorce, and retiring from teaching, 50-year-old Carole deserves a break. But instead of kicking up her feet and taking a much-deserved break, she pursues her dream of becoming a doctor and navigates being the oldest medical interns.

 

Once Upon a Time

When we were younger, our moms likely read us fairytales before bed. Well, those fairytales comes to life in Once Upon A Time in the cursed town of Storybrooke. And while the princesses may share the same names, their lives have been given a modern upgrade. 


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It was bittersweet saying goodbye to plenty of shows in 2021, but the plus side is that it made room for a handful of new shows that are gearing up for their highly-anticipated premieres. 

There are plenty of shows that we’re excited about, but since it’s too much for anyone person to take in, we’ve condensed it to a list including the best of the best. 

These are all the shows already garnering and generating buzz in 2022 — even before they’ve premiered. 

Check out our list of shows (mostly new, but also a few final seasons) that should be on your radar:

 

How I Met Your Father – Hulu

Fans of How I Met Your Mother can re-live all the magic with a new group of friends with Hilary Duff at the helm. It’s also giving us some Younger vibes, so call it the best of both worlds. 

The gender-reversed comedy premieres Tuesday, Jan. 18 with the first two episodes and then on a weekly basis.

 

House of the Dragon – HBO Max

Even if the final season of “Game of Thrones” left a bad taste in your mouth, don’t worry, the prequel is here to serve as a palate cleanser. Set 200 years before GOT, it’s based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood and focuses on the a civil war within House Targaryen. There is no premiere date as of yet, but that hasn’t stopped us from holding our breath.

 

BEL-AIR – Peacock

Revivals get a bad rap, but they aren’t always terrible. We’ve seen success with Saved by the Bell and Roswell, so fingers-crossed that Bel-Air, a comedy reimagined as an hour-long drama, will deliver in the same way. Will Smith has signed on for the project alongside the original creators. Jabari Banks stars as Will, a young man who moves into the gated mansion of Bel-Air in modern-day America, and explores plenty of conflicts and biases. It has been picked up for two seasons prior to the premiere on Sunday, Feb. 13 with the first two episodes and then weekly episodes.

 

Ozark – Netflix (Fourth and final season)

We’re crossing the finish line on Ozark this year, which is arguably a good thing because I don’t know how much more my nerves could handle. And the end is likely something the Byrde family definitely wants after getting too wrapped up in a messy situation with the Mexican cartel. Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Gardner all make this series an intoxicating binge from beginning to end, even if the fourth and final season is split up into two parts with the first half arriving on Netflix on January 21.

 

She-Hulk

Disney+ saw massive success with their Marvel shows, so it’s not a surprise that there’s a palpable excitement for She-Hulk starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, a lawyer who has one small favor to ask: don’t make her angry. She’s the less-angry-but-just-as-green cousin of Bruce Banner, the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, who is expected to make an appearance. No premiere date has been announced yet. 

 

Inventing Anna – Netflix

Shonda Rhines is making her mark on Netflix with a series based on the true and shocking story of fashionable grifter Anna Delvey who faked being a German heiress to scam New York New Yorker’s into thinking she was a German heiress. Ozark’s secret weapon, Julia Gardner, works miracles as Delvey. The cast also stars Scandal’s Katie Lowes and Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox. This is a can’t miss limited series that hits Netflix on February 11. 

 

Lord of the Rings – Amazon Prime

This is a big one for fans of the LOTR films! The television adaptation is a prequel set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and features an ensemble cast — both new and familiar — as they confront an evil unlike ever before in the Second Middle Age. It will make its mark on Amazon Prime on September 22.

 

Stranger Things – Netflix

We’ve paid our dues waiting to catch up with the residents of Hawkins, Indiana. Only this time, the action will take us to California and Soviet Russia (because, yes, Hopper is alive — spoiler) as the group of friends tries to stop the supernatural entities of the Upside Down once and for all. A premiere date (for the fourth and possible final season) announcement is likely on the horizon, but our money is on late spring or early summer. After all, we’ve waited long enough!

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi – Disney+

Disney and Star Wars go hand-in-hand, and with the success of the recent The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, it only makes sense that they would dive into Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The series is set a decade after the events of Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith. In a real treat, Ewan McGregor will reprise the titular role, while Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader. No premiere date has been announced.


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13 Year-Defining Shows You Have to Watch Before 2021 Comes to an End

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2021 was a great year for television!

With several streaming services providing top-notch content alongside primetime, there was always something buzz-worthy gracing our screens. 

9 TV Shows We’re Sad to Leave Behind in 2021

And while it was hard to narrow down the best offerings of the year, there were some shows that defined the year. 

These are the shows everyone was watching and everyone was obsessed with!

Check out our list and let us know if there’s a show you’d add!

 

Only Murders in the Building – Hulu 

When Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short come together, shenanigans (and murders) are sure to follow. These murder mystery aficionados pursued a murder in their own building and turned it into a groundbreaking podcast… and more.

 

Squid Game – Netflix

Move over, Tiger King. This Korean drama took the world by storm and kept viewers on the edge of their seats as contestants engaged in deadly versions of beloved children’s games. 

 

Money Heist – Netflix

After five action-packed seasons, Money Heist took its final bow, but not before delivering several jaw-dropping twists. Did the Dalia mask wearing gang manage to pull off the biggest heist in the world?

 

The Chair – Netflix

Sandra Oh spearheads the drama about the first woman of color as the head of the English department at a prestigious university. 

 

Sex/Life – Netflix

Is there anyone who didn’t watch Netflix’s steamy Sex/Life and oogle Adam Demos’s package? A suburban wife goes down a fantasy memory-lane, which reconnects her to a past lover. 

 

Loki – Disney+

Another Disney+ film – post Avengers: Endgame – follows the adventures of Tom Hiddleston’s character Loki, Thor’s adopted brother and god of mischief.  

 

Ted Lasso – Apple TV+

The comedy’s second feel-good season explores the reason behind soccer coach Ted Lasso’s (played by Jason Sudeikis) kindness and its effect on everyone around him. 

 

Yellowstone – Paramount

If you’ve been hearing more and more about Yellowstone, that’s because everyone and their parents are obsessed with the Western drama about the Dutton family, a powerful family of ranchers. It even spawned a prequel titled 1883

 

Maid – Netflix 

The limited series focuses on a single mom’s willingness to survive as she who works as a cleaning lady to escape an abusive relationship and create a better life for her daughter. 

 

La Brea – NBC

In a TV landscape that doesn’t favor post-apocalyptic, supernatural dramas, La Brea found its groove and a dedicated audience. A sinkhole opens up in Los Angeles that transports a group of people to 10,000 B.C. A father’s quest to find his family fuels a rescue mission and reveals a deeper connection. 

 

The Other Two – HBO Max

After Schitt’s Creek comes The Other Two, a comedy about two siblings hailing from former SNL head writers . Cary and Brooke are both looking to find their big break, and find their lives turned upside down when their younger brother becomes a viral sensation instead.

 

Cruel Summer – Freeform

A teen drama set over three summers in the 1990s explores a young girl’s disappearance and how it affects the rest of her small-town.

 

WandaVision – Disney+

The mini-series and sequel to Avengers: Endgame finds Wanda Maximoff and Vision living their ideal lives in the suburbs only to find that not everything is as it seems.

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TV characters that need to get back together

After you celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year, it might seem difficult to find something to look forward to. 

But a brand new year means that all of your favorite TV shows are back from the dreaded hiatus!

New shows, old shows, and hit shows will be making their way onto your screen to provide hours of entertainment!

Here’s when and where you can reconnect with your favorite TV characters:

 

FOX

SUNDAY, JAN. 2, 2022
8 pm NEXT LEVEL CHEF (series premiere)

MONDAY, JAN. 3
8 pm: 9-1-1: Lone Star (Season 3 premiere)
9 pm: THE CLEANING LADY (series premiere)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5
8 pm: I Can See Your Voice (Season 2 premiere)
9 pm: NEXT LEVEL CHEF (regular time slot premiere)

THURSDAY, JAN. 6
8 pm: JOE MILLIONAIRE: FOR RICHER OR POORER (2-hour series premiere)

SUNDAY, JAN. 9
8 pm (5 pm PT): Call Me Kat (Season 2 premiere)
8:30 pm (5:30 pm PT): PIVOTING (series premiere)

9 pm: Bob’s Burgers

THURSDAY, JAN. 13
8 pm: JOE MILLIONAIRE: FOR RICHER OR POORER
9 pm: Call Me Kat (regular time slot)
9:30 pm: PIVOTING (regular time slot premiere)

SUNDAY, JAN. 30
10 pm (7 pm PT): MONARCH (series premiere)

TUESDAY, FEB. 1
8 pm: The Resident
9 pm: MONARCH (regular time slot premiere)

 

 

ABC

TUESDAY, DEC. 7

 9:30-10 pm: ABBOTT ELEMENTARY

SUNDAY, JAN 2

10 pm: The Rookie

MONDAY, JAN. 3

8 pm: The Bachelor

TUESDAY, JAN. 4

9 pm: ABBOTT ELEMENTARY

9:30 pm: black-ish

10 pm: Queens

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5

8 pm: The Goldbergs

8:30 pm The Wonder Years

9 pm: The Conners

9:31 pm: Home Economics

10 pm: The Chase

THURSDAY, JAN. 6

8 pm: WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT

MONDAY, JAN. 24

1o pm: PROMISED LAND

WEDNESDAY, FEB 23

10 pm: A Million Little Things

THURSDAY, FEB. 24 

8 pm: Station 19

9 pm: Grey’s Anatomy

10 pm: Big Sky

 

THE CW

FRIDAY, JAN 7

9 pm: Nancy Drew

TUESDAY, JAN. 11

8 pm: Superman & Lois

9 pm: NAOMI

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12

8 pm: Legends of Tomorrow

9 pm: Batwoman

THURSDAY, JAN 13

8 pm: Walker

SUNDAY, JAN. 16

9 pm: Two Sentence Horror Stories

MONDAY, JAN. 17

9 pm: 4400

THURSDAY, JAN 27

8 pm: Legacies

MONDAY, FEB. 21

9 pm: All American: Homecoming

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

8 pm: Riverdale (new night)

WEDNESDAY, March 9

8 pm: The Flash (new night)

9 pm: Kung Fu

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

8 pm: Charmed

9 pm: Dynasty (new night)

 

NBC

MONDAY, Jan. 3
8 p.m.: Kenan
9 p.m.: That’s My Jam

10 p.m.: Ordinary Joe

TUESDAY, Jan. 4
8 p.m.: American Auto (time period premiere)
8:30 p.m.: Grand Crew (time period premiere)
9 p.m.: This Is Us

WEDNESDAY, Jan 5

8 pm: Chicago Med

9 pm: Chicago Fire

10pm: Chicago PD

MONDAY, Feb. 21
8 p.m.: American Song Contest
10 p.m.: The Endgame

THURSDAY, Feb. 24
8 p.m.: Law & Order

FRIDAY, Feb. 25
8 p.m.: The Blacklist (new time period)

FRIDAY, March 8
10 p.m.: The Thing About Pam

TUESDAY, March 15
8 p.m.: Young Rock
8:30 p.m.: Mr. Mayor

 

CBS

SUNDAY, Jan. 2

8 p.m.: The Equalizer
10 p.m.: SWAT (new time period)

MONDAY, Jan 3

8:30 p.m.: Bob Hearts Abishola

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5
8 p.m.: The Amazing Race
10 p.m.: Good Sam

THURSDAY, Jan 6

8:30 p.m.: United States of AI

9 p.m.: Ghosts

9:30 p.m.: B Positive

10 p.m.: Bull

FRIDAY, Jan. 7
8 p.m.: Undercover Boss

10 p.m.: Blue Bloods

MONDAY, Jan. 31
8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT: Grammy Awards

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2
8 p.m.: Celebrity Big Brother

WEDNESDAY, March 9
8 p.m.: Survivor

 


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