TV REVIEW: Workin’ Moms – Season 3

Season three of Workin’ Moms kicks off shortly after the birth of Kate (Katherine Reitman’s) new baby. Her life is in flux as she faces single motherhood, attempting to co-parent with someone she just can’t quite forgive, running her own business and reentering the dating world.

Meanwhile Frankie (Juno Rinaldi) finally comes out of the fog of post-natal depression and has the opportunity to help a friend become a mother and possibly find love herself at the same time. Anne (Dani Kind) comes to the realisation that she has no idea what her teenage daughter is up to… while making some questionable work decisions. And Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim) continues to obsess about power at the expense of her young daughter.

Honestly I thought this season took a turn for the worse. There were quite a few themes I was uncomfortable with. Kate’s sexual relationship with a much younger co-worker and fetishising breastfeeding was just weird and creepy and Jenny is quite potentially a sociopath.

I wasn’t sure about the moral ambiguity of Kate doing the PR for a Men’s Rights Group or that doing one women’s shelter pro-bono fundraiser absolved her from defending a bunch of rancid misogynistic dinosaurs. I guess it just confirmed that me never using my degree in PR was the right choice.

What I did like was seeing Val find some happiness and watching the process that Kate and Nathan (Philip Sternberg) go through to try and heal as people and as a couple after his infidelity.

It was watchable as background noise but this season was missing a lot of the heart that the previous two. Definitely the weakest of the three.

2/5

2 Comments

  1. I’m surprised it got a 2! Definitely not one for me, Abbi. šŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. The first two seasons were decent but this one was very disappointing.

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