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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 5, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Single mother Bridgette (Frankie Shaw) deals with a narcissistic boss (Connie Britton), while her mother (Rosie O'Donnell) deals with issues her own half sister Jackie (Sherie Rene Scott), best friend Eliza (Raven Goodwin) has her own family issues, and her ex Rafi (Miguel Gomez) gets moreSingle mother Bridgette (Frankie Shaw) deals with a narcissistic boss (Connie Britton), while her mother (Rosie O'Donnell) deals with issues her own half sister Jackie (Sherie Rene Scott), best friend Eliza (Raven Goodwin) has her own family issues, and her ex Rafi (Miguel Gomez) gets more serious with his girlfriend Nelson Rose (Samara Weaving) in the second season of the comedy from Shaw. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jan 16, 2019
    80
    [The second season] is a great improvement, with some of the warmth and cohesion that were missing [from season one]. Shaw and her team seem to be more aware of the themes in play, more deliberate in building the episodes toward emotional peaks instead of letting them float in place as raw, envelope-pushing non sequiturs.
  2. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Jan 22, 2019
    80
    SMILF remains deliciously thorny and droll in season two, even as its impending death knell resounds louder and louder with every disturbing behind-the-scenes revelation.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Jan 18, 2019
    70
    Season two has moments that are moving, raw, and imaginatively conceived. But sometimes, Shaw tries too aggressively to be edgy or darkly clever. The Weinstein evocations are one example of that.
  4. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Jan 17, 2019
    67
    Shaw struggles to show real-world progress, even if the battlefront is vivid and rich in her imagination. Together, it creates a fitfully effective season; one that intrigues slightly more often than it tires, but there’s still too much of the latter.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 22, 2019
    67
    Judging from the first five episodes the cable network provided, the sophomore season looks to be an upgrade from the first, but Shaw proves to be the least interesting person here. That’s not the slam it sounds like. The Brookline native gives her cast juicy material, and they steal the show from her.
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