‘Mom’ is an American television sitcom that airs on the CBS and first premiered on September 23, 2013. It has been created by Chuck Lorre, famous for ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory‘, along with Eddie Gorodetsky, who has worked on shows like ‘Dharma & Greg’ and ‘Mike & Molly’.
The series stars the wildly popular duo of Anna Faris and Alison Janney as moms. While their responsibilities as mothers are similar, their fashion of dealing with things certainly isn’t. ‘Mom’ has won accolades for its charming duo of Faris and Janney and certainly rests squarely on their capable shoulders. While being a mom is a tough job in the first place, it is even harder if you are a mother suffering from issues of recovery. Balancing family life, when things in your own life are being thrown out of whack is no easy job, and that is what this show tries to tell us.
As the newly sober single mom tries to get her life together in Napa Valley, she has to deal with her own wayward mother. The show has received critical acclaim over the seasons, with Janney winning the Emmys twice for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. If the formal award is not enough to sway your opinion, then know this, critics too have praised the show, saying, “Anna Faris and Allison Janney share an undeniable comedic chemistry, and if the jokes are sometimes too crass, ‘Mom’ represents a sincere (and often witty) attempt to address addiction issues”. Read on to find out more about this show.
Mom Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Mom’ is of course centered around Christy and Bonnie, as the duo encapsulates what it means to be a mother, and the fact that no matter how hard one tries, it is inevitable that there are going to be screw-ups on part of the parents. Of course, for Christy and Bonnie, the number of said screw-ups are way too many. Let us take a look at the stars.
Anna Faris, famous for the ‘Scary Movie’ series, plays the role of Christy Jolene Plunkett. She is a single mother who has gone five years without a drink, being a recovering alcoholic. Unfortunately, she also happens to be addicted to gambling, which is not a good combination at all. She tries to mend the relationships with her son Roscoe, and daughter Violet while trying to set a good example for them. While Christy is trying to fix things with her children, she also has to try and mend things with her mother, who was largely absent when Christy was growing up, leading to estrangement. Christy was a former stripper, but eventually takes steps towards her goal of becoming a lawyer as she is accepted into law school.
Allison Janney, famous for films like ‘America Beauty‘ and ‘I, Tonya‘, appears as Christy’s mom, Bonnie Plunkett. She is a joyful but cynical recovering addict. She tries to win the trust and love of her daughter while moving in with their family after going broke. However, her backstory is a troubled one, and we see how she actually loves Christy, even though she partied and drank too much when Christy was growing up, to be around to display this affection.