The Best Shows On Netflix For Your Mom
Everyone has their one favorite Netflix show, but if there’s one show that’s perfect for your mom, it has got to be Queer Eye, which sees the infamous fab five change the lives of everyday Americans. Another failsafe show for most moms is, of course, Gilmore Girls, a feel-good drama about a single mom raising one very smart and witty teenager. And don’t get us started on Modern Family, a family crowd-pleaser focusing on modern American family dynamics in a totally hilarious yet relatable way.
But if you and your mom have already seen all of these series (twice) and are impatiently waiting for another season (if there’s even another season on the way), you’re probably wondering what show to recommend next. Lucky for you, we’ve made it easy and rounded up the very best shows on Netflix for your mom to suit all tastes. Grab the popcorn!
Workin’ Moms is the perfect comedy for moms young and old. Following the chaotic, imperfect, realistic lives of PR maven Kate, psychiatrist Anne, IT consultant Jenny, and real estate agent Frankie, the show tackles real issues that all moms (and even dads) will be able to relate to. As Catherine Reitman, the creator, executive producer, writer, and lead actor who plays Kate told CBC News (via Bustle), “We cover a pretty large amount of topics but the show really doesn’t just cover what it is to be a new mother. The show covers what it is to be human.”
The Crown is a Netflix classic and we’re willing to bet that no one is going to love it more than your mom. Following Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from the young age of 27 when she was coronated and the events that have shaped Britain and the world since.
The best part? It also explores the royal family’s dynamics, relationships, and even romance. Actress Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in her younger years (and the first couple of seasons) before Olivia Colman takes over to cover the later years. Unsurprisingly, you (and your mom) can expect stunning performance from both of them.
When They See Us
When They See Us is based on the true story of the Central Park Five — teenagers Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who were wrongly accused of assaulting and murdering a female jogger in Central Park in 1989 because of their race. The four-part miniseries is hard to watch, but powerful — and many believe it’s essential viewing for every American.
As director Ava Duvernay told CBS News (via Good Housekeeping), “My goal was to humanize boys, and now men, who are widely regarded as criminals. And in doing that, to invite the audience to re-interrogate everyone that they define as a criminal. …I’m asking the question to everyone, ‘What do you see when you see black boys?'” This is some heavy content, be sure to have some tissues at the ready.
Dead to Me
Dead to Me is slightly unrealistic but totally addictive, which is exactly why your mom will love it. Described “highly watchable” by Vulture and a “standout series” as well as “everything good television should be” by Forbes, actress Christina Applegate is fabulous as Jen, a widowed mother on the hunt for the hit-and-run driver who killed her husband.
The same can be said for Linda Cardellini who plays Judy, a woman who befriends Jen, and becomes her new BFF after they meet at a grief support meeting. The series, which has recently been renewed for another season, touches on grief, friendship, motherhood, and so much more (via Digital Spy).