Single Parents’ Frenetic Dialogue, Inclusivity, Comedy and its Debunk of Toxic Masculinity are a Joy to Watch

Elizabeth Meriwether’s “Single Parents” transports you into a world of cute kids, the hardship of being a single parent and the ridiculousness that only a comedy can guarantee.

And I’ve had a blast immersing myself in this world for the past year. I had lots of reasons to be interested in the show, from Taram Killam to Elizabeth Meriwether (who also created New Girl), to J.J. Philbin and the cast’s diversity, both racially and in terms of age.

Single Parents focuses on a group of, well… single parents who become each other support system, helping out when possible and being there to make parenting easier.

Brad Garrett, Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Kimrie Lewis, and Jake Choi in Single Parents (2018)

Starring Leighton Meester, Taran Killam, Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi, and Brad Garrett and a punch of amazing kids, we follow these people through their ups and downs while they try to figure out how to be a mother or a father and be their own person.

Brad Garrett and Kimrie Lewis in Single Parents (2018)

I love that Miggy, Douglas and Will are completely different people whose age spans from 20 to 60 and it debunks what it means to be a man and to be the primary carer in 2019. Douglas learns to open up and be more like Will and vice-versa.

Brad Garrett, Kimrie Lewis, Ella Allan, Mia Allan, and Devin Trey Campbell in Single Parents (2018)

While the kids might talk like a pretentious college kid who has just learnt about poetry and immediately wants to tell you all about it, it’s still fun to watch.

It’s ridiculous, over the top and mostly insane and yet, I found myself pretty excited about having it back on my screen for its second season.

Of course, I’m here for the will-they-won’t-they between Will and Angie, but that’s just a small part. I’m here for the absurdity of it all and to shut down my brain for 21 minutes and get into the insane life of these characters.

Any thoughts on the show? Will you be checking it out? Let me know!

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