It was one of the best new comedies of 2018-2019 if you haven’t seen Single Parents, why not?
Single Parents is mainly “Friends” with kids that’s just funny, brilliant and has a lot of heart. The premise is about how a group of single parents, who sees a newly single parent named Will and how he’s so invested in being a part of his daughter’s life during the first day of school. They soon decide to help him.
Like Will (played by Taran Killman), there are other single parents like Angie (played by Leighton Meester) a single mother with a needy kid, Douglas (played by Brad Garrett) an older single father with identical twin girls who put himself first and them to work, Poppy (Kimmie Lewis) a single mother with a son and Miggy (Jake Choi) a young father with a baby. Each character shows their struggles and strengths in their parenting.
While the jokes seem a bit juvenile at times, it fits the characters in the embarrassing parent jokes. Both Killman and Meester work so well together with their chemistry. It’s Brad Garrett that really shines in this series as it shines in this series; which is something that I’ve had a hard time since the end of Raymond. And not to mention, the kids on the show are a total delight to watch; especially the twins as they could be like the Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen meets the twins from The Shinning.
I was never really into the series from the start, the promos and trailers didn’t really sell it to me. But during the middle of the first season, I jump in and watch the first couple of episodes; and even though the pilot was a bit weak, it got better and better with it’s writing and character development. Overall, I give the first season an 8/10.
Have you seen Single Parents? What did you think of the first season? Will you be tuning in for Season Two? Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts on the series.
You can catch the first season of Single Parents on the ABC App or Hulu, iTunes and Google Play. The second season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.