Workin’ Moms season 5 review – new problems, new challenges

June 15, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
3.5

Summary

It is pretty much the same again for Workin’ Moms — the fifth season offers nothing outlandish or anything extraordinary, but it will keep loyal audiences hooked.

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3.5

Summary

It is pretty much the same again for Workin’ Moms — the fifth season offers nothing outlandish or anything extraordinary, but it will keep loyal audiences hooked.

This review of Netflix’s Workin’ Moms season 5 contains no spoilers. 

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While we have probably moved past the point of explaining why Workin’ Moms is effective and culturally relevant, it still serves the representation that society has moved on from traditional parentage and that gender roles have evolved; it’s not an assumed case where the father goes to work, and the mother stays at home, tending to the needs of the family; a family can have whatever formation it pleases. While we have a long way to go regarding policies and stigmatisms attached to mothers, season 5 hams home the desired truth; mothers can have a life outside of parenting.

And the series should be applauded for staying true to the message; the fathers of the series remain outsiders, while the perspective of the mothers is integral to the plot. We need more series like this that gives a fresh taste of realism, representing the hardships and constant juggling of adulthood. We need more series that concludes the modern-day family.

Season 5 picks up from where season 4 drops the audience off; Anne has moved home to a less desirable place, Jenny is still playing foolish games, Frankie is still battling with the life of childcare, and Kate is still trying to champion boss woman to the best that she can. While season 5 feels like there is less drama in the friendship group, it’s more the external forces that make up the plot and veer our leading women off course.

As we’ve come to embrace, Workin’ Moms season 5 deals with career issues and the tie-ins to everyday relationships. The Netflix series continues to marvel in the comedy, as our characters attempt to bamboozle through life and lean on their support group when things get tough. The story has advanced a little, portraying sisterhood while things get more serious and what that means for a group of friends.

But it is pretty much the same again for Workin’ Moms — the fifth season offers nothing outlandish or anything extraordinary, but it will keep loyal audiences hooked.

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