Despite the farewell, Workin’ Moms does not lose charm and humor, even with the obvious trundling over the storytelling finish line.
We review Netflix’s Workin’ Moms Season 7, which does not contain significant spoilers or plot points.
Contrary to belief, Netflix has many little hidden gems. Workin’ Moms is one of them. A witty comedy that enhances modern-day parenting and the corporate workplace, following the lives of a group of mothers and their budding partners.
The main surprise is that Workin’ Moms has lasted seven seasons. Even the creator, Catherine Reitman, was surprised by the overwhelming success and admitted to Variety that she didn’t expect it to go beyond a season.
Workin’ Moms Season 7 Review and Plot Summary
Season 7 is a direct continuation, though expect some episodes to add contextual (and often on-the-nose) flashbacks.
First order of business: did Anne Carlson (Dani Kind) survive the hit-and-run from a disgruntled ex-client? This question is answered almost immediately, bringing a tone of humor from the offset as her husband, Lionel (Ryan Belleville), and her friend, Kate (Reitman), navigate a new social landscape after the attempt on Anne’s life.
Workin’ Moms shows off why this story has worked for so long in Season 7, yet it’s abundantly evident that it’s time to leave. While fans will be understandably saddened at the closure, at least it was not abruptly canceled.
The TV Show has given a loving farewell. In the age of cancelations, seven seasons is an incredible feat (many Netflix series do not make it past two).
Season 7 moves back into the usual routine of following the painstaking process of motherhood, careers, and everything else involved. Kate is a well-established careerist at this point, with her success well-documented.
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However, Season 7 enjoys throwing a final obstacle at her as she balances her married family life and a new, prosperous client. Kate will be missed, but her calamities are frustrating at times.
Anne, arguably the co-protagonist in this production, continues to struggle to have a handle on her life and daughter. The controlling character faces a new lease on life after her life-threatening incident.
The notion of letting go becomes her kryptonite as she has to endure more battles with her rebellious daughter while holding judgment on her friend’s life choices. It’s hard being Anne.
The rest of the characters hang on the periphery, giving snippets of their lives to ensure there’s at least a conclusion. The writers wanted more focus on the best-friends-for-life Anne and Kate.
Criticism is where criticism is due. Season 7 of Workin’ Moms did feel like it was laboring over the finish line with 13 episodes. What more can the series do? It attempted to tackle every trope that a modern working mother has to overcome and then some. Season 7 is a goodbye tour, and it shows.
Is Workin’ Moms Season 7 worth watching?
For fans, the seventh season of Workin’ Moms is worth watching despite the obvious observation that this could all have been wrapped up in six.
The charm, humor, and themes remain strong, ensuring that the series stays a hidden gem.
Is Workin’ Moms Season 7 good?
Workin’ Moms ends on a high, and while its farewell tour isn’t the strongest installment, it certainly gave the fans the deserving story for their loyalty.
2 thoughts on “Workin’ Moms Season 7 Review – does the popular Netflix series end on a high?”
I was a huge fan during seasons 1-5. Season 6 left me with a bit of mixed feelings. Season 7, well, disappointed. I felt it lost so much of the genuine humor I enjoyed so much in the.beginning, and replaced it was so much raunch that wasn’t even funny in my opinion. I felt it ended on a very weak note sadly.
I enjoyed some of Season 7 but I don’t think the storylines were strong enough. There were some hilarious moments-Kate with the zombie head and Val with her breast milk but many of the stories just went nowhere. What was the point of Kate and Ram? It led nowhere. Why didn’t they have a moment and then realise they couldn’t go there! What about Kate’s children? They were barely there and not mentioned. Some issues with Nathan junior which were good but nothing with the other two. In the same way, Anne did not bother with her younger child-it was all about Alice. Sloane’s story was brilliant and definitely the most developed. Without the baby group there wasn’t much togetherness. Frankie was a huge miss!