Katie Otto, our American Housewife, constantly calls herself fat and is against the super skinny, kale smoothie drinking, yoga doing, picture perfect lifestyle her fellow moms practice. Although she is no where near fat in our eyes, the show HEAVILY (fat pun) WEIGHS (did it again) on the topic of how much women should weigh and what is acceptable in society. American Housewife uses humor, sarcasm and witty banter to prove that you can be beautiful at any age, any size as long as you are happy with who you are.
This is our favorite new comedy to come out of 2017. It is a scripted show on ABC, so it is NOT reality TV and it is NOT related to the Real Housewives franchise. In fact it could not be more opposite. This Housewife is hilarious, sarcastic (understatement), selfish, not skinny and gives zero f’s about anyone’s opinion of her. She is the most lovable “real” housewife since Erika Jayne graced us with her presence of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. #RHOBH
Hulu is going to be your catalyst for this funny new show for the time being. We are assuming that Netflix will eventually upload it since most of ABC networks shows are usually added to Netflix once they have been out long enough.
The whole focus of the show is that the Otto family are poor, renting a house in Connecticut because of the great schools there. They have 3 children, with the oldest being a teenager. The show is so funny because of the Mom and how she teachers her kids and raises her family. She has her own unique style and way of doing things that are just so different and hilarious.
Katie Otto is that character who can only be described as one of our favorite quotes, ” too real to be real”. She just does what she wants and does not look back or second guess her choices. She is a strong, smart independent mother who really does love her family more than anything. This housewife can relate to all mothers and will find more favor with those who love honesty, sarcasm and eat more than a few kale chips for lunch.
There is only 1 season of American Housewife but it was renewed for a second season. The series featured 20 episodes, with each episode about 22 minutes long. It is very short and very funny. This show is binge-able in a day or two tops.
The only setback was that it is very sitcomy. Meaning it is short little plots, all unrelated with very low drama. It was an excellent break from intense shows like Handmaid’s Tale. The problem was that we found that we spent a majority of time checking Facebook and Snapchat, rather than paying attention sometimes.
The show is better watched a few episodes at a time so that you don’t get too comfortable with the sitcom set up. It is a fresh show with great potential. It honestly wasn’t the best comedy ever, but it is far from the worst. Equivalent to Odd Mom meets Modern Family would be a great way to describe this show.
4/5 stars for this show and a 9/10 rating for binge worthy success
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