Mum’s the word!

Sakal Times
Monday, 13 May 2019

Ahead of Mother's Day, we look at some of the most inspiring, caring, and badass moms on television

With the most special day for all mothers just around the corner, here’s a list of our favourite reel moms that we love. If you haven’t got that restaurant reservation, or that expensive gift you ordered online. Just grab some grub and watch these shows full of drama, humor and love with your mom.

Midge Maisel from ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’
Midge Maisel is a Jewish housewife with a charismatic personality. When her husband leaves her, she goes on to pursue a successful career in stand up comedy. Shuffling between building her empire and being a mother, she learns to manage both. In a time when everybody expected Midge to be a stay-at-home mum looking after her kids, she went ahead and made a name for herself in the male-dominated comedy industry. Watch season 1 and 2 of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Amazon Prime. 

Christy from ‘Mom’ 
Mom follows the story of Christy, a newly sober single mom who decides to start a new life after struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse. With her dysfunctional family comprising of a recovering alcoholic mother, a teenage daughter born when she was 17, and now and a young son, Christy tries her best to stay on the right path to meet her goals as a parent. Catch Mom on Amazon Prime.

Rebecca Pearson from ‘This Is Us’ 
Rebecca from This is Us raises three children, each with their own set of problems. She constantly works towards keeping her family together and spends a lot of her time worrying about her children. With the untimely death of her husband, she proves to be the strong mother who should not be underestimated. Watch season 1 and 2 of This Is Us on Amazon Prime. 

Beverly Hofstadter from ‘The Big Bang Theory’
The extremely bright and intelligent mother of Leonard Hofstadter. She is a neuroscientist, an award-winning psychiatrist, and an author. She is firm and rather distant, but she always wants the best for Leonard even if she doesn’t express it as clearly. She knew how to push her son out of his comfort zone and make him strive to achieve greater heights. The not-so-maternal mother-son relationship and her frequent critiques made Leonard work harder to meet her expectations, which in turn make him a brilliant experimental physicist.Watch The Big Bang Theory, now in its 12th and final season, on Hotstar. 

Marge Simpson from ‘The Simpsons’
Marge, voiced by Julie Kavner, is a woman of morals, which makes her a strict mother. She is the force which drives her family. She disciplines her kids with unique measures. When Bart’s attention-seeking behaviour goes out of control, she makes him do community service. But she’s also a very loving mother to her daughters and shares a beautiful bond with Lisa and Maggie, who often take her side in any matter of family conflict. Though she bursts with anger a lot, she’s just a mother protective of her children. Watch The Simpsons on Star World.

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