Binge-Worthy Shows for Moms – Catch a Mental Break or Grab Some Laughs With This List of TV Shows

Motherhood is tough. That’s why sometimes we moms need an outlet for an escape from reality, laughs or reminders of some of the important relationships in our lives. Wondering how that’s achieved? Binge-worthy television shows, of course! Below are shows that will help you get all that and more!

For an Escape from Reality

Television shows filled with drama and suspense are a great momentary mental break from the trials and tribulations of reality. They allow us to focus, sometimes intensely, on something other than constantly changing our baby’s diapers, helping teens prepare for tests and life after high school, or the never-ending errands motherhood entails. 

These dramas are all great ones for moms to “get lost in” – if only for a moment!

  • Madam Secretary – Even if you don’t care about politics, this TV show is great for twists and turns and really just female empowerment.
  • Good Girls – Every mom needs to watch this show; in particular, the episode that clarifies once and for all that moms count age by months until two-years-old.
  • Virgin River – This show is full of drama, suspense, romance and laughs, seriously, it has it all.
  • Suits – One of the best things about this show is it combines drama and sharp wit in such a sophisticated and fun manner. 
  • Gilmore Girls – You do not need to be a single mother to appreciate this drama about all the intricacies of a mother-daughter relationship. 
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – From stay-at-home-mom to a comedian, “Midge” Maisel reminds moms throughout each episode that they aren’t alone in the trials that are motherhood and just being a woman! 

For Much-Needed Comedic Relief

Laughter really is the best medicine. It helps us decompress and destress. That is why, even if you are a drama-loving momma, binge-watching a comedy every now and then is simply a must. 

All of these comedies are sure to make you laugh – from a chuckle to possibly literally rolling on the floor laughing!

  • Schitt’s Creek – There is seriously no other show as funny as this one; it’s simply comedy at its very best. 
  • Scrubs – This comedy is full of laughs and heart, plus, shockingly, it’s actually the most medically accurate show according to doctors (sorry Grey’s Anatomy fans).
  • Fuller House – Capture all the nostalgia “feels” by watching this show, which is a spin-off of the 90s comedy, Full House. 

For Relatable Tales of Friendship

As moms, friendship and sisterhood (even if not blood-related sisters) is so important. These are the women we vent to, cry with and cheer alongside. They are often our rocks in all the hard times. So, naturally, in a list of TV shows for moms, it’s important to include ones that are rooted in strong female friendships. 

All three of these shows truly showcase what it means to be a friend!

  • Firefly Lane – Based on Kristin Hannah’s book, Firefly Lane, this series shows all the ups-and-downs of friendship among two women. 
  • Friends – This show never gets old, so no matter how many times you’ve seen it, it is always binge-worthy and a great reminder of the importance of friendship.
  • Sex & the City – This show, and later movies and a rebooted TV series, unprecedentedly showcases friendships among women from the 20s all the way into their 50s.

So, grab your drink of choice and remote, and binge-watch these awesome shows!


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