Bless This Mess

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (4,798)

Bless This Mess is an American comedy series that aired on ABC from 2019 to 2020. The show has been created by Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, who are also the executive producers of the show. The show is set in rural Nebraska, and it follows the journey of a newlywed couple that decides to move from New York City to Nebraska to start a new life.

The show is a fish-out-of-water story that explores the difficulties of adapting to a new way of life in a small town. The couple, Rio and Mike, played by Lake Bell and Dax Shepard respectively, initially plan on living in a cabin that they inherited from Mike's great-aunt. However, they soon realize that the cabin is not as idyllic as it looks in pictures, and they have to put in a lot of work to make it livable. This is also the first of many challenges that they face while settling into their new life.

Their next challenge is to make a living in a town where job opportunities are far and few between. Rio and Mike are both unemployed when they arrive in Nebraska, and they struggle to find jobs that suit their skills. This leads to some hilarious situations as they try their hand at various odd jobs, including farm work, selling artisanal toilet paper, and starting a tomato farm.

The show also features a host of colorful characters, including the local mayor, Rudy (Ed Begley Jr.), who is convinced he can turn the town into a tourist destination with his grandiose ideas, and Constance (Pam Grier), the town's wise and no-nonsense bartender. We also meet Jacob (JT Neal), the teenage neighbor who becomes a vital part of Rio and Mike's lives, and his father Beau (David Koechner), who is struggling to run his farm after his wife's passing.

The show is a hilarious take on rural life that steers away from the usual stereotypes that we see in television shows. Bless This Mess is a show that is full of heart, and it focuses on the challenges that Rio and Mike face in their personal lives and their relationship. The show features a lot of physical comedy, which is executed flawlessly by Lake Bell and Dax Shepard, who have fantastic chemistry on screen.

Bless This Mess is a show that captures the essence of small-town life, and it does so in a way that is both authentic and amusing. The show cleverly balances humor and heart, and it is a show that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The characters are well-developed, and you soon get invested in their individual journeys as well as their relationships with each other.

Overall, Bless This Mess is a fantastic show that is perfect for those who enjoy comedies that are heartwarming and relatable. The series has a fresh and unique concept, and it is executed exceptionally well. The show features a talented cast, witty writing, and impeccable comedic timing. It's a shame that the show was canceled after only two seasons, as it deserved much more recognition and praise than it received. Nevertheless, Bless This Mess is a show that is definitely worth watching, and it will surely leave you with a smile on your face.

Bless This Mess is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 16, 2019.

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Tornado Season: Part Two
20. Tornado Season: Part Two
May 5, 2020
When a tornado touches down in Bucksnort, everyone's concerns about their current situations are heightened. Mike and Beau are still at odds about their egg businesses and who will earn Dolores' restaurant contract; and a mix-up with pregnancy tests leads Rio, Kay and Jacob's girlfriend, Janine, to each think they might be pregnant.
Tornado Season: Part One
19. Tornado Season: Part One
April 28, 2020
When a wealthy restaurateur named Dolores comes to Bucksnort with plans to open a new diner right outside of town, Mike jumps at the chance to earn her business as her egg supplier. After Mike seeks out help from Beau with his pitch to Dolores, Beau attempts to get the business for himself, having just found out they are in a financial pinch. While Dolores is in town, she finds romantic interest in Rudy, and he quickly finds himself having a sugar-mama/sugar-baby relationship with her.
The Table
18. The Table
April 14, 2020
Mike's family arrives for his birthday.
17. After-Prom
April 7, 2020
Kay asks Mike and Rio to help chaperone Jacob's after-prom event at the community center. After realizing how controlling Kay has been of Jacob's life, Rio tries to encourage her to relinquish control, especially when it comes to his "bad girl" girlfriend Janine. At the same time, Mike recognizes that Beau is upset about Jacob going to college, and he tries to get Beau drunk at the after-prom in order to get him to talk about his feelings.
16. Knuckles
March 24, 2020
While cleaning out the basement, Rio jokes about Mike's lack of follow-through when it comes to his hobbies and various projects. Hurt by this comment, Mike sets out to prove Rio wrong. Meanwhile, Constance struggles to end her romantic endeavors with Pastor Paul who has become quite clingy.
Pastor Paul
15. Pastor Paul
March 17, 2020
Pastor Paul arrives to town to start commotion.
Völsung and the Beef Boy
14. Völsung and the Beef Boy
February 25, 2020
When faced with choosing between meat judging (his dad Beau's preference) or playing music (his shared bond with Mike), Jacob realizes he must figure out what his passions are on his own. Meanwhile, Rio takes driving lessons from Kay, but their friendship hits a bump in the road when Kay learns that Rio has secretly been getting lessons from other townspeople.
Calm Down
13. Calm Down
February 18, 2020
Rio comes up with a plan when Sierra confesses something big on her wedding day, while Mike and Rudy devise a plan to make money from the New Yorkers who are coming in for the wedding.?Meanwhile, Beau and Kay fall back into their old arguments and soon find themselves at a crossroads.
Bunker Down
12. Bunker Down
February 11, 2020
Rio is excited to plan the perfect farm wedding for her best friend Sierra, but when she arrives in Bucksnort, she shows a different side which could affect their friendship forever. Meanwhile, Constance keeps her mind off of Ruby after their break, and Mike is determined to figure out a way to calm things between Constance and Rudy.
The Letter of the Law
11. The Letter of the Law
January 28, 2020
Rio is bummed she can't afford to go to Iceland for her best friend's wedding, so the nuptials are moved and brought to the farm. Meanwhile, Rio is forced to take on Deb's mail route after she quits, and Mike and Jacob help Rudy get over Constance.
Bad Seed
10. Bad Seed
January 21, 2020
Mike and Rio must decide on what seed they want to start growing on their farm, but Rio is distracted with her own project - getting Beau and Kay's relationship to set sail after Kay gives Beau an ultimatum that he deeply fears. Meanwhile, Jacob shadows Constance for a school project, making Rudy a nervous wreck while they discuss catching criminals.
Goose Glazing Time
9. Goose Glazing Time
December 10, 2019
Mike and Rio are thrilled about having their first Christmas alone together as a married couple, but a wrench is thrown into their romanticized holiday plans as they are interrupted by crisis after crisis. Meanwhile, Kay invites Beau home for Christmas so that they can give Jacob a proper holiday.
The Grisham Gals
8. The Grisham Gals
November 26, 2019
Rio tries to help Kay get over her jealousy of her sister Stacey who is in town visiting, but soon finds herself jealous of Kay's near-perfect sister when she learns that Mike and Stacey used to date. Meanwhile, Rudy and Constance want to take their releationship to the next Level.
Six Out of Six
7. Six Out of Six
November 19, 2019
Mike and Rio are at odds with each other when they consider having a kid of their own; and they soon get a taste of the parenting life when they are forced to take care of Portia's six piglets. Meanwhile, Kay and Beau may have found common ground during the annual Euchre tournament party
The Visit
6. The Visit
November 12, 2019
Donna springs a last-minute trip to Nebraska on Mike and Rio, which she claims is to relax, but Mike and Rio soon find out she has other plans in mind when she steps into competitive mode to get them to participate in the harvest. Meanwhile, Constance's son Brandon is driving her crazy working at the store, so she pawns him off on Rudy.
Scare Night
5. Scare Night
October 29, 2019
Mike and Rio first met on Halloween years ago, so now Mike loves to commemorate the holiday by scaring the wits out of Rio all night. Unbeknownst to Mike, Rio actually hates the scares but is afraid to tell Mike. When Rio turns the tables on Mike and tries to scare him into ending Scare Night, Mike gets bitten by a bat and the night escalates from there.
Bang for Your Buck
4. Bang for Your Buck
October 15, 2019
Mike decides to get back into journalism by reinvigorating the town newspaper, the Bucksnort Bugle, but ends up causing quite the stir when he discovers some town secrets and rivalries. Meanwhile, Rio's excitement to play the Maiden of Bucksnort in the Founders Day reenactment quickly fades when she is suddenly recast by a vindictive neighbor.
3. Omaha
October 8, 2019
The ladies head to Omaha for their annual gyno exams, but the trip quickly goes off the rails: Jealous of Beau's new dating profile on FarmersOnly, Kay is determined to find a guy to hook up with, with Rio as her wing woman. Back home, Mike, Rudy and Beau bond when an accident leaves them stranded in a tree.
Phase Two
2. Phase Two
October 1, 2019
Mike and Rio attempt to reignite their love life after getting pressure about it from Beau. Meanwhile, Constance and Rudy grapple with how to unveil their relationship to Constance's son Brandon when he returns to Bucksnort early from his military assignment.
1. 459
September 24, 2019
In the Season 2 premiere, Mike and Rio host the big event of college football season: the town's Huskers kickoff party. But no one in Bucksnort believes they can pull it off. They might be right when Rio loses Portia, the pig that's been selected for the lucky pig race. Beau and Kay frantically try to hide the fact that they've split up, with mixed results.
Where to Watch Bless This Mess
Bless This Mess is available for streaming on the ABC (US) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Bless This Mess on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and ABC.
  • Premiere Date
    April 16, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (4,798)