Call Your Mother

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  • TV-PG
  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 5.2  (1,407)

Call Your Mother is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC in 2021. The series stars renowned actress Kyra Sedgwick in the lead role of Jean Raines, a single mother who is struggling to come to terms with her life after her children have moved out of the house to pursue their own dreams.

The show follows the story of Jean Raines who lives in Iowa and decides to move to Los Angeles in order to stay close to her children. She is more specifically concerned about her son's well-being after not hearing from him in days. She rents an Airbnb and decides to go on a mission to her son's house to check in on him, while also reconnecting with her daughter, Celia.

Jean Raines is the quintessential overbearing mother who loves her children so much that sometimes it gets in the way. Her children are Jackie, who is played by Rachel Sennott, a PhD student in Philosophy, and Freddie, who is portrayed by Joey Bragg, an aspiring actor trying to make it big in Hollywood.

Jackie and Freddie have left the nest to start their new lives, but this causes Jean to feel isolated and disconnected from her family. To make matters worse, Freddie doesn't respond to any of her messages, which leaves her feeling worried and distressed.

Despite her overbearing ways, Jean is the glue that holds her family together. Her children rely on her for advice, guidance, and emotional support. She is always there for them, even if it means flying out to Los Angeles unannounced.

The show is a comedy that depicts the joys, sorrows, and complexities of family life. It takes a lighthearted approach to exploring themes such as parental love, empty nests, and navigating relationships in the modern era.

Call Your Mother has received positive reviews for its witty writing, relatable characters, and strong performances. Its humor is fresh and original, and it offers a refreshing perspective on the family genre.

Kyra Sedgwick's performance as Jean Raines is lauded by critics, who have praised her for bringing both heart and humor to the role. Her natural comedic timing and emotional depth make her character real and believable. Joey Bragg and Rachel Sennott also deliver strong performances as Jean's children, showcasing their individual struggles and strengths.

The show's writing is also consistently strong, with its sharp dialogue and comedic timing. It manages to balance humor and heart without ever feeling sentimental.

Overall, Call Your Mother is a charming and relatable sitcom that will make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings. It offers a fresh perspective on the family genre and is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates witty writing, strong performances, and heartwarming humor.

Call Your Mother is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on January 13, 2021.

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Jean There Done That
13. Jean There Done That
May 19, 2021
Jean and Danny embark on a trip to Iowa together with hopes of taking their relationship to the next level, but ghosts from Jean's past life make it difficult for them to move forward. After becoming addicted to true-crime television, Jackie, Freddie and Lane realize they don't know much about Danny and fear that he could be a murderer.
The Raines Games
12. The Raines Games
May 12, 2021
Jean fears her family is drifting apart so she brings everyone together for a game night that doesn't go as planned.
Save The Date
11. Save The Date
April 21, 2021
After Danny's divorce is finalized, he asks Jean to go out on an official first date with him, but things go awry on the date once Jean realizes it's the same day as another special day in her life. Meanwhile, Freddie and Jackie fight over who should get to keep Jean's old engagement ring.
The Prime Of Miss Jean Raines
10. The Prime Of Miss Jean Raines
April 14, 2021
Before Sharon leaves town, she and Jean decide to plan a trip to Vegas. Meanwhile, Celia and Freddie have a serious conversation about whether or not they want kids.
One Bad Mother
9. One Bad Mother
March 31, 2021
When Lane's judgmental mom, Barbara, comes to town, Lane tries to temporarily rid his apartment and life of anything that she may disapprove of, including Jean and Jackie. Meanwhile, Freddie attempts to hide his professional success to make Jackie feel better about her current difficulties, and Sharon inappropriately gets cozy with Danny while sleepwalking.
California Jeanin'
8. California Jeanin'
March 24, 2021
As Jean's birthday approaches, Jackie and Freddie compete over who is getting her the best gift; and Jean's best friend, Sharon, surprises her in Los Angeles but their time spent celebrating quickly takes a turn.
7. Feelings
March 3, 2021
Jean and Danny's relationship grows complicated emotionally and physically as they try to resist their feelings for one another until his divorce is final. As Celia is moving into Freddie's apartment, Freddie is disappointed to learn that Celia plans to keep her place as a backup plan, causing some hard conversations between the two.
Sunday Dinner
6. Sunday Dinner
February 24, 2021
Jean brings the family together for Sunday dinner and invites Jackie's older boyfriend. Meanwhile, Celia tries to prove to Freddie that Jean isn't her biggest fan.
Dating Jean
5. Dating Jean
February 10, 2021
Jackie decides she needs to be Jean's relationship guru and helps her land a date with a guy from the farmers market. Meanwhile, Freddie worries that he's not interesting enough for Celia when he learns about her dating history and decides to make a change.
New Car, New Job, New Jean
4. New Car, New Job, New Jean
February 3, 2021
Jean realizes balancing a new job while trying to spend time with Jackie and Freddie might not be the best way manage her time, meanwhile Danny helps her to realize she needs to establish an adult relationship with them and set boundaries.
3. Quaran-Jean
January 27, 2021
Jean plans a girls' night for just her and Jackie, but it doesn't go as smoothly as planned; Celia grows frustrated with Freddie always counting on his mother to take care of him.
Distressed Jean
2. Distressed Jean
January 20, 2021
Jean attempts to hang out with her kids but quickly realizes they have jobs and lives of their own; Jean finds herself lost in Los Angeles and discovers a new friend along the way.
1. Pilot
January 13, 2021
Jean, an empty-nester mom, wonders how she ended up alone while her children live their best lives thousands of miles away; she decides to reinsert herself into their lives.
Where to Watch Call Your Mother
Call Your Mother is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Call Your Mother on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 13, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (1,407)