A family sitcom about raising kids while trying to be an adult human likely causes one of two responses in any normal parent: indifference or outright malice. In the rare moments of parental downtime, watching shows or movies about parenting and children can be triggering to the point of insanity. Why would we parents want to watch schmaltzy media which reflects our own tortured existence right back at us? Well, the answer is that sometimes a show or a film can sublimate the experience of being a parent in a way that isn’t awful and is actually kind of uplifting. This is the rare feat accomplished by the new ABC sitcom Single Parents.
Though parents who are single might relate more keenly to Single Parents than ones who have partners, that doesn’t mean the struggle of parenting doesn’t work. In fact, because each of the parents on the show is isolated from a spouse, it helps us…
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