In Significant Mother budding Portland restaurateur Nate's world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy, is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia. To make matters worse, Nate's previously disinterested dad, Harrison is now determined to win Lydia back and isn't afraid to use Nate to get what he wants. Stuck between his family feud and his best friend's first serious relationship, Nate's "new normal" forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life.
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Significant Mother isn't trying to be sophisticated, cutting-edge comedy. With its nonstop wisecracks about hooking up, body parts, and pop culture references (a raunchy "Downton Abbey" joke, for example), Significant Mother feels like a Millennial version of "Three's Company."The Oregonian Full Review
While the show does possess some energy thanks to the cast, there’s such a numbing sameness to the gags.Variety Full Review
A comedy so slight, you might not even notice it is there.The A.V. Club Full Review
Significant Mother benefits from amusing bits of dialogue here and there, but it’s largely predictable and fails to bring anything new to the sex comedy subgenre.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
There’s little here that inspires much beyond irritated indifference.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
A new comedy on CW that tried for the cutting edge but ended up dull and dimwitted.The New York Times Full Review