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American Housewife 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2016– )
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A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.


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Series cast summary:
Katy Mixon ...  Katie Otto 60 episodes, 2016-2019
Diedrich Bader ...  Greg Otto 60 episodes, 2016-2019
Daniel DiMaggio ...  Oliver Otto 60 episodes, 2016-2019
Julia Butters ...  Anna-Kat Otto 60 episodes, 2016-2019
Ali Wong ...  Doris 60 episodes, 2016-2019
Carly Hughes ...  Angela 60 episodes, 2016-2019
Meg Donnelly ...  Taylor Otto 59 episodes, 2016-2019


A family comedy narrated by Katie, a strong-willed mother, raising her flawed family in a wealthy town filled with perfect wives and their perfect offspring.

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Anything but cookie-cutter.





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Release Date:

11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Despite them playing husband and wife on the show, Diedrich Bader (Greg Otto) is actually 15 years older than Katy Mixon (Katie Otto). See more »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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I did not care for the show and it's negative view of women.
13 October 2016 | by robintfmSee all my reviews

The American Housewife show.

I have several issues with this show. The protagonist Katy Mixon playing the Mom. She dislikes her surroundings, the people around her and their values. She calls herself fat and she is average weight. She attacked her children her daughter by her food and her son by his values. She was only kindly towards her youngest child. Another issue was if this was a comedy I did not laugh.

Mixon I actually liked in Mike and Molly. If you were trying to explore weight issues it was a miss. Instead it was self- deprecating. The actress in Mike and Molly Melissa McCarthy was actually overweight. She was self-improving motivated and working proactively to improve her life. She was a positive character. She went to meetings and learned how to cope with stress and found someone to love. Her sister Mixion was dealing with her issues like the mother in that show chose to treat their pain with substance abuse, not food.

The children reminded me of Family Ties. The daughter liked by her peers a stock American daughter. The son was a dead ringer for Alex P. Keaton. He was an entrepreneur with a solid gold heart and no personal empathy but dollar signs. The difference was the youngest child was an odd child, dealing with overwhelming OCD issues, not the stock little girl.

Let's talk about the where, they are living in a neighborhood that is not compatible with their core values. This is America if you do not like where you live move. Now the socioeconomic struggle and difference was perfectly shown in Gilmore Girls. A girl from that neighborhood moved away because she did not accept their core values. She had to deal with the values when she needed money for her child to attend private school. If the mom does not need to interact with the other people in her neighborhood. She had friends, so why was she comparing herself despairingly? The skinny women were not competition at work, her husband's work, social clubs, church or family. So why?

The only positive thing I saw was a husband that sexually desired his wife. So that in itself is the only positive value is given by a man.

Now I liked the individual actors. I just did not like the premise of the show or the negative display of women.

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