CBC’s freshman comedy Workin’ Moms is smart, funny, fresh, and in your face, in the best way possible. The series, created by Catherine Reitman features strong, powerful, and overly exhausted women balancing the hell out of careers and motherhood. What makes the series so special is its raw and unapologetically real outlook on these women. Yes, they are quite flawed, but they are also extremely badass. The show does a fantastic job of highlighting the small nuances of everyday life and turns them into these hilarious tiny moments on the series.
One character in particular stands out on the female dominated series: the sarcastic, exceedingly entertaining, Anne Carlson, fearlessly brought to life by the INSANELY talented Dani Kind. Anne’s witty remarks and deadpan delivery take every joke or humorous scene to the next level.
Here are the Top 5 reasons Anne is one of the best workin’ moms we know!
1. She Tells it Like it is
OK, so sometimes she doesn’t hold back with her words, but at least no one can say that Anne doesn’t speak her mind. Her brash and witty delivery makes every insult THAT much better. Whether she’s casually talking to her daughter’s painfully cool sitter or helping out a client in a therapy session, Anne never holds back. I think that’s what makes her so appealing to everyone who watches the show. She is 100 per cent herself and doesn’t really care if you don’t like it. Her scenes with the other girls in the Mommy and Me classes are the perfect look into who Anne really is. In those scenes, I almost feel like Anne is going to look into the camera in an Office-esque way almost to ask us, “Are you hearing these crazy bitches too?”
2. She’s Real
One of my favorite things about Anne is her realness. I know so many people that, when they become mothers, will 100 per cent be the Anne of their Mommy and Me classes. She says what all of us are thinking and she isn’t afraid to call the other girls out when they are being flat out terrible. She finds the funny in every moment, even the not so funny ones. It’s safe to say that Anne would be the perfect person to take as your plus-one to a party you do NOT want to go to. She’d people watch with you, make fun of the guests, and definitely help you raid the cash bar–after she has her baby, of course!
3. She Uses Her Own Problems To Help Others (Sort of)
When Frankie and Giselle were having marital problems Anne came to their rescue. OK, so maybe she made some of their therapy session about her but, in the end, it did help them in a way. She tends to pull from her own life a lot in her sessions and I think that’s what helps her get close to people and identify with them.
Though it won’t be explored this season, I’d love to see Anne’s backstory some more and maybe see what she was like in college or what her family is like. I can just picture her having a super relaxed and calm father and a mother that is a bit too eccentric. Basically, I just want an explanation as to how Anne got to be who she is today.
4. She is Totally Stylish
We all saw that super cute white pantsuit “I’m about to take over the world, you better look out!” outfit from “Tricky Nipple,” right? OK, good, because DAMN girl has got style! Sure, Kate is all business all of the time and Frankie has the chill vibe down pat, but Anne’s style might be the best out of all of them. She always looks the most put together out of all of the other moms. Also, can we take a minute to talk about her house? IT IS PERFECT! (It doesn’t compare to Alex Danvers’ kitchen on Supergirl, but it definitely comes close.)
5. Dani Kind’s Acting
DANI KIND, JUST WOW! I mean, come on! The girl can ACT! First of all, it blows my mind that more people aren’t raving about this hilarious and perfect little show. The second thing I don’t understand is why aren’t we throwing awards and praise at Kind for her INSANE performance? Like, are we all watching the same show? Are we all witnessing the same stellar performance? Did we all see the same scene where she basically barked at Jenny over a plate of wings? Kind has been crushing it this season and, with how things have been going, it’s clear to see Workin’ Moms, as well as Kind, are just getting started. I, for one, cannot wait to see what is in store if they get a Season 2. (Canadian TV Gods, please listen to me when I say, WE NEED A SECOND SEASON!)
Are you loving Workin’ Moms? Do you think Anne is one of the funniest characters on TV right now? Let us know in the comments!
Workin’ Moms airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBC. For more on Dani Kind check out our interview with her from earlier this season.
Victoria loves all things TV! Whether it's binging Grey's Anatomy (for the 4th time) or talking Orphan Black plot lines with her Professors, she's fully in love with the medium. Victoria loves television so much that she is studying it at Monmouth University. If you love hearing long rants about why Luke and Lorelai are meant for each other you should follow Victoria on twitter @VictoriaNelli.