I love comedy. For many reasons, sitcoms are my favorite type of TV shows. From Friends to Schitt’s Creek or all the Mike Schur shows, I watch a lot of them. And I’m always looking for a new good sitcom to add to my list.
This is why, when I first heard about Single Parents last fall, this new sitcom about a group of single parents and their children, I didn’t hesitate to give it a try. And I didn’t regret it—it soon became one of my personal favorite.
With only one season out so far, it’s not too late to start watching it too! It’s quick to binge-watch and if you’re like me and you love sitcoms, you won’t be disappointed. Here are 5 reasons why you should give it a try.
#1 Elizabeth Meriwether co-created it
If you’re a fan of New Girl, this name probably rings a bell to you. Indeed, Elizabeth Meriwether, who co-created Single Parents with J. J. Philbin, is also the creator of New Girl.
The two shows are different but still have a few similarities. Indeed, both shows are set around a new person (Jessica Day in New Girl, Will Cooper in Single Parents) joining a group of friends. Hilarity and heartwarming moments ensue.
Plus, if you need more reasons to watch Single Parents, old fans of New Girl will be happy to know that Hannah Simone, who played Cece, appears in a few episodes of season 1. And who knows, some other old faces could always make guest appearances in future episodes of the show too!
#2 The cast is amazing
And when I say the cast, I mean all of the cast—including the children! It can be a challenge to base a show around young characters since you can’t expect the same acting skills from a child than from an adult. And yet, all of the children in Single Parents are extremely talented.
You might also recognize some familiar faces in the adult cast, like Leighton Meester, who played the famous character of Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl or Taran Killam from Saturday Night Live.
#3 It’s hilarious
As a sitcom, one of the reasons to watch Single Parents is obviously because it’s a funny show. The children, in particular, are the ones that make me laugh the most.
Between its one-liners and many comedic situations, every episode of Single Parents is filled with very funny moments! The show is already off with a great start in that field, and I’m sure it’ll keep getting funnier as we get to know the characters better.
#4 The found family trope
Who doesn’t love to see a group of people unite and face life’s issues together? That’s exactly what Single Parents is about. The show starts off with Will Cooper, the main character of the show, joining a group of single parents who help each other out with raising their children alone. From then, amazing relationships develop between all the characters.
They are all very different, but all lovable (and relatable) in their own ways, which makes this found family more beautiful than ever.
#5 Love is in the air
This was probably one of my main reasons to watch Single Parents when I first started the show—the potential romances. Indeed, sitcom couples are definitely some of my favorite fictional love stories.
In only one season, two ships already stood out from the group and I am definitely invested in them. Especially Will and Angie, who seem like they will be my next favorite slow burn TV couple. I can’t wait to see what will happen to them in season 2!
Single Parents is back on September 25th. Stick with us while I recap the show for its second season on ABC! And, in the meantime, hit the comments to let us know what you think of the show—what are your reasons to watch Single Parents?