Which TV Mom Are You?

Which tv mom aer you?
Anna Faris and Allison Janney star in Mom

When I was scrolling through my facebook feed a while back I came across this question; Which TV mom are you? I had to laugh. Immediately, I chose Lorelei Gilmore, not because of the young and hot factor. I wish. It’s her attitude and general outlook on life I can relate to. But I have to admit I see a little of myself in many of these beloved characters.

Isn’t that the brilliance of the writers who create these characters? They make our problems seem small or they make us say “Oh, so it isn’t just me…”

Let’s take a look at some of these TV moms and you tell me— which one are you?

You’re Christy from Mom if: You’re struggling to pay the bills, your mother lives with you and she likes to party more than you, you’re divorced, had a brief affair with your boss, you’re in rehab, you’re trying your best to protect your children from your crazy mother and other life disasters.

You’re Lorelei Gilmore from The Gilmore Girls if: your teen daughter is your best friend, you’re a mom who’s hotter and younger than all the other moms, you’re single and rocking it, you have a rebellious side, you have a comeback for every dig that comes your way, you memorize lines from movies and you simply cannot live without COFFEE.

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Lorelei Gilmore played by Lauren Graham

 

You’re Frankie Heck from The Middle if: you’re a tiny dynamo who doesn’t stop, you over think and worry incessantly about your kid’s potential only to finally admit the limits of said ‘potential’, you spend time organizing your disorganization only to realize you forgot where you put something, you’re not afraid to stand up to the ‘bad teacher’, you’re even more courageous with a few beers under your belt, you are the creator of all the family fun yet crave some ‘alone’/ ‘me’ time.

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Frankie Heck played by Patricia Heaton
which tv mom are you?
Claire Dunphy played by Julie Bowen

 

You’re Claire Dunphy from Modern Family if: you are a perfectionist in denial, you’re guilty of lying by omission but only if it’s going to help your kids or your husband feel better about themselves, you love your sibling and are always there for him even though that relationship is wrought with rivalry, you can’t help but compare yourself to your friends, you have a heart of gold and the brains of a wise old owl, you harbor political ambitions.

 

 

You’re Beverly Goldberg from The Goldbergs if: you’re constantly putting your foot in your mouth, don’t put up with any shit, have big hair, love gaudy bright sweaters, scare people a little, love your kids senseless, you’re a firecracker and a meddler. Case in point, did you ever show up at your teen son’s Halloween party dressed as a ghost?

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Beverly Goldberg played by Wendi McLendon-Covey

 

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Old Christine played by Julia Louis Dreyfus

 

You’re Christine from New Adventures of Old Christine if: you’re trying to fit in with the ‘it’ crowd, slightly insecure, love to drink wine—by yourself—on any given night, love your son to bits and would do anything for him (except you often forget to make his lunch), you’re good friends with your ex and put up with his new, much younger wife and finally you have such a close relationship with your brother that it’s bordering on unhealthy.

 

 

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Reba played by Reba McEntire

 

You’re Reba from  Reba if: You’re a fiery redhead, your ex lives down the street and you’re BF’s with his new wife, make your loved ones ‘tow the line’, don’t put up with any B.S. unless you’re serving it yourself and you have trouble finding the right man.

 

Well, I like to think I’m a combination of a few of these moms. I remember being thoroughly entertained by Julia Louis Dreyfus’ comic genius in New Adventures of Old Christine when I was going through my divorce. I missed Gilmore Girls when it originally aired and have only discovered it in the last year or two. I believe it’s a classic and Lorelei won’t ever go out of style. So, which one of these crazy, lovable, sassy, gorgeous moms are you? Did I forget a beloved TV mom?

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20 Replies to “Which TV Mom Are You?”

  1. Hi Lisa, what a fun post! I just discovered Gilmore Girls is on Netflix, so I’m in season 1, right now! one of my BFFs loved this show, so now I’m checking out what it’s about. 🙂

    1. Hi Jane, I’m a big fan of Gilmore Girls and in Season 4 right now (but I’ve seen some from re-runs sparingly) on Netflix. It’s nice to watch them in order and without commercials. Hope you love it, too!

  2. Hi Lisa,

    This is so interesting though I am familiar with only Gilmore Girls and liked them for a realistic portrayal of mother and daughter otherwise soaps don’t attract me much. They are so addictive!

    I often wonder how much of these relationships that entertain us on T.V. are close to real life! Probably I am growing out of such shows. My latest craze is watching music shows as they have more reality than fiction and they don’t drag on and on. Somehow fiction doesn’t hold my interest much. Am I growing old?

    I just feel as young as ever…only interests are changing and they say change is good! Ha ha!
    Thanks for a light-hearted post. Loved it.

    1. Hi Balroop, I’m a huge fan of the Gilmore Girls. Ya, the fictional tv sit coms aren’t exactly realistic but they’re good for a laugh and inevitably, we can relate to some of the situations. Music shows as in reality shows? they’re also addictive I’m afraid, LOL. No, you’re not old, Balroop!

  3. Hi Lisa,

    Oh yes….certainly a combination of all of these 🙂

    Honestly speaking, I rarely watch any soaps and barely get time away to ‘listen’ to television while I multi-task with social media during that time. More so, we don’t get all of these channels our end, but one can relate to the few one does get.

    But I think I am just me and happy to be so, though if I ask my kids, each one would have their own preference! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena, that would be an interesting question for your kids “Who is your mom most like? Reba, Lorelei, Claire… :)” Have a great week!

  4. I love this list 🙂 I also adore Claire Dunphy (well, really all of Modern Family) but I’d love to watch Lorelei Gilmore because I FRIGGIN HEART THAT NAME SO MUCH but also I’ve heard good things about that show 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ha, the name is a good one. In the show she’s named after her Grandmother—who’s quite the piece of work. Modern Family is a great show, too! Thanks for stopping by Charlotte 🙂

  5. FABULOUS!

    I want to be Lorelei Gilmore! But I’m not! Gosh, I looooooooooooove her!

    I identify with Frankie Heck ( always trying, but never quite being good enough) Haaaa.

    OOOOOO, and Beverly Goldberg CRACKS me up!! I’m a bit like her because I see all the WONDERUL qualities in my boys even when others don’t!!

    Don’t you love the last one where she tells her son, “You’re just a bundle of gorgeousness?”!

    Xxxxxx

    1. Me, too Kim! I love Frankie Heck so much! Yes, Beverly Goldberg—no one loves her kids like Beverly. Haha.I’ve only recently discovered this show but I’ll be trying to tune in to the new season. xoxo

    1. I love Frankie! I love it when she tells Brick to stop trying to get to the root of the problem “we aren’t root of the problem people”. LOL

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