Table of Contents
- WORKIN’ MOMS: SEASON 3: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT?
- The show airs in Canada first.
- Workin’ Moms returns in February 2020 (in Canada).
- Your favorite ladies are returning for season 4.
- Expect more brutal honesty in season 4.
- What/If Season 1: Everything We Know So Far
- What is the plot of What/If?
- Who is in the cast of What/If?
- When did production take place?
- Are there are images/stills for What/If?
- How many episodes will What/If Season 1 air?
- Do we have a trailer for What/If Season 1?
- When is the release date for What/If Season 1?
- Will there be a second season of What/If?
- How many episodes are left and is it the last season of the HBO hit?
- How many series of Game of Thrones are there?
- When is the final series of Game Of Thrones out?
- Will there be a Game Of Thrones prequel series?
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Non-Canadians can catch up with Workin’ Moms: Season 3 now that it’s finally breached on Netflix. The series, created by and starring Catherine Reitman, runs first on CBC Television, and is distributed internationally on the streaming service, which means if you’re not passing around Loonies and Twonies, you’ve been dangling on the second-season cliffhanger: not only did Reitman’s character, Kate Foster, catch her husband mashing face with their nanny, but she’s also pregnant with their second child. So the third-season premiere deals with a basic question: Now what?
WORKIN’ MOMS: SEASON 3: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT?
Opening Shot: In closeup, the instructor of Kate’s birthing class cheerfully recites a mantra: “Four-one-one. Baby’s gonna come.”
The Gist: Kate and her BFF Anne (Dani Kind) are in birthing class. Kate steps on the instructor’s lessons by laying down hard truths about pregnancy: Going to the hospital with four minutes between contractions is a waste of time. Your first poop after the baby is born is gonna be a doozy. And statistically speaking, one of the husbands in the room is gonna cheat.
And she knows what she’s talking about. In the wake of Nathan’s (Philip Sternberg) infidelity, she moves into her own apartment. He turns up at the apartment with their toddler son and a gift, and Anne gently shuts the door in his face. Kate’s also about two deep breaths away from giving birth. Her brand-new public relations firm is a little slow on business; she needs help, and hires ding-dong 20-something Forrest Greenwood (Donald MacLean Jr.), son of her former boss Richard Greenwood (Peter Keleghan).
Kate’s water breaks. She struggles in the delivery room, so she has Anne summon Nathan. She flashes back to sour times — the positive pregnancy test, how she confronted him. He arrives. She kisses him. She looks in his eyes. She primal-screams her new daughter right into the world. She kicks Nathan out. Two months later, she’s back at work, pitching a PR strategy at an old white man who wants to see more old white men in the campaign. UGH. But she needs the work. It’s her birthday, and she resists all offers to do anything fun. Nathan surprises her; he hasn’t seen baby Ella since she was born. Her mother (Mimi Kuzyk) gives her sexy lingerie as a gift. Home alone, Kate puts it on, eats some ice cream, peruses a dating site — then calls Forrest, who skateboards over so she can jump the crap out of his bones.
Our Take: Workin’ Moms is fast-paced, joke- and character-dense and remarkably easy to watch. Standing at her character’s personal crossroads, Reitman hits the sweet spot between cynicism and sincerity, and therefore comedy and drama. People like you and me and Kate are complicated balls of emotion and logic and all the greyish gunk in-between, and sometimes we make rash decisions, but they’re not necessarily the wrong decisions. Not that choosing Forrest as one to commingle with is necessarily the right decision — but it’s understandable. And when we empathize with a character, that’s when we’re hooked. If you’ve been with Workin’ Moms since the beginning, the first episode of season three isn’t likely to push you away.
Sex and Skin: A negligee’d Kate cougars Forrest Almost Gump, but the room is mostly dark.
Parting Shot: Kate straddles Forrest on her couch as they maul each other.
Sleeper Star: During Forrest’s job interview, MacLean gives an earnest, brainless speech: “Out of all the Fast and the Furious movies, I think Fate of the Furious just captures, like, the family. And that’s what I want to be a part of. A family.” He’s the perfect candidate — for mindless sex!
Most Pilot-y Line: “I’m about 6,000 kegels away from any kind of D,” Kate says of her post-pregnancy sex life.
Our Call: STREAM IT. This Kate-centric episode barely touches on the other workin’ moms, but there’s another dozen episodes to come, so be patient. It’s a funny show that gets the emotions and complexities of modern motherhood mostly right.
John Serba is a freelance writer and film critic based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more of his work at johnserbaatlarge.com or follow him on Twitter: @johnserba.
Stream Workin’ Moms on Netflix
- Since it first premiered on Netflix in January 2019, parents have praised the show Workin’ Moms for its honest portrayal of parenthood.
- The first three seasons of Workin’ Moms are already available on Netflix.
- Workin’ Moms season 4 is in production, but it will be a while before it’s available on the streaming service.
Every new parent gets that one show that totally captures what they’re going through: When my daughter was born, it was Catastrophe, but for new moms today, the show of the moment is Workin’ Moms on Netflix — and with good reason. The sleep deprived desperately need a sitcom that accurately portrays all those early-parenthood struggles! Thanks to Workin’ Moms, there’s something to watch during those middle-of-the-night feedings.
Netflix has graciously gifted us three seasons of Workin’ Moms, but parents are already hungry for a fourth. The good news? It’s on the way. Here’s what we know about it so far.
The show airs in Canada first.
Did the ladies of Workin’ Moms have a parental leave period that seems a little different, maybe longer, than yours? That’s because the show is actually Canadian, and airs on the CBC first. In fact, the show premiered in Canada way back in 2017. It didn’t come to Netflix in the U.S. until January 2019!
The good news about the lag is that it meant that Netflix was able to air the first three seasons of the show pretty quickly. The first batch of episodes was released last January, then season 2 followed in July, and the last season finally came out at the end of August. However, the bad news is that we’re all caught up here in the United States, and we’ll have to wait until season 4 airs in Canada to see it on Netflix in the U.S.
Workin’ Moms returns in February 2020 (in Canada).
If there’s one silver lining in this cloud, it’s that we already know Workin’ Moms has been renewed at the CBC.
WORKIN MOMS SEASON 4 IS FINALLY COMING CANADA! Tune in to @CBC and CBC Gem on February 18th at 9:30et/10nt for a brand new season! #thecountdownison pic.twitter.com/XxNpJnGFaW
— Workin’ Moms (@WorkinMoms) November 21, 2019
Workin’ Moms season 4 will air in Canada starting February 18, 2020. That’s not so long from now!
Unfortunately, we don’t know how long it takes to come to Netflix afterward. That’s the big mystery for international shows: it’s always a guessing game regarding how long it takes Netflix US to catch up.
A good rule of thumb is that series produced outside of the United States usually take more than a month to appear on Netflix here. As a test case, for instance, the British crime show Peaky Blinders — which has almost nothing in common with Workin’ Moms except that it’s another Netflix series created in another country — started airing its most recent season on the BBC on August 25, 2019 but the series made its way to Netflix U.S. on October 5, 2019. Derry Girls, an Irish import, aired its most recent season overseas starting March 5, 2019, but it didn’t appear on Netflix until August 2, 2019.
Surely, every network/production house has its own contract with Netflix regarding how long of a lead time each show gets before it’s available for streaming. But the good news is that Netflix has hinted that more information is on the way.
Oh heyyyy #WorkinMoms fans! We promise the @netflix release date for Season 4 is coming soon! In the meantime, stream Seasons 1-3 over and over again. #staystrong 💃🏻 https://t.co/M3AAky8I25
— Workin Moms (@WorkinMomsNFLX) January 15, 2020
Netflix says it’ll announce the release date for the new season soon. But, when you’re home with a baby, “soon” can seem like forever. Hang in there, mamas!
Your favorite ladies are returning for season 4.
When Workin’ Moms finally does return for its fourth season, it’s likely to be the same show you know and love. The actresses who play Anne (Dani Kind), Frankie (Juno Rinaldi), and Kate (series creator Catherine Reitman) are all currently in the process of filming.
Guess who’s back?! @WorkinMoms #workinmoms #seasonfour pic.twitter.com/bJzYOxAssu
— Dani Kind (@DaniKind) June 18, 2019
A fan favorite is also back for more Workin’ Moms: Katherine Barrell, who plays Alicia Rutherford, is also returning.
The secret is out! #workinmoms https://t.co/Kl405tSsXg
— Workin’ Moms (@WorkinMoms) August 12, 2019
Bad news for Anne!
Expect more brutal honesty in season 4.
Reitman says that, when she developed the show — which is based on personal experience — she felt a calling to accurately portray a certain side of motherhood. She says the idea came to her when she was shooting a movie a few weeks after her son was born.
“I hang with a lot of improv comedy people,” she told NPR. “So I’m on set with all these guys, and they start making fun of me for missing my first Mother’s Day. They’re teasing me. And in their defense, they were being very funny. But I was no longer the same person I was from six weeks prior to having that child. I couldn’t take the joke.”
She wound up crying in front of the other actors, and when she recounted the story to her husband that night, he suggested she do something with the experience. “And from there on, the show existed, and it became my responsibility to sort of tell, to maintain that honesty that I had in that scene where I break down in front of those guys,” she told NPR.
In the interview Reitman admits that Kate and Anne are “aspirational” characters who are ambitious and very successful financially, so the details of their lives are not 100% relatable to every mom.
But, while there have been no plot details or spoilers announced for season 4, at least we know that the spirit of the show will maintain the kind of honesty that made moms everywhere say, “That’s me!” when the first three seasons came out.
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Marisa LaScala Parenting & Relationships Editor Marisa LaScala covers all things parenting, from the postpartum period through empty nests, for GoodHousekeeping.com; she previously wrote about motherhood for Parents and Working Mother.
If you’ve worked your way through all 10 episodes of Netflix’s guilty pleasure What/If, you’re probably wondering… well, a lot of things. But mostly, you’re curious about what a second season would even look like.
After all, despite the myriad twists and turns taken throughout Season 1, the finale does a serviceable job of wrapping up everyone’s stories. But there’s one thing you might be forgetting about the Renee Zellweger throwback thriller: it’s an anthology.
“My intention is for future seasons, assuming we get future seasons, to take place in a universe where the other story never existed,” series creator Mike Kelley tells TVLine. “So there would be no Anne Montgomery in the world of Season 2.”
But in true What/If fashion, there’s a twist: “Assuming everyone’s schedule lines up and they want to do it, my hope is to pull an American Horror Story and bring back the same actors to play different parts in each season,” Kelley says.
So while Zellweger’s days of standing on her balcony under a ludicrous amount of lightning have come to an end, it’s entirely possible that she and the rest of the cast will return for another round.
Are you hoping for a second season of What/If? And how would you feel about everyone returning in different roles? Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.
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What/If Season 1: Everything We Know So Far
What/If – Netflix
Hopefully, you haven’t had burn out from all the Netflix Originals that have arrived in May, as there’s an excellent title on the way that’ll be going straight on your watch list! Starring the ever wonderful Renée Zellweger, it may come as a shock as she stars in one of her darkest roles yet. Gone is the loveable and endearing Bridget Jones and in her place is the lying, deceitful shrew Anne Montgomery. Here’s everything we know so far on What/If including the Netflix release, date, plot, cast, and trailer.
What/If is an upcoming Netflix Original Thriller anthology created by Mike Kelley. Kelley’s previous work as a television writer included the creation of Revenge and Swingtown. Netflix has begun to dive further into their anthology titles, with such programs like Black Mirror and The Haunting, both of which are fantastic in their own regard. What/If will be the 9th Netflix Original anthology series on the streaming service in the US. Legendary director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) is serving as one of five executive producers on the series.
What is the plot of What/If?
When two newlyweds strike up a deal with a notoriously shrewd businesswoman, their lives begin to cascade out of control. As the ripple effect of their decision takes hold, events transpire changing the lives of not just themselves but of everyone around them. What are you willing to sacrifice?
Who is in the cast of What/If?
The following cast members have been confirmed to star in What/If:
|Role||Cast Member||Where have I seen/heard them before?|
|Anne||Renée Zellweger||Chicago | Cold Mountain | Bridget Jones’s DIary|
|Dr. Ian Harris||Dave Annable||What’s Your Number? | Brothers & Sisters | Little Black Book|
|Marcos||Juan Castano||The Wild Wedding | Shades of Blue | The OA|
|Sean||Blake Jenner||The Edge of Seventeen | Everbody Wants Some!! | Glee|
|Lisa||Jane Levy||Evil Dead (2013) | Suburgatory | Don’t Breathe|
|Todd||Keith Powers||Before I Fall | Straight Outta Compton | Faking It|
|Angela||Samantha Marie Ware||Glee | Barry | Bull|
|Foster||Louis Herthum||Westworld | Longmire | True Blood|
|Avery||Saamar Usmani||Reign | Killjoys | Assassin’s Creed Origins|
|Lionel||John Clarence Stewart||Alex Wesley | Luke Cage | The Good Fight|
|Miles||Monique Kim||High Expectations | The Office | Sync|
Did you know?
This is the first main role in a TV Series for actress Renée Zellweger. The last time Zellweger appeared on television was in when the actress provided her voice for an episode of King of the Hill.
One of Renée Zellweger’s most notable roles is the much beloved Bridget Jones (pictured) in Bridget Jones’s Diary. Copyright – Miramax Films
When did production take place?
The series was in pre-production from August 2018 until the 10th of January when principal photography began. Filming took place from January and would have concluded sometime in March or April.
Filming took place in California and was handled by Atlas Entertainment.
Are there are images/stills for What/If?
Certainly! Check them out below:
How many episodes will What/If Season 1 air?
The first season of What/If will have 10 episodes. This is the norm for Netflix Originals, with many of their titles adhering to this unwritten rule.
What is the episode run times for What/If?
According to sources such as IMDb, each episode will be roughly an hour long.
Do we have a trailer for What/If Season 1?
Yes! The trailer only dropped on May 13th, and with under 2 weeks left until release, it’s a good job they did!
When is the release date for What/If Season 1?
What/If Season 1 will be available to stream from Friday 24th of May.
Will What/If be available in my region?
There’s no need to worry, What/If is a global original, therefore, the series will be available in every region.
But what time can I stream What/If from?
Depending on where you live will dictate what time What/If is available in your region. The closer you are to the Pacific Standard Time the earlier you can stream the series from. So if you live in Countries such as Australia and New Zealand, new titles aren’t available until the evening.
Here’s the timetable you’ll need to know what time What/If will be available in your region:
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM|
|British Summer Time||8:00 AM|
|Central European Time||9:00 AM|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM|
|India Standard Time||12:30 PM|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||20:00 PM|
Will there be a second season of What/If?
It’s hard to say as there are some details that contradict each other.
In the trailer, the series is acknowledged as a ‘Limited Series,’ which usually means there is only one season. Even on the official wiki page for the Original, it’s listed as a ‘Mini-Series,’ which is effectively the same as a limited series.
What contradicts the above is the fact the series has been listed as an Anthology. Which leaves us with the question of “how can a limited series be an anthology when it only produces one season?”. Sadly we don’t know the answer to that question!
Perhaps each season may be given a different title but just acknowledged as being part of the anthology. Either way, the information given is definitely contradictory.
Are you looking forward to the release of What/If? Let us know in the comments below!
GAME of Thrones has had an impeccable run, lasting for a whopping eight seasons and captivating the attention of millions of viewers in the process.
Here’s everything you need to know about the soon-to-be-ending HBO show.
2 The fantasy epic will end after its eighth seriesCredit: Home Box Office
How many episodes are left and is it the last season of the HBO hit?
Season eight is the last series of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
The eighth run of the show kicked off on April 15, 2019 and concludes on May 20, 2019.
This means that there’s only one episode left – the final episode.
There are a total of six episodes, making it the shortest season of the franchise.
How many series of Game of Thrones are there?
So far there have been seven series of Game Of Thrones.
The upcoming series, season eight, will be the last.
The show is based on the books written by George R.R. Martin.
It first aired in 2011 on HBO.
2 Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will return for the final series of Game Of ThronesCredit: PA:Press Association
When is the final series of Game Of Thrones out?
The eighth and final series of Game Of Thrones aired six weeks ago.
The series was be the shortest yet with just six episodes – following from the seven episodes in series seven.
Although the show may be coming to an end, the creator George R.R. Martin revealed he would have liked the show to continue for several more years.
“We could’ve gone 11, 12, 13 seasons,” he told Variety. “David and Dan have been saying for like five seasons that seven seasons is all they would go. We got them to go to eight but not any more than that.
“There was a period like five years ago when they were saying seven seasons and I was saying 10 seasons and they won, they’re the ones actually working on it.”
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Will there be a Game Of Thrones prequel series?
A spin-off prequel series of Game Of Thrones is set to be released following season eight.
It will be called The Long Night and is being developed by British filmmaker Jane Goldman alongside the author of the original series, George R.R. Martin.
So far only two cast members have been confirmed – Josh Whitehouse and Naomi Watts.
According to HBO, the series will chronicle “the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”
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Warning: Stop right there if you have yet to watch Thursday’s Mom. This is your one and only warning.
Mom just lost one of its own to a drug overdose.
Jodi (recurring guest star Emily Osment) died unexpectedly in Thursday’s episode after falling off the wagon with her fellow recovering addict boyfriend. Her untimely death came after numerous warnings from sponsor Christy about not entering a relationship so soon after getting sober.
Though “Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride” focused mainly on the nuptials of Marjorie and Mr. Perugian, and the struggle to get Perugian’s old-fashioned sister (Rhea Perlman, Cheers) to agree to attend his wedding, the final five minutes cast a shadow over the entire installment as Christy received a heartbreaking call from the authorities regarding Jodi’s fate.
When asked by Jill whether Marjorie had the right to know, Christy advised everyone to keep quiet on their friend’s big day, not to upset her before her honeymoon.
The episode was followed by a PSA featuring series stars Anna Faris, Allison Janney and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy to bring awareness to the alarming rate of drug overdoses occurring daily across the United States (watch it here). It was proceeded by a chilling vanity card from executive producer Chuck Lorre:
“It felt important to the entire writing staff, including myself, that you don’t lose sight of the fact that this is a life and death issue,” Lorre said in an interview with THR when asked whether it was ultimately necessary to have Jodi overdose. “Even though we’re doing a comedy… from the very beginning we’ve tried to make this show about recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction and to do that without ever acknowledging the harsh reality of it seemed to be a cheat.”
How are you feeling after Mom‘s shocking death? Sound off in the comments.
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