"sMothered," follows an assortment of mother-daughter duos with relationships that are at best uncomfortably close and at worst arguably emotionally abusive. When a 31 year-old woman have never lived with anyone besides her Mom and essentially serves as a live-in maid to her mother, we've got some odd dynamics. We've got moms who go to downtown Vegas and party with their daughter till they're falling-down drunk, moms who are way too obsessed with their daughter's love-life and finding them a, "Nice Guido," to use the very-proudly-Italian mom's words. Then there is Cher and Dawn who probably are the least odd and seem almost like a relative, "Control," to this bizarre experiment.
|Angelica (left) and her Mom, Sunhe (right) are drastically co-dependent.|
My favorite person on the show is without a doubt Adrian. Adrian is the Father of just-turned-21 Mariah who considers herself an Instagram influencer and has 45 year-old Mom named Sandra who likes to try to party as if she's two decades younger (she was very intoxicated in downtown Vegas). Adrian and Sandra actually are divorced but they still live together for a mixture of reasons (money, being able to still co-parent).
Adrian is like a shining beacon in this show, a voice of reason that makes observations that need to said. I wasn't surprised to hear he has a career in stand-up comedy because this man knows how to cut-through all the B.S. and flat-out say, "Why are you, Mariah's mom, getting drunker than her on her own 21st birthday and making it all about you? Why do you live vicariously through your daughter? We are supposed to be role-models!" Adrian is like the viewer, just flabbergasted at all the crazy stuff going on in this show and at times only able to shake his head and roll his eyes.