Tonight has been a night. Between realizing I left my diaper bag in my driveway and then locking my keys in my car I am having a moment. Which is why I find the newest show Odd Mom Out completely relatable this evening.
Odd Mom Out is Bravo's new original 10-episode scripted half-hour comedy set to premiere on June 8, 2015. The series stars acclaimed author and fashionista Jill Kargman playing a version of herself as she navigates the treacherous and elite ecosystem of New York's Upper East Side, and the uber-wealthy mommy clique inhabiting this fantastically outrageous domain.
A New Yorker through and through, Jill Weber (Kargman) embraces her quirky and somewhat unconventional life with her loving husband, Andy Weber (Andy Buckley, The Office), three great kids, and a best friend who shares the same love for donuts and snarky retorts, Vanessa Wrigley (KK Glick, College Humor). However, the posh and decadent world of Andy's classically blue-blooded family slowly takes over as Jill valiantly tries to resist all the delicious temptations and perks their wealth can afford. From accepting her in-laws' aristocratic, and perhaps cloudy, legacy to interviewing for a family burial plot at the most prestigious cemetery, Jill constantly battles staying true to herself while weighing the benefits of fitting in. Jill's frenemies and in-laws only fuel the pressure for her to conform, including the status-obsessed Weber family matriarch, Candace (Joanna Cassidy, Six Feet Under), brother-in-law Lex (Sean Kleier, Madam Secretary) and his wife, Brooke (Abby Elliott, Saturday Night Live), who reigns over a group of quintessential Upper East Side mombots with an iron credit card.
I had the opportunity to view the first two episodes courtesy of Bravo with my sisters. We found ourselves laughing out loud and exchanging stories of times we felt #oddmomout. Let me just relay a couple:
- Having to ask another mom at the pediatricians office for a "wipe or two" because I forgot to pack them.
- Going to my daughter's first pediatrician appointment (who we literally walk across the street to) with nothing but the baby. Yeah...needed that diaper bag.
- Showing up at the park without sunscreen or a hat...or hand sanitizer.
You know, just the little things, that you're like shoot!!! And leaving my diaper bag in my driveway for over five hours pretty much takes the cake. Locking my keys in the car because I was so in disbelief I left it in the driveway - icing.
Tune into Odd Mom Out premiering on Bravo, Monday, June 8th!
You can catch the trailer here, promise it will leave you wanting more! Now make me feel better and tell me your #oddmomout moments!
Thank you to Bravo for having me tune in early to Odd Mom Out!