Summary : Working Class is about Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman) is a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to “the good life” is harder than she thought. She’s unwittingly befriended by her cranky, misanthropic neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner). Her only career prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend, but he’s also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). But Carli’s attitude is when life gives you lemons, make lemonade … then add booze. With her catnip-to-the-ladies brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he’s not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself and approaching each day with a touch of working class. (TV PG)
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I was given the opportunity to preview the premiere episode of CMT’s Working Class: “The Buddy System” (TV-PG)- Where Carli’s old flame from high school shows up hoping to re-ignite his “spark” with Carli — even if it means humiliating her in front of her new boss.
My take: I enjoyed watching the show. I thought it was funny and “real”. Hardworking divorced mom trying to make it for her kids and family… it’s everyday life! When the episode was over I was disappointed I wanted it to keep going! I want to know what s going to happen with Carli (& her boss). I give it a thumbs up! I will be watching when the series premeires on Jan. 28th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT followed by an all new episode at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT
Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to preview CMT’s “Working Class” through One2One Network. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.