But American Housewife, originally titled The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, is a one-note show fleshed out (no pun intended) with ridiculously transparent quirky characters who also happen to be mostly annoying children.
No, really, that's pretty much all it talks about in the first two episodes, punctuating the anger at said societal pressure with the suggestion that suburban housewife Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) is perfectly fine with herself as she is.
If she were, she'd say, "Whatever, I'm good with who I am." And American Housewife tries to play that card, but it's never believable since the next joke is always about Katie's fear that neighbor "Fat Pam" is moving away and that will make Katie "the second fattest housewife in Westport." Mixon is a likeable personality, but the series does her no favors by allowing her to do voiceovers that both undercut the narrative and don't add much humor; those voiceovers are often followed by Mixon smirking at the camera, and, frankly, her smirks are not the kind that make you laugh.
And once "Fat Pam" moves out, Katie tries to scare away all the "skinnies" who want to buy Pam's house with talk of how terrible the house is in hopes that someone fatter than her will come along and put an offer in.
Mom thinks Taylor wants to be "perfect" (like all the thin moms she hates), so she ends up being frustrated with her popular, thin, exercise-loving daughter.