They both portrait family as a non-homogeneous group of individuals defined by their good and their bad qualities. Not perfect families.
Of the two I recommend Raising Hope.
It is a highly non-functioning family portrayed with so much love and kindness that the Pritchett/Tucker-Pritchett/Dunphy-alliance, although both gay and multicultural, comes out as just petty.
Although both MF and RH is a tad goodie two-shoes, it seems that a “in your face” type of humor is seeping through many new comedies lately.
Humor so explicit it is only comparable to the cumshot in porn.
2 Broke Girls is an example.
I am no prude. I enjoy 2BG immensely!
Then I saw an episode of the sitcom Mom.
However, I respect Allison Janney immensely.
Where 2BG mostly joke about sex, Mom joke about fucking up life with drugs and alcohol but mostly fucking up your children’s life for the same reasons.
It is somewhat trashy. I can handle that.
Between the three generations portrayed, there is so much psychological and emotional abuse, and child neglect; it just gives me an iffy taste in the mouth.
I did not laugh through the whole season. I was uncomfortable all the way.
Then it strikes me.
Perhaps this is exactly why this show is worth watching?
It is honest.
It portrays flawed and somewhat broken females struggling to redeem themselves as individuals, as women, mothers and as a family.
Most importantly, they do it without judgment.