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The Mom Episodes That Fans Skip When Rewatching

When a show has as many episodes as Mom does, they can't all be winners. The Chuck Lorre-produced sitcom is currently in its eighth season, and has run for 157 episodes and counting, making it the current longest-running sitcom on CBS. Most of those episodes have been good – Mom is the most accurate depiction of recovery from alcoholism on television, and captures the ups and downs of life in Alcoholics Anonymous with a multitude of great jokes and a whole lot of heart. Allison Janney even won two Emmys for her performance as recovering addict Bonnie Plunkett in the show's first and second seasons.

But there have been some clunkers, too. It's bound to happen when any show has to produce 22 episodes a year like Mom does. Mom's weak episodes tend to revolve around a certain subject. Fans on the show's subreddit recently discussed the episodes they tend to skip when rewatching, and some posters found they have a taste (or distaste) in common. 

Here's what they said about the episodes they can't bring themselves to watch a second (or third, or fourth) time.

The skippable episodes are ones about Christy's dating life

Christy Plunkett — the recovering alcoholic and daughter of Bonnie played by Anna Faris on the show's first seven seasons — is a single mother who has occasional romantic interests. Fans apparently don't love it when episodes focus on that part of her life.

"So I usually re-watch Mom while I'm doing boring stuff and I noticed that I always skip episodes where Christy's dating," Reddit user fvig2001 wrote. "It's usually cringey."

fvig2001 specifically cited the episodes where Christy dates Adam, the awkward engineer played by Justin Long in season 1; David, the hard-partying fireman played by Nick Zano, also in season 1; and Patrick (Steven Weber), the brother of her mother's fiancé Adam Janikowski (William Fichtner), whom she briefly dated in season 5. Per this Redditor, "He's bearable when he's introduced only but the whole storyline was kind of 'eh.'"

User miker279 concurred with the building consensus. "I skip all of those, especially the Patrick one," they wrote. "I don't like the actor or the character at all. The fact that Christy was smitten with him was a bit ridiculous to me as well."

User really_thirsty_lemon agreed about Patrick, writing that he "seemed too old for Christy," but disagreed about Adam, writing that it was a "decent storyline" about two awkward people who actually liked each other, but Christy wasn't ready to be in a relationship.

These fans won't have to worry about any more Christy dating episodes, as Anna Faris left the show before the current season. Maybe she met someone.