The complete first season of the US comedy centered on the relationship between Christy (Anna Faris), a newly sober single mum, and her own mother Bonnie Plunkett (Allison Janney). Christy is just restarting her life after moving to the Napa Valley, working as a waitress and attending Alcoholic's Anonymous meetings. This proves increasingly difficult between her daughter revealing she is pregnant, her son's dad being a bad influence and perhaps the most difficult of all, trying to forgive her estranged ex-alcoholic mother for years of neglect. The episodes are: 'Pilot', 'A Pee Stick and an Asian Raccoon', 'A Small Nervous Breakdown and a Misplaced Fork', 'Loathing and Tube Socks', 'Six Thousand Bootleg T-Shirts and a Prada Handbag', 'Abstinence and Pudding', 'Estrogen and a Heaty Breakfast', 'Big Sur and Strawberry Lube', 'Zombies and Cobb Salad', 'Belgian Waffles and Bathroom Privileges', 'Cotton Candy and Blended Fish', 'Corned Beef and Handcuffs', 'Hot Soup and Shingles', 'Leather Cribs and Medieval Rack', 'Fireballs and Bullet Holes', 'Nietzche and a Beer Run', 'Jail Jail and Japanese Porn', 'Sonograms and Tube Tops', 'Toilet Wine and the Earl of Sandwich', 'Clumsy Dragons and a Tilted Uterus', 'Broken Dreams and Blocked Arteries' and 'Smokey Taylor and a Deathbed Confession'.
In Season 3, Bonnie's mother Shirley suddenly wants to be a part of her life, Christy ends up getting fired from her manager position and Bonnie tries to make amends with an enemy.