Children Ruin Everything (2022 -)

How can children go from mind-meltingly cute to the most frustrating beings on the planet? That’s what Astrid (Meaghan Rath) and James (Aaron Abrams) discover as parents of two adorable kids, Felix (Logan Nicholson) and Viv (Mikayla SwamiNathan). Their life before kids was great, and adjusting to rambunctious mini-versions of themselves is both a struggle and a joy. They have to come to terms with the dreaded “dad clothes,” post-baby bodies and friends and family who rib them regularly. Parenthood is messy, inconvenient, and expensive, and just when she thinks she’s ready to go back to work as a data analyst—because you can’t beat two incomes—Astrid is overcome with the feeling that she wants another child.

Created by Kurt Smeaton, this sitcom gives a very human version of parenthood, showcasing the insanity of having kids and nostalgic memories of life before them. The graphics and voiceovers give the show a fast-paced pop of fun, and there’s never a dull moment with this family unit.

Review by Carolyn Mauricette


Aaron Abrams, Logan Nicholson, Meaghan Rath, Mikayla SwamiNathan

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Women's Stories

Canadian connection

Created by Kurt Smeaton
Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario
: Kurt Smeaton has also written for hit shows Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience.