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TV Series Review

Jenny Hart is a single, pretty-as-a-peach Southern mom serving tables at a local restaurant called The Last Supper. She lives with her mom, Betty, boyfriend, Wayne, and her teenage daughter, Violet. When she’s not riffing off that good ol’ Southern charm for extra tips, she and Wayne brainstorm get-rich-quick schemes in an attempt to better their living situation and pay for Violet’s art school—a task that isn’t made any easier by Betty’s gambling habits.

Unfortunately, Jenny’s plans often go to Hades in a handbasket. So, whenever she needs moral guidance, she pictures Jesus coming out of the giant “Last Supper” painting on the restaurant wall to act as her laid-back and somewhat sardonic conscience.

Bless Their Hearts

You would think with Fox’s lineup of The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers that the network wouldn’t need another adult cartoon show for their “Animation Domination” block on Sundays. But in Fox’s estimation, you’d be as wrong as all get out.

Bless the Harts would likely make a bishop mad enough to kick in stained glass windows. Jenny does seem to have some sort of religious background (probably courtesy of the Bible Belt where she grew up), but the Jesus she pictures sips the water he turned to wine as he doles out spiritual guidance. And although the show steers away from any wildly overt sexual content (unlike some of the shows mentioned above), it does use sexual situations for laughs. In addition, the language is just crass, and many characters are played up to fulfill crude archetypes (such as Jenny’s chain-smoking mother and slower-than-molasses boyfriend).

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Episode Reviews

Oct. 14, 2019: "Jenny Unfiltered"



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Kristen Wiig as Jenny Hart; Maya Rudolph as Betty Hart; Jillian Bell as Violet Hart; Ike Barinholtz as Wayne Edwards; Fortune Feimster as Brenda; Kumail Nanjiani as Jesus Christ






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Emily Baker

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