For Nikki, motherhood is a kind of wish-fulfilment, and it’s taken two painful seasons of trying for her to deservedly emerge – finally – as the best mum on TV.
Now, I’d like to formally induct Nikki Newman, from the Apple TV+ sitcom Trying, to the exclusive club of TV mums worth rushing home to.
Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls, which ran from 2000 to 2007, has long been considered a high watermark in the annals of TV mums.
To my teenage eyes, this was the ideal TV mum: long-haired and relaxed, always down for a movie marathon.
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