A show about the seamy underbelly of new motherhood, Mama Tried follows the struggles (and occasional triumphs) of Liz Callahan who's finding that she could care less about being a "super-mom"- she just wants to survive. Mama Tried weaves Emily Flake's darkly funny animation to help bring to life all of motherhood's graphic, and sometimes gruesome, realness.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Mama Tried - Mama Tried (album) - Netflix
Mama Tried is the seventh studio album by American country music singer and songwriter Merle Haggard and The Strangers, released on Capitol Records in 1968. It reached number 4 on Billboard's country albums chart. The title song was one of Haggard's biggest hit singles and won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.
Mama Tried - Critical reception - Netflix
Mama Tried continued Haggard's artistic and commercial hot streak, reaching number 4 on Billboard's country albums chart. In the original Rolling Stone review, Andy Wickham wrote, “His songs romanticize the hardships and tragedies of America's transient proletarian and his success is resultant of his inherent ability to relate to his audience a commonplace experience with precisely the right emotional pitch...Merle Haggard looks the part and sounds the part because he is the part. He's great.” In 2013, Haggard biographer David Cantwell observed that “Mama Tried” had “the potential to reach beyond the country audience that went unrealized, at least in Merle's version, and the whole album has pop ambition unusual for a late-Sixties country release.” Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic wrote: “While 'Mama Tried' stands out among Haggard's original material, 'I'll Always Know' and 'You'll Never Love Me Now' are both solid songs.” The song “Mama Tried” won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.
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