5 Reasons You Should Be Obsessed With American Housewife's Katie Otto
Few television characters capture our attention quite like Katie Otto of American Housewife. With her ability to make any situation hilarious, Katie speaks to our mom alter egos and encourages us to shamelessly embrace our eccentricities. During season one, Katie offers us our first peek into her unique world in Westport, CT, with her husband, Greg; her daughters, Taylor and Anna-Kat; and her son, Oliver. Narrated by Katie's hysterical and refreshingly honest inner monologue, the show follows the unconventional family's attempts to make their mark on a community that needs a major reality check. This season, the gang is back with even bigger and funnier family fiascos. Read on for five reasons we're captivated by Katie's season two exploits, and don't forget to tune into the show's premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 9:30/8:30 C on ABC!
1. Katie's Still Owning Her "Odd Mom Out" Status at School
Season one sees Katie shy away from friendships with many of her yoga-pant-wearing, green-juice-drinking peers in favor of relationships with parents who place less emphasis on superficiality. Katie's outrageous antics with fellow moms have grown even kookier since last year, beginning with an attempt to avoid volunteering at school. Katie's actions ultimately land her the high-pressure gig of planning the perfect Spring gala.
2. Katie and Greg's Dynamics Are Funnier Than Ever
Katie and Greg's relationship is depicted as blissfully imperfect in season one, demonstrating the give and take required of a couple with a boisterous young family. And anyone who has experienced an #epicfail while trying to connect with their spouse can relate to Katie and Greg's relationship. Season two will give viewers even more of the comical relationship dynamics they love, as Greg serves to counterbalance Katie's eccentricities and pursuit of "realness."
3. Katie's Quest For Me Time Continues to Cause Debacles
Parenthood is a delicate balance of me time and we time, and season two of American Housewife strikes up a hysterical conversation on the subject as Katie continues to fight for her right to relax. Katie's tranquility-seeking struggle is real in season one, and this next chapter of her life serves up even more thwarted chances to kick back. Katie dreams of the day when Taylor gets her license so that she can luxuriate in the notion of infinite free time — until she recalls that a mom's work is never quite done.
4. Katie's Devotion to Her Second Breakfast Crew Is #Goals
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Katie enjoys an encore of the meal every morning with her best friends after school drop-off. Season two offers viewers another chance to applaud Katie's gung-ho attitude toward her second breakfast squad.
5. Katie Inspires Her Family to Disrupt the Status Quo
Katie loves to march to the beat of her own drummer, and her delightfully radical behavior continually encourages the family to challenge the community's norms. From Katie and Anna-Kat's dramatic splash at the town pool to Katie's ability to change even volunteering at the school into a competition, the Otto family turns nonconforming into an art form. Season two delves deeper into the complexity that is modern family life and reveals a refreshingly real portrait of "having it all." As Katie and the gang prove, oftentimes a family's so-called flaws are actually their most endearing qualities.