Roseanne had an episode about Darlene’s first period and an episode about Roseanne’s PMS making everyone miserable Dan’s birthday. It’s a hilarious episode but it bugs how PMS is treated as a joke. I suffer from week long PMS sometimes. I have bad headaches, breast tenderness that can be painful, intense fatigue, appetite changes, bloating, and the cliche moodiness can happen for me too. PMS is not just a woman being snippy to people for one day a month. It can feel pretty horrible on a physical level as well as emotionally. I’m so happy those months when my PMS lasts only a couple of days instead of a full week.
Madmen had an episode where Sally got her period for the first time while sneaking off to the museum with a boy. She was so freaked out she ditched the boy and rushed home to her mother’s for comfort.
Modern Family had an episode where all the Dunphy women had their period at the same time. It focused on how the men of the family were bothered by the women’s moodiness.
There is a tv trope of a woman’s period being an inconvenience to the men in her life or a source of humor and not really much of a focus on how symptoms other than moodiness and how they make the woman feel.