Superstore (2015– )
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I mark this show down for two reasons: first, some of the jokes and plot points are a bit cliché. However, there is a lot of new material here as well. My other concern is the fast pace. A fast moving episode is fine, but the first episode seems to lack a plot because there are so many different things going on. I think both issues of these improved with the subsequent episodes.
If you enjoyed The Office or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt, I would definitely consider watching this show. It's got quirky humor and a unique blend of characters. If you like those things, this show may be for you.
First of all Ben Feldman does a great job at portraying the typical American male - who has a bit of fun and slacks off just as much as he goofs around.
America Ferrera is also doing a great job as the possible love interest of our main character.
Then there's an ensemble of other great characters - with very eccentric personalities. Yes this show is stereo typical, yes this show portrays the lower class - but as the show's first joke says, sometimes one doesn't need to judge based on class, rather just sit back and enjoy the show. I think that joke was put in there intentionally - or maybe I'm reading more into it than I should.
Regardless, I've been missing a good new sitcom to fit that style of eccentric humor that was in Parks and the Office. Modern Family is great, but it didn't really hit the same level of weird humor in their characters. I hope this one lasts a few seasons.
Liked it right off. I don't enjoy shows that are weird just for weird's sake. While SUPERSTORE (yeah, it's "Walmart") certainly has its share of quirky characters, (don't like that term any longer really...sounds too "indy") they all ring true. Certain "types" one would expect/dread to find in the workplace are all there, but not stereotypically so. I found myself going "yes, yes!" a couple of times when I saw a "type' introduced that I have worked with. Sure they are exaggerated a bit -- this is TV -- but not to a 'no way!' extent. Best yet, the show has a lot of heart.
Anyway, I didn't expect this to tun into a full-on review, but I guess it did. So glad I 'stayed on'.
PS America Ferrera is one cool chick
This show sort of reminds me of parks and recreations, which I absolutely loved. There are many shows these days that are either dramatic, Sci Fi, which makes for good TV, but a show like this is always needed. This shows is definitely funnier than most new comedy series. I have missed seeing America Ferrara on TV, good to watch her again. For me her character is the most interesting up until now. The creepy guy is very creepy as well, fulfills the description. The only character I do not like is Dina, she is just annoying and too stereotypical.
I would really hate for this show to get canceled. Seems all good comedies are getting canceled these days, while the bad ones get to stay
That said, I really like the way this series has started out ... I more or less equate it with 'The Office' but in a big box store setting. While the main two characters - Amy and Jonah - get the most lines, I find the secondary characters to be quite funny, especially black and disabled Garrett (Colton Dunn), clueless Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom), and military-tough Dina (Lauren Ash). While some of the story lines may SEEM politically correct, there is a clear parodying of the PC culture that I found funny. The writing is not necessarily up there with 'The Office', but it is good, and I laughed out loud several times. It is also at times a little edgier, with comments about both rape and race that wouldn't necessarily be seen on other shows.
If you like 'The Office', 'Parks & Rec', or 'Chuck', you will like this. My fingers are crossed that this one makes it!
Try it out.