After seeing commercials for Suburgatory, it didn’t necessarily look like a show I would normally watch. I was waiting for Modern Family to come on the other week and I had some time to kill so I thought I’d give this new show a shot. I’m glad I did because I’ve added Suburgartory to my Fall TV lineup after watching the first episode.
Suburgatory is about a girl, Tessa Altman (Jane Levy), who moved from New York City to a less-than-ideal suburb because her dad, George (Jeremy Sisto), forced her to after a frightening discovery. Tessa is finding it hard to get along with the natives because she, and her dad, couldn’t be more different from them. The town is full of nosey housewives with their odd family members. None of these suburbanites seem to have any sort of filter, which is something Tessa and George are gonna have to get used to.
Jane Levy plays a great pained high school teen and I love her on-screen relationship with Jeremy Sisto. My favorite housewife so far is Dallas Royce (Cheryl Hines)… she seems to be the most normal out of the women, but she still has her fair share of inappropriate moments. Carly Chaikin (Dalia, Dallas’ daughter) is hilarious… she’s the stereotypical “cool” girl who was assigned as Tessa’s “buddy” to to show her the ropes of the high school, which she doesn’t do a very good job of. I can’t help but laugh at her unintelligent moments throughout each episode.
If you’re looking for another comedy to watch this fall, definitely check out Suburgatory.