We've all had those loveless, rainy days sitting in front of the tele-box with nothing to do, no errands to run, flicking through countless amounts of channels and landing on shows like New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Girls... Very stereotypical of course, reaching out to the same demographic, like Pokémon to kiddies (or 20+ students…). Based on the names alone, they don't seem to interest us and when we see another installment like Suburgatory, we don't think twice to tune in. Why would we?
Suburgatory tells the story of Tessa Altman (Jane Levy), a teenage girl uprooted from the comforts of her New York upbringing and unwillingly thrust into suburban life after her father, George (Jeremy Sisto) finds an unopened pack of condoms in her room and panics that his daughter is growing up too fast.
The supporting cast includes the amazing Alan Tudyk who you'll recognise as Wash from Firefly and Serenity. Remember Cady's Mum in Mean Girls - Ana Gasteyer has also made it in there, along with Cherl Hines from Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Ugly Truth. There's also some newer and less known talent in the shape of Parker Young who plays Ryan 'The Body' Shay. His on-screen sister Lisa Shay played by Allie Grant (Weeds) and finally Carly Chaikin, who plays the annoyingly dumb but equally loveable Dalia Royce.
I've always said that anything that achieves over a 7 rating on IMDb is worth a watch and Suburgatory remains true with 7.4. However, in my opinion that's quite low for how good it actually is. It definitely deserves at least an 8. I don't think the short trailer does the series justice, so I'll leave you with the first 3 minutes of episode one (below). Enjoy!