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Old 10-02-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Suburgatory: Season One Thread

[Housekeeping note: It's clear there won't be any threads for this show unless someone creates a Season Thread. It's been three days since the Pilot. So with apologies to those who don't like them.]

I liked this. It's rare to like a sitcom pilot, they usually take a few eps to catch on, to gell. But the writers spent maybe one segment with setup, then it's off to the races. (It is a fairly simple concept--fish out of water.)

The two leads are great, really like the daughter. Cheryl Hines is good. Please don't make the suburbanites too cartoony, I could see that becoming tiresome.

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Old 10-02-2011, 09:28 AM   #2
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It took 5 minutes to give up on this show.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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I thought it was pretty funny.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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I liked it also. I like Jeremy Sisto, Alan Tudyk, and Rex Lee so that made setting up a season pass an easy decision.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:24 AM   #5
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Actually - of all the new comedy shows that I have seen so far this fall season -
THIS has been my favorite.

Sisto really annoyed me on L&O - so was surprised to see how much I liked him.

I think it's a great cast great writing - and thankfully no canned laughter.


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Old 10-02-2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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Surprising there was no thread. It's been given a lot of positive comments in other sitcom threads.

I think it shows promise.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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We liked it so far.

Cheryl Hines was on Chelsea Lately the other night and her TV daughter was in the audience. Chelsea said "That's not your real daughter. You can't take her everywhere!"

Cheryl also called Jeremy Sisto a DILF.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #8
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Thought it was good too. For some weird reason I find the girl reminds me of Reese Witherspoon.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:42 PM   #9
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I didn't like the first episode at first. By the end I was liking it. I've read some reviews that were pretty positive. So, I'll give the show a chance for sure.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:39 PM   #10
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Thought it was good too. For some weird reason I find the girl reminds me of Reese Witherspoon.
She kind of reminded me of Emma Stone in Easy A. The actress was very good.

Looks like it is a fun show and is definitely a season pass for me.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:48 PM   #11
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I kinda liked it, it will be interesting to see where it goes.

One thing I noticed right away is that it is filmed in LA and not NY.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #12
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I like it. It is a nail in lthe coffin for Free Agents from me.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:29 AM   #13
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I liked it. A keeper for me!
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:31 AM   #14
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I like it. It is a nail in lthe coffin for Free Agents from me.
I like this show and Free Agents. Hope both of them make it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:07 AM   #15
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I liked it, except for Cheryl Hines. She annoys me so much.
When she wasn't on-screen I was enjoying it, so I will stick with it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:51 AM   #16
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I liked it enough to give the 2nd episode a chance. After that, we'll see...
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:57 AM   #17
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Did not like it that much, but I'm giving it a chance. I enjoyed some of the concepts, but something was off in the tone/execution. I think the narration perhaps is not a good idea for this show.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:06 AM   #18
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I thought it was pretty good for a pilot. I might get tired of it eventually, but for now, it's a keeper.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #19
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Surprising there was no thread. It's been given a lot of positive comments in other sitcom threads.
Sometimes shows can be fun and satisfying, and yet people feel they don't have much to say about them.

So I can understand why there are a lack of threads about any show, no matter how good or bad.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:47 AM   #20
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She kind of reminded me of Emma Stone in Easy A. The actress was very good.

Looks like it is a fun show and is definitely a season pass for me.
Agreed on all points.
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:50 PM   #21
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Law and Order! Thank you. I'm too lazy to look these things up myself--that's why I come here. I like him and the daughter. The blonde woman not so much.

I can't believe she really liked that bra......
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #22
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I'm a tomboy, even to this day, and I liked the bra.

It wasn't bad. And because it's in a hole between The Middle and Modern Family, I'll keep it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:15 PM   #23
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I like pink, but if they keep it up on this show I'm soon going to be hating pink. Other than the pink O.D., I really enjoyed the show.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #24
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I watched this yesterday.. Thought it was fairly funny, though not sure if I'll keep watching it (lots of other existing shows to watch, plus it being centered around a teen girl).

Though it does remind me how old I am. Jeremy Sisto used to play "the young guy" in shows, now he's the father!
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:35 PM   #25
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I watched this yesterday.. Thought it was fairly funny, though not sure if I'll keep watching it (lots of other existing shows to watch, plus it being centered around a teen girl).

Though it does remind me how old I am. Jeremy Sisto used to play "the young guy" in shows, now he's the father!
Hell I remember him playing Kevin Kline's son in the movie Grand Canyon in 1991. 20 years ago.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:47 PM   #26
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I liked it. I'll keep watching for now.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #27
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I really liked the pilot. The girl definitely has an Emma Stone in "Easy A" vibe to her. And any time I can see Alan Tudyk on TV it makes me happy.

One little thing that bugged me: they're supposed to be in Jersey, right, given that Google Earth flyover from Manhattan? So why does Cheryl Hines have a southern accent?
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:39 PM   #28
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Hell I remember him playing Kevin Kline's son in the movie Grand Canyon in 1991. 20 years ago.
Wow, ok, I remember watching that movie.. (and I remember someone made fun of me because it was an "old people's movie".. I was in my early 20s at the time)

I'm thinking of actually fairly recent stuff.. I'm not checking imdb at the moment, but he was on an NBC kidnapping show ("Kidnapped"?), and I think he was on Six Feet Under...
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OK, I did check imdb for one thing, but it doesn't have the info.. How old is the actress who plays the daughter? (One person in the threads thought she was "a 30 year old playing a 15 year old".. I think she looks age appropriate.)
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