Superstore

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  1. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    As the person who started the thread and was surprised how funny it was originally.. I actually think it's gotten a LITTLE bit more generic, but I can't really put it into words how..

    I'm still glad it was renewed. I liked that they showed a whole bunch more (silent) workers, more than they usually show. Like 5 people running the whole store (which is the impression you'd usually get) is kind of silly.

    That sounds way more negative -- I still laugh at it a lot, and it's one of the shows I watch usually the same night (though mostly because I'm recording it in HD and NBC's recordings are by far the most gigantic).. Though they did seem to do a bit 180 to make America Ferrarra's character married. They made no statement of that in the first couple of eps, right?
     
  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    She has been married from the beginning.
     
  3. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    I appreciated the casting and the references to St Louis suburbs I knew well.

    The rest was turd-like.
     
  4. realityboy

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    Yep. At the end of the first episode, she's putting her ring on as she's leaving.
     
  5. Family

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    Count me as liking it. This show and The Grinder are two new sitcom hits in our house.
     
  6. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Glad to hear it is getting a second season after the first was cut from 13 to 11. Not groundbreaking comedy but great to have in our back pocket when we don't have any A+ shows on the TiVo. :up:
     
  7. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

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    it always shocks me a little when I realize I've never heard of a popular show.
     
  8. dthmj

    dthmj Hinky TCF Club

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    I love Superstore!

    Glad it was renewed.
     
  9. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

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    I like a good sitcom. I don't remember even hearing about this show until just now. I'll have to see if I can find a place to watch it from episode 1.
     
  10. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Hulu has them.
     
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Not really THAT popular ratings wise, but enough for NBC to give it another season. I like it too, and it's gotten better as it's gone along. I think when they finally made it more about stuff going on in the store and less about their outside stuff it got funnier. As someone who has had family members work in retail most of my life, and both my wife and younger son working for large big box stores, a lot of it hits home. There's enough "funny" that happens in retail stores that they don't need a crazy white hip hop guy being a major part of the show as he was early on.
     
  12. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    It's ratings really aren't that great, but then NBC is about down to CW levels so it doesn't take much. Having worked in a "superstore" during college I really wanted to like this show. The pilot I thought was pretty good but the next two episodes were really, really bad so deleted it. Recently I watched on Hulu a recent episode (they were trapped in the store all night) and I thought it was marginally better but not enough to start watching again. By the way, I couldn't get past the premise of that one anyway. So what if they were locked in, they could easily just go out the fire exit, they has to be several for a store that size and there is no way by fire code those would ever be locked for someone going out. Yea so the alarm would go off but you simply call 911 and tell them false alarm or if the fire department arrives anyway you again just tell them false alarm. Ugggggg.
     
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Actually, I don't think NBC is that bad anymore. Outside of CBS, the rest of the networks are about the same. CW still lags behind the majors.
     
  14. KDeFlane

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    I found myself cringing at 50% of every episode. The writers made the characters go to extremes that took me out of the moment, but I just shook my head and waited for them to calm down and get back to the sweet core of the stories. It's not a bad show, but it disappointed me by going off the rails every time. Realism is important to me in a sitcom. The lack of realism also made me stop watching "New Girl", too. I had low expectations for "Telenovela" but it turns out to be the most grounded-in-reality comedy of them all. I really hope this renewal for "Superstore" means that "Telenovela" can ride its coattails to its own second season.
     
  15. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Mostly. But also what really counts is the rating in "the demo" which is 18-34, sometimes 18-49. So for example on Tuesdays The Flash on the CW is often the highest rated show *for the entire night* in the demo. Doesn't matter that NCIS has 12 million more people watching, they are all old and don't count in terms of advertising. :)

    So when you see a show on the CW only get 3-4 million viewers, if most of them are in the demo that is actually better then a show with 10 million that are mostly over 50.
     
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    NCIS in the 18-49 demo is still almost double what The Flash is. And The Flash is the exception to the rule for CW.

    Even with that, the ratings system is broken. I think a lot of that is why we are seeing a LOT more low rated shows getting renewed. Either whatever will replace it will probably get similar ratings or there's just nothing else out there.
     
  17. realityboy

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    NBC will most likely finish with the highest 18-49 average this season. Just like it did for the past 2 years. CBS may have the higher viewer totals though.
     
  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    True, most of that though is because of SNF. If you took that out of the equation, not sure if the beat CBS. Still, when you consider where NBC was a few years ago, it's nice turnaround.
     
  19. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Didn't NBC say it was the highest rated new sitcom or something like that? Without _too_ many qualifiers?
     
  20. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Maybe highest rated new sitcom for them. LOL The quote I read was "NBCÂ’s most-watched rookie comedy in two years." So in other words cancelled at pretty much any network, but NBC is such a wasteland that pretty much anything can get renewed.

    This weeks ratings were 4.7 million viewers and a 1.4 in the demo. That's pretty much Flash levels with a few more total viewers.
     

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