There’s no doubt about it, Superstore is one of my favorite comedies on TV. If you’re not watching this marvelous sitcom, now’s the time to get hooked.
A Special Setting
The beauty of the show lies in its setting. Every episode takes place inside a fictional hypermarket known as Cloud 9, and that localized setting means the show’s whacky cast of characters get to interact often instead of being thrown off to deal with random disconnected subplots. Every single script is impeccable (especially in season three), constantly envisioning new hysterical scenarios that collide in epic fashion. I can’t remember the last time Superstore had a weak episode, and that’s all thanks to its simple yet simultaneously innovative premise.
A Killer Staff
There’s no doubt about it: Superstore‘s lineup of characters is one of the finest on TV. It’s not just the regulars that are kickass (Garrett, Matteo, Glenn, Cheyenne and the rest are all funny in their own way), but even supporting cast members like Sandra and Justine are equally potent in their hilarity. In fact, many members of the show’s cast often only have a line or two in dialogue, but they’re never less than hilarious. Former Ugly Betty star America Ferrera is saddled with the least exciting role (probably because she doesn’t have that many crazy quirks like the rest of the gang), but she grounds everything beautifully. Hey, somebody has to balance out all the nutty developments!
Clouds & Pieces
– I love when the show does brief cutaways to some random shopper doing something strange (yet bizarrely relatable) in the store. I wish someone would compile them all into one epic video .
– Sandra and Carol’s rivalry continues to be a highlight. I hope it carries on for many seasons.
– The writers did a terrific job of dragging out Jonah and Amy’s will-they-or-won’t-they dynamic. The addition of Kelly was also perfect.
– I don’t think I will ever get over Mark McKinney’s voice as Glenn. He deserves an Emmy for the role. Actually, the entire cast does.
– Dina carrying Glenn’s baby was just insane enough to work as a subplot. Lauren Ash can do no wrong.
– I miss Myrtle. That is all.
– The introduction of Jerusha, Glenn’s wife, definitely lived up to the hype. Definitely!
There’s no other comedy like Superstore. Sharp scripts and lovable characters make this one brilliant sitcom.