The Complete First Season

DVD - 2012
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George Altman, a single father who decides to get away from New York City to the suburbs so he can give his teenage daughter, Tessa, a better life after he finds an unopened box of condoms in her drawer. However, their move to the suburbs has the daughter wondering if they just entered the world of 'The Stepford Wives' after they see how 'perfect' their new locale is, right down to the neighbors who welcome them into the cul-de-sac.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2012
ISBN: 9780780696525
Branch Call Number: DVD SUBURGATORY
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (473 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Dec 02, 2017

Love this family show some really good laughs couldn't stop watching it.

britprincess1ajax May 09, 2016

There is no greater emigration than the one from the city to the suburbs. While the vice versa alternative thrusts too much on a person, an overwhelming abuse of sight and sound, moving to the suburbs is deprivation to former urban dwellers. It's a headache caused by silence. There are different customs there, a love for town traditions, a support of family values, an abundance of time and space. Say goodbye to the city that never sleeps and hello to the town with a curfew. This is the story of SUBURGATORY. Teenager Tessa is originally from NYC and she's immediately fed up of what she describes as the land of Botox and backstabbers. She misses the pizza. She misses the noise. She even misses the crime. She can't fathom her father being head of the PTA and getting fined for Halloween decorations being too frightening. She didn't leave the Big Apple to go apple-picking. She's constantly trying and failing to escape. So she has to adjust. And the humour is in the observation of human adaptation. Tessa grows but so does the town around her. All of the characters are different in their own way and, coming from a small town, I know these people. I can vouch that they're at least semi-realistic representations. But my favourite is one of the rarest types, a fairly unique character that doesn't fall easily into categorization, and that character is Dallas, played lovingly by Cheryl Hines. She is helpful and inclusive but honest and genuine. She's a species of a different kind compared to the many other mothers infiltrating Tessa and her father George's lives. And for her alone, I could watch all day long. Underrated and unfortunately cancelled, SUBURGATORY deserved far more attention than it received. I recommend it.

Sandrine1949 Jan 02, 2014

... the really exceptional cast will surely allow this series to find its way to excellence. The cast is playing mostly over-the-top neighbors in suburbia ,newly-encountered by a single architect-dad and his bit-too-sophisticated teenage daughter, when they move-away from NYC.
As "baroque" as many of the performances are ( and are meant to be), their silliness is elevated to the near-divine, as sometimes happens when very good actors make the very best of their respective roles.

lasertravis Dec 13, 2012

A mindless, semi-clever mainstream tv comedy. I actually watched this show primarily with my 12 year old daughter, who liked it more than I did. Sort of a guilty pleasure show. I did laugh quite a bit, but not really well written and nothing new or overly interesting in the way of subject matter. I will probably watch season 2 when it's available....with my kid.


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