Single father George only wants the best for his 16-year-old daughter, Tessa. So when he finds a box of condoms on her nightstand, he moves both of them out of their apartment in New York City to a house in the suburbs. But all Tessa sees is the horror of over-manicured lawns and plastic Franken-moms. Being in the 'burbs can be hell, but it also may just bring Tessa and George closer than they've ever been.
Tessa (Jane Levy) and George (Jeremy Sisto) have been on their own since Tessa's mom pulled a "Kramer vs Kramer" before Tessa was even potty trained. So far George has done a pretty good job of raising Tessa without a maternal figure in their lives, but suddenly he's feeling a little out of his league. So it's goodbye New York City and hello suburbs. At first Tessa is horrified by the big-haired, fake-boobed mothers and their sugar-free, Red Bull-chugging kids. But little by little she and her Dad begin finding a way to survive on the clean streets of the 'burbs. Sure, the neighbors might smother you with love while their kids stare daggers at your back, but underneath all that plastic and caffeine, they're really not half bad. And they do make a tasty pot roast.
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I must admit this show has mostly caught my eye because of its cast. I loved Jeremy Sisto on Six Feet Under, Allie Grant on Weeds and Alan Tudyk on Firefly and Dollhouse. Similiarly, I also enjoyed Jane Levy in her recurring role on Shameless earlier this year and additionally Ana Gasteyer appears in a recurring role. So far, it has gotten positive feedback and the trailers don't make the show look bad. I'm looking forwards to its premiere. I'm not sure though if the show can tell us something about living in the Suburbs that American Beauty, Weeds or Desperate Housewives have not already covered.
Edited by Nosleepforme, Sep 11, 2011 @ 4:33 AM.