I was channel surfing tonight when I came across a new show that I haven’t heard anything about, Suburgatory.

The reason I stopped? The title intrigued me, so did the fact that I’d never heard of it, but the real reason I stopped was because there was a familiar, loveable face on the screen – that of Rex Lee (aka “LLOYD!”, Ari’s much abused PA in Entourage). In fairness he wasn’t in it for very long but it was enough of a hook to keep me watching. That, and the fact that Curb Your Enthusiam’s Cheryl Hines also features (she plays one of the popular girls’ mum, and someone who befriends George).

Suburgatory is about a single father, George Altman (Jeremy Sisto, most recently known for his work as Det Cyrus Lupo in Law And Order), who after finding a condom packet in his 16 year old daughter’s room, moves himself and Tessa (Jane Levy, last seen in the US version of Shameless), from the big bad world of Manhattan to suburban New York, or as his daughter refers to it, “Suburgatory”. Typically, suburban life is far different from their city life.

Suburgatory is a stereotypical fish out of water story, which also has a feel of Desperate Housewives about it (early seasons).  The jury is still out on whether this will turn into Must See TV for me. That said, there is a freshness to it, a strong and likeable cast, and it has me intrigued enough to tune in again next week.

Check out the trailer:

Watch Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy talk about Suburgatory:

You can watch Suburgatory 7.30pm Wednesdays on RTE 2.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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