Jeremy Sisto’s New TV Show – Suburgatory

I’ve stated before that Jeremy Sisto is creepy.  He has a new TV sitcom called Suburgatory, so I watched it to see if he was still creepy.  Here are my reactions as I watch it.

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So far it’s a biting commentary on life in suburbia – but it has ALAN TUDYK and I LOVES HIM MY PRECIOUS.

BTW, Cheryl Hines.  Love her.

The teenage female narrator adds a current flavor to the show (in a totally non-current My So-Called Life kind of way) and the narrator character is not TOTALLY irritating.  Or maybe she is.

OK, it’s a commercial break, so I’ll take a chance to comment re:  the creepiness of Jeremy Sisto.  He is certainly not as creepy as in Hideaway (not a Satan worshipper, so therefore a no-brainer there) but I can’t shake the residual creepiness because of his work on Six Feet Under.  What if this was a sitcom that was an offshoot of that show?

“Honey, your Mom wandered off a long time ago.  It’s because it turns out she’s your uber-smart but maladjusted AUNT, my sister who I’m in love with.”

Red Bull, apparently, is a sponsor of this show.

See?  He just did stabby motions.  Still creepy.

The show is obviously a mockery of suburban life and suburban values, based on appearances and financial gain.

Cheryl Hines said “Ute-tay-tay” in reference to her neighbor’s uterus.  The creepiness is spreading.

Shout out or mockery of GLEE! with the snapping and the guy in the wheelchair?

Yay Allie Grant!  I love her on Weeds.

Allie Grant

Apparently they have already wrapped taping on at least 8 episodes of this show, according to IMDB.  Will it get worse or better?  My bet is worse, but BETTER, because of the creepiness.  They’re trying to put Jeremy Sisto in a lovable, single Dad, Tom Hanks-type of role, and it clearly isn’t going to work, though I do find myself falling into the hypnotic thought that “maybe he won’t be so creepy.”  Or, maybe other things about this show will be creepier.  Because Cheryl Hines?  She can be creepy when she wants to.

They just said “Vagitarian.”

So “George,” Jeremy Sisto’s character, just pulled up and creepily picked up the daughter character.  But now he’s all freaked out by the Junior’s department at the mall.

Cheryl Hines – her character is over-the-top.  Time will tell if it ends up being hilarious and brilliant, or just stupid.

This is lame.

FYI, the EOnline poll shows 55% of readers saving this show.  Things have gone downhill, for sure.  Or not.  Maybe I’m not giving this a fair shot.

OK, the passive aggressive reference books bit was kind of funny.  And Jeremy Sisto is slightly less creepy with the stupid Van Dyke facial hair.

Cheryl Hines’s lines in this show are crazy.  She brings a bra to the bra-deficient main character, who I’m having hard time accepting as a protagonist.  But, the show is attempting to end on a philosophical and heartfelt note.

But, I think the watering of lawns was a sexual reference.

And, they brought the overly-forward waitress on to offset the creepiness of Jeremy Sisto.  So far, I think they may be successful.  Let’s check back DVR-style next week to see if the show solidifies and becomes something.

To sum up:

Creepy Jeremy Sisto moments:  at least 4
Red Bull Plugs:  at least 3
References to Lady Parts:  at least 3
Accusations of Lesbianism:  at least 5
Gangster Rap moments:  at least 2

Further thoughts:  I, in no way whatsoever, am able to relate to teenagers or TV teenagers anymore.  What does that say about me?

CHRISTINA RICCI HAS A TV SHOW?  What is UP with that?

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5 Responses to Jeremy Sisto’s New TV Show – Suburgatory

  1. Melissa Hill says:

    This should be good reading!

  2. Johanna says:

    I was surprised to find that I liked Suburgatory. Some of the jokes are obvious, but the lead teenager brings an Easy A feel to the show, and I liked that movie a lot. (Did you see it?) As for Sisto, I just rewatched Clueless a couple of weeks ago, and it was really weird to see him go from slimy overprivileged high schooler to caring befuddled dad in that short a time.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for commenting you two, and thank you Melissa for getting me to blog when I have been feeling so guilty about neglecting this site. I miss it. I promise I’ll get more clever when I’m not totally exhaustipated.

  4. Melissa Hill says:

    We will tune in for the progress. I thought seeing him in a nOn creepy role would be like seeing Clint Eastwood sing in Two Mules
    Just too out of the box. Bur let’s give him points for trying.

  5. Jeni says:

    As long as Alan Tudyk is on this I will watch it. I love him, but in a non-dangerous stalker way. :). Although I have to admit that the neighbors creep me out. I guess that is the point.

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