Attention shoppers! ‘Superstore’ has has finally premiered on NBC, and it just might be your new favorite comedy this Winter. The big box store-set sitcom follows a group of bored workers trying to make it through the day, and of course it’s anything but ordinary. Read on for our premiere recap!
If you’ve ever worked retail, you’re going to relate to Superstore hard. The NBC comedy premiered Monday, January 4, kicking off a new season of fresh shows for the network. And this is not one to miss. America Ferrera takes no prisoners as a badass floor manager, who has to guide the very cute guy through his first, bumbling day.
Superstore is from the producers of The Office, so you know straight off the bat that it’s going to be funny. The sitcom’s pilot follows Jonah (Mad Men‘s Ben Feldman), as he starts his first day working for Cloud 9 — you know it’s Walmart, right? — and underestimates how hard it’s going to be. As it turns out, Jonah’s not very good at this at all. He starts the day off on a very wrong foot by accidentally insulting his floor manager, Amy (America), whom he thinks is just a customer, by saying he knows he’s “not the kind of guy who looks like he works in a place like this.” Oh boy.
The rest of the show follows Jonah attempting to please Amy, whom he has a total crush on, but failing miserably at his job. A huge mishap causes him to accidentally mark down all the electronics in the department to 25 cents. You’re reading that right. Obviously, a huge riot occurs once shoppers find out. He attempts to win Amy over by building a giant frowny-face mural out of soda cans, but anyone who wants a root beer in the middle is going to bring that thing crashing down.
What really makes Superstore great is the customers. They’re strange, gross and somewhat idiotic, and every time one is shown, it gets funnier. A toddler sits on her potty in the middle of an aisle in one shot, just totally alone. A woman dead set on buying stool softeners interrupts an in-store proposal. And a pack of elderly people in hover rounds glide through the store to the Jurassic Park theme. They do move in herds! CLICK HERE to buy the pilot episode!
There’s some great potential here, and we can see it getting better! HollywoodLifers, did you watch Superstore? Tell us what you thought in the comments!