TV Fall Premieres 2019 – Pilots I’m Watching– MINI REVIEWS: “Sunnyside”

Michael Schur is a producer, Morgan Sackett is a producer, David Miner is a producer. IT’S THE WHOLE TEAM! The team that brought to you Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place.

Castin by Allison Jones.

Kal Penn is in it.

One of the most, if not THE MOST, diverse cast in television.

… No other words are needed. Goodbye!

Okay, I’m almost, sort of, kind of, but not really joking. While these were the main reasons I was vehemently interested in this, I actually really enjoyed it.

Sunnyside is about Garrett, a former city council member who was voted out for being an incompetent, arrogant, selfish and inconsiderate public official.

In the heart of Queens, he finds a group of people who are trying to become American citizens: there are people from all parts of the world, with all different kinds of background: a DACA recipient from Moldova, a surgeon from Ethiopia who is now a cab driver, two crazy rich and crazy dumb Asians and a south American woman that seems to have a thousand jobs.

Sunnyside (2019)

Despite the producers and creators behind it, this show feels miles away from “Parks and Recreation”‘s morality and Garrett is the literal opposite of Leslie Knope.

While Leslie was a firm believer in government, Garrett’s disillusionment and carelessness make up for an interesting journey into the character’s personality and what brought him here.

Although some played-out skits and comedy bits do not go unnoticed (like him looking around for Hakim cartoon-style) and made me roll my eyes a little bit, I enjoyed it and I will watch it next Thursday.

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