I tuned in to the new NBC comedy Superstore out of curiosity. I really like America Ferrera & Ben Feldman, and the first two episodes show promise. There were several times I actually laughed out loud because I know these people. The characters are very likeable and relatable. I know several people who have worked in superstores from Fred Meyer to Target. You can easily tell the ones who are fresh on the floor and the ones who have been there entirely too long.
In this series, Amy (Ferrera) is one of the employees who has been there too long. So long in fact, she doesn’t even wear her own name tag because she doesn’t want the customers to address her by her name as if they were friends. I understand. I do it to employees all the time.
The show is a bout a superstore in a strip mall but I have some serious concerns if it is going to make it in the new era of television where everything is bigger, badder, bolder and catchier. This is a simple show about regular ole people who work in a job and in a town they wished they could leave.
The series will premiere in its regular Monday at 8:00 pm timeslot on January 4, 2016. I say give it a go, it is good clean fun.