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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Summary: George tries to mend fences with Tessa in the third season of the comedy.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Jan 15, 2014
    The show may have been simplified due to budgetary concerns, but that makes its core themes shine all the brighter.
  2. Reviewed by: Henry Goldblatt
    Jan 9, 2014
    The performances, as usual, are tops. But the jokes, like some of the cast, seem to have gone missing. [17 Jan 2014, p.62]
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  1. Jan 19, 2014
    With a smaller cast and less subplots, Suburgatory’s third season feels more centered than ever. This season’s storyline is focused on Tessa’s search for home – in the physical sense (Chatswin vs. NYC), the familial sense (Mom vs. Dad), and the personal sense (coping with who she is and who she wants to become). Tactfully, the show combines these profound themes with lighthearted humor to create a comedy that never has a deep sense of urgency but is always moving in a specific direction.
    Tessa’s character continues to shine with tastefully humorous snark, intellectually derived independence, and delicate undertones of feministic empowerment. Due to the newly smaller cast, her benign eye-roll-with-a-smirk personality takes on a greater role than ever before – wonderful news for the viewers who were becoming tired of the show’s growing dependence on stereotype and modern culture gags in the second season. Don’t get me wrong; those jokes are still there. The first episode revels in taking stabs at upper-echelon accountants and twerking, to name a few. However, those jokes are seldom overwhelming and rarely detract from the episode’s progression. In short, Suburgatory's third season fails to disappoint.

    FINAL SCORE: 77.5 (pretty good ---------------o----- excitingly great)

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