The series premiere of Sunnyside gives a strong basis of American pride but the comedy is a bit light.
When a former city councilman, Garrett Modi, is ejected from his office due to his bad behavior; one of which he’s a hit star on YouTube when he’s caught drunk in front of the police. When he moves in with his sister, he finds a job as an expert in his profession; using his drunk video popularity which was taken photos, selling t-shirts and etc.
It’s when the next gig, Garrett meets with a group of people that are asking for his help to get their citizenship and realize that they’ll pay him for an entire week just to help them study and learn to be an American. After pulling off a couple of days of teaching and having some fun, Garrett learns that one of the group members was arrested by ICE.
Garrett comes to his senses and goes to his successor for help where ICE took their friend. Garrett tells them that he’ll try to help them with what he knows and can learn. After agreeing it seems that this is what the series will be about moving forward.
While the pilot wasn’t the strongest of the new shows so far; it has a good premise with a nice diverse ensemble cast but the writing just doesn’t seem to be there or a lack thereof in the humor department; with only a few scenes that were funny. Overall, I give this episode a 7/10.
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You can catch Sunnyside Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on NBC.