Superior Donuts: REVIEW

On Monday's I watch Scorpion and Two Broke Girls. I usually end up turning on the TV early though and watching the line-up from 8pm - on. I'm always up from checking out a new sitcom, as the genre generally is my favorite, but if I'm honest, when I heard about Superior Donuts, I really wasn't sure what to think. Fast foward to now: I can safely say that the show is indeed worth watching.

The show doesn't always make me bust a gut, and at some points, it gets painfully cheesy.

However, it does something surprisingly well that I just simply didn't expect: it handles important, topical, socially-relevant issues within our society. On the outside, it appears to be a simple situational comedy, but underneath: it's teaching lessons and grappling with difficult subjects like racism, hate-crimes, violence, and gentrification.

Sometimes I think that sitcoms are an even better avenue for teaching lessons and handling difficult subject materials than dramas are. Sitcoms allow the heavier subjects to be layered with comedy - cheesy or otherwise. It allows us to examine an issue within society in a way that takes it just a little less seriously and sometimes that can make all the difference.

So - I commend you Superior Donuts! If you keep airing episodes like you have been, I think the show deserves recognition and success!

Superior Donuts airs Mondays at 9/8 central on CBS

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