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Season 3, Episode 4 – The season continues to churn out strong jokes, but does one storyline cross into inappropriate territory?
Season 3, Episode 3 – Amy deals with insecurities about parenting in the wake of divorce in an episode that feels more casually funny than usual.
In a good second episode that focuses more on characters than jokes, the store and some of the team still struggle to recover from the tornado devastation.
Season 3, Episode 1 – In the hilarious season premiere, Cloud Nine is reopened for business – we hope.
Season 2, Episode 22 – Superstore ends its great second season with an impressive episode. Relationships are pushed forward when a freak tornado threatens the store, all while the employees are still processing the corporate mandated layoffs.
Season 2, Episode 21 – Superstore stumbles with an uncomfortable episode featuring every character acting like the worst possible version of themselves. Cheyenne gets married and conflicts come to the surface at her wedding.
Season 2, Episode 20 – In the 19th installment of the series “Spring Cleaning” brings back my favorite character Bo back as he has to look for a job at Cloud 9 to make some extra cash to pay for his upcoming wedding.
Season 2, Episode 19 – In another great episode, Glenn brings his foster children to the store, but grows worried when his oldest (guest star Brenda Song) begins flirting with Jonah. Superstore is one of the most consistently funny shows on air right now.
Season 2, Episode 18 – It’s Mateo’s last day before his store transfer, but his undocumented status could hold up the move. Meanwhile, Glenn and Amy confront an online troll leaving the store nasty Yelp reviews.
Season 2, Episode 17 – Amy and Jonah bond this week, making their will-they-or-won’t-they relationship seem more and more like a “they will”. Amy and Jonah help her parents move, while Garrett and Glenn compete for Cloud Nine’s Integrity Award.
Season 2, Episode 16 – A great episode of Superstore shows just how hilarious this show can be when all members of its amazing supporting cast are involved. Secrets are revealed after Amy sees Jeff kissing Mateo.
Season 2, Episode 15 – This week’s episode was funny, but scattered, and relied too heavily on plots the show’s predecessor, The Office, has already tackled. The store’s corporate-controlled heater malfunctions, causing tensions to rise as the temperatures do.
Season 2, Episode 14 – On Valentine’s Day, Amy and Glenn try to set up Myrtle with a seemingly perfect match, while Jonah goes undercover for Dina in hopes of catching a repeat shoplifter.
Season 2, Episode 13 – Jonah’s forced to confront his growing feelings for Amy while Amy and the rest of the store’s female employees go to a “ladies’ lunch” planned by Dina.
Season 2, Episode 12 – Cloud Nine corporate comes to the store to oversee a new product launch, causing Jonah to question whether or not he wants to return to business school and Mateo to struggle to hide the fact that he’s dating Jeff.
Season 2, Episode 11 – After an almost two-month break, Superstore returns with a hilarious episode, as the employees partake in the store’s annual Lost and Found giveaway.
Season 2, Episode 9-10 – In its two-episode fall finale, Superstore hilariously tackles the two things retail workers hate the most: incompetent seasonal employees and the worst night of the year, Black Friday.
Season 2, Episode 8 – Superstore honors Election Day with a pretty hilarious episode, as the store acts as a polling place, leading to a power struggle between Dina and Glenn resulting in them accidentally destroying ballots.
Season 2, Episode 7 – In Superstore’s very first Halloween episode, Dina takes on the case of the missing fruit crate, putting a damper on the holiday by interrogating her fellow employees.
Season 2, Episode 6 – In a rare misstep for a great show, Superstore gives us an average episode that demonstrates just how much this workplace comedy owes The Office. Cloud Nine hosts a dog adoption day, while Amy and Glenn help Cheyenne and Beau with their relationship.
Season 2, Episode 5 – In another hilarious episode, the Cloud Nine staff learn that their beloved spokesman Kyle the Cloud is a crazed cannibal, prompting Glenn to drug test the employees, as he’s convinced marijuana made Kyle do it.
Season 2, Episode 4 – Superstore delivers another hilarious episode as Jonah is forced to work the gun counter despite his objections to guns, Glenn buys all the morning after pills in the store, and Garret, Dina, and Matteo deal with an intruding crow.
Season 2, Episode 3 – The added pressure of a visiting district manager provides for some hilarious situations on Superstore, as Glenn tries to act tough, Mateo tries to make a lasting impression, and Amy tries to cover up the fact that an employee chopped their thumb off on her watch.
Season 2, Episode 2 – Superstore officially returns for its second season with a solid episode that resets the status quo while promising hilarious chaos throughout the season.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Superstore‘s special Olympics episode is a great reminder of what a hilarious show this is, as it touched on important issues with heart, humor, and fun cameos from real Olympians.
What a way to end a season! Superstore expertly balanced absurdity with sincerity in a standout episode that takes on Cloud Nine’s corporate overlords, as the team stages a walkout protesting Glenn being fired over trying to find a backdoor way of giving Cheyenne paid maternity leave.
Superstore is a workplace comedy with a heart, and like all the best ones, it deals with the idea that the people you work with are more than just colleagues—they’re family.
Superstore only has two more episodes left in its trimmed first season, with no word from the network on its renewal status. Both NBC’s The Office and Parks and Recreation had faltering freshman seasons, but grew into their own in their second. Hopefully NBC gives Superstore the chance to do the same.
Superstore continues to shape the characters, their relationships with each other, and our connection to them, but this episode isn’t exactly the strongest of their freshman season — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t enjoyable.
Superstore is rolling along nicely and the show is turning out to be a sweet show with a very strong cast of comedic actors. Like dating, I have reached a point with Superstore, where I am ready to commit. It is the seventh episode, after all.