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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Secrets and Spies”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – In its first season, Superior Donuts has revealed itself to be a lazy show relying on cheap sentimentality, with an unwillingness to actually engage with any of the issues it brings up. Why should the finale be any different?

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Art for Art’s Sake”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – Superior Donuts delivers a dull episode heavy on cheap sentimentality and light on jokes that completely wastes the comedic talents of guest star Cedric the Entertainer.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Wage Against the Machine”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – This week was one of the better episodes of Superior Donuts. It wasn’t ambitious or hilarious, but it was entertaining. Franco takes a job as Fawz’s assistant in order to make some extra cash.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Painted Love”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – It’s another muddled, misguided attempt to address gentrification on Superior Donuts, resulting in an episode with many issues the show’s writers seem ill-equipped to handle.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Get It, Arthur”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Superior Donuts hits a low point, with a boring episode plagued by lazy writing, barely discernible attempts at jokes, and an ill-advised attempt to add depth to a character mainly used for easy comedic relief.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Man Without a Health Plan”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Franco gets injured on the job, but can’t afford to see a doctor. There’s some funny moments, but the show’s reliance on low-brow humor and insistence on going for the most obvious joke possible makes it a very disposable half-hour.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “The Amazing Racists”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Superior Donuts tries to teach a lesson on unconscious racial bias. It’s hard to fault a show with such good intentions, but in its attempt to be inoffensive, it created a muddled, boring mess.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS: “Arthur’s Day Off”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Superior Donuts delivered one of its funniest episodes yet, leaving behind the social critiques for a straightforward, amusing plot involving Franco running the store while Arthur takes his first day off in three years.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS: “Takin’ It to the Streets”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – This week’s episode has good intentions, as the show addresses racism and xenophobia once Fawz’s dry-cleaners is vandalized with an anti-Arab message, but is hindered by lazy jokes and inconsistent characterization.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Trust Me”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – This week’s episode highlighted the show’s problems—Arthur and Franco’s inconsistent relationship, the underdeveloped minor characters, and the tired humor. It’s four weeks in and there’s no signs of improvement.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Crime Time”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Superior Donuts tries to teach a lesson this week, but ends up delivering its weakest episode so far. Arthur buys a gun to protect himself, prompting Franco to teach him that guns are bad. It’s an obvious message and the jokes aren’t any better.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “What’s the Big Idea?”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Franco invents a new donut flavor that has hipsters lining out the door, making Arthur question whether or not he can keep up in a changing world. It’s funny enough, but the show’s reliance on stereotypes is already wearing thin.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS: “Pilot”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – CBS’s new sitcom, centering on a millennial artist (Jermaine Fowler) who teams up with an aging donut shop owner (Judd Hirsch) to help keep his business current in a gentrifying neighborhood, premiered tonight, with an uneven but promising episode.

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