So surbgatory may sound like your standard teen girl comedy and yes bits of it were pretty old hat but the characters especially in later seasons were what made this such a fantastic show. Tessa was the fun feisty heroine you'd expect but she was more than one note. All the characters were more than they seemed even mean girl Dalia Royce had more going on than just insulting people and looking pretty she got complicated, upset and scared like everyone else. Perhaps it was because Emily Kapnek created it felt so realistic yet hilarious. It felt like a real life of a real girl not a comedy creation designed to fail.
Ok, so an episode outline for those still unconvinced. Tessa meets the new boy and hears him talking about what she believes is him being closeted only he is actually a undercover police man. She traps him in a cupboard he says he hates being stuck in closets. end. Yet actually that episode was hilarious and a really good look at allies and just how funny it can be to have people guess stuff.
See it was this funny absurdist humour that made this show a must watch and so far there just isn't a show that takes it's place. It was a fun girly show exploring really important themes and it did whilst not being ashamed to laugh at itself.
On behalf of all the girls and others out there that laughed and loved with Tessa and the others, Subrgatory good bye.
WE SALUTE YOU