Suburgatory: Season 2 (2012 - 2013)

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Season 2
Suburgatory

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Suburgatory's second season continues to cleverly balance its cheesy clichés and suburban spoofs.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 30

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Air date: Oct 17, 2012

In the Season 2 premiere, Tessa comes back to the suburbs after spending the summer with her grandmother in New York City, where she discovered her mother's musical talents, which she hopes to mimic in Chatswin's annual Fall Follies. Meanwhile, Lisa uses a secret about Ryan as leverage against her parents; and Noah and Dallas pull out all the stops in their competition to hire Carmen as a nanny.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2012

Tessa persuades Dalia, Kimantha, Kaitlyn and Kenzie to wear feminist-inspired Halloween costumes, an idea which catches the interest of a notorious local witch named Paula. Meanwhile, George and Noah dress up as each other; and Dallas wants George to be part of her "Barbie and Ken" Halloween.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2012

Lisa helps Ryan pursue Tessa after she feels guilty for not telling him that he was adopted, but Ryan mistakes her generosity for pity that he's seriously ill. Meanwhile, Dallas invites her life coach on her first date with George; and Tessa babysits Opus when Noah and Carmen go to the opera.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2012

Dalia finds a new best friend in her father's fiancée, leaving Kaitlyn, Kenzie and Kimantha behind, but has a hard time dealing with their elopement, so Tessa helps boost her self-esteem and reunite her with her old friends. Meanwhile, Dallas and George's romance intensifies, though it's not exactly what George had in mind.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2012

Tessa wants to spend Thanksgiving in New York City with her mother, who's en route from Berlin, and her grandmother, though the holiday doesn't turn out like she planned. Meanwhile, Dallas recruits George to prepare a feast, but he's going to need help from a professional.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2012

After getting a makeover from Dallas, George is pleased with his new suburban look until some of his friends visiting from New York City consider it-and his girlfriend-as sources of amusement. Meanwhile, Lisa wants to spend time with Tessa with Malik out of town, but their mutual hankering for smoked fish gives Tessa a case of food poisoning.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2012

George grants Tessa's wish to spend Christmas in New York City with her mother, but it's one she begins to regret coming true. Meanwhile, Ryan finds out he was adopted, turning the Shay house upside down; and Dalia's Christmas list includes Carmen.

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Air date: Jan 9, 2013

When Dalia gets a new car for her PSAT performance, Tessa-who is treated to ice cream for hers-becomes obsessed with discovering her score, and ultimately their wounded relationship can only be healed by a hip-hop dance-off. Meanwhile, Noah and Jill want Mr. Wolfe to tutor their baby after a devastating rejection from the best day-care center in town.

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Air date: Jan 16, 2013

Already busy helping Tessa recover from dental surgery, George has to put up with the hysterical behavior of Fred Shay, who hides out in the Altman's basement following a career setback. Meanwhile, Dallas begins to feel insecure about her relationship with George.

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Air date: Jan 23, 2013

George needs some space when Dallas is overenthusiastic about his business, so he persuades Noah and Fred to start a band just for guys, but George breaks his own rule after he hears Sheila sing. Meanwhile, Tessa gets a dose of reality when she dates a football player.

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Tv Season Info

In season two of this crafty comedy, as Tessa spends time away from Chatswin getting to know her recently resurfaced mom (guest star Malin Akerman), George battles a case of empty-nest syndrome.

Critic Reviews for Suburgatory Season 2

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

It's got game, but not much sense.

Aug 15, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lots of location shots give Strike Back an unusually acute sense of realism, and the show wisely spends more time with the boys in the field than with the command unit back home.

Aug 17, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This finale is more about taking action than facing consequences. The fact is Tessa and Ryan and Lisa and Malik are growing up and making decisions that conflict with their parents' values.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It never stands still long enough to bore.

Aug 17, 2012 | Full Review…

The best shoot-'em-up you probably aren't watching.

Aug 17, 2012 | Full Review…

[Suburgatory] has proved to be one of the most clever and careful shows on television.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The idea that one of the better comedies of television is improving is an exciting thing to see. Even Dalia may crack a few smiles over it.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Strike Back is much more than well-choreographed firefights and blood-chilling terrorist atrocities. Where it truly excels is in showing the emotional costs paid by the super soldiers doing their jobs and by the witnesses and/or victims of all the mayhem.

Aug 16, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This is a very tight and well-executed series that embraces action movie cliches as much as it subverts them.

Aug 17, 2012 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

It's the absurdly over-the-top machismo of countless firefights and explosions and high-body-count carnage that makes Strike Back such a cheese-tastic guilty pleasure.

Aug 17, 2012 | Full Review…

It's a show without pretensions. It knows exactly what it is and doesn't apologize for that, but simply aspires to be the best version of itself that it can be.

Aug 16, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Allie Grant is unheralded and stealthily great; her insecure yet wily character, fellow teen Lisa Shay, most successfully unites the satire and the sweetness that the show is often going for.

Oct 17, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Suburgatory: Season 2

  • May 26, 2014
    Una de mis favoritas.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    The second season of ABC's Suburgatory improves upon the first season by having more heart, more sentimentality, better laughs, and better performances from its cast, especially Levy.

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