Sunnyside: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Sunnyside

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Sunnyside settles for broad comedy over the specific insights its subject matter craves, shortchanging its superb cast and timely topics in the process.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 29

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 26, 2019

In the premiere, a former NYC councilman finds his calling when he meets a group of immigrants in search of the American dream.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2019

Garrett and Griselda suspect Hakim is involved in something suspicious. Brady takes refuge in Jun Ho and Mei Lin's high society life.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2019

Garrett and the gang race all over the city, desperately trying to locate Drazen. Hakim and Mallory entertain an unexpected guest at her apartment.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2019

Garrett helps Mei Lin and Jun Ho prepare for a visit from their father. Griselda's son, Erik, stages a musical in the bar, much to Hakim and Brady's dismay.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Garrett gives Diana some media training as she tries to pass a new bill. With Brady's help, Hakim finds a creative new way to practice medicine.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2019

Garrett must grapple with friends from his past at the bar's Halloween party, while Mei Lin and Jun Ho feud over the party theme.

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Brady considers revealing his DACA status after his fraternity goes to Cabo. Jun Ho and Mei Lin educate Griselda on the subject of self-care.

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Garrett goes to Staten Island to help cause one of Diana's to pass. Griselda and Hakim help reassure the twins to start getting involved in politics.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2019

Garrett embarks on a listening tour and considers running for office again. A friend comes back to the group.

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Cast & Crew

Dianna Maria Riva
Griselda
Kal Penn
Garrett Modi
Kiran Deol
Mallory Modi
Poppy Liu
Mei Lin
Ana Villafañe
Diana Barea
Giannina Toaxen
Lyudmila Barbu
Tudor Petrut
Drazen Barbu
Mike Millan
Erik
Paul Jurewicz
Rembus Tangelo
Thomas Ohrstrom
Heinrich
Monica Garcia
Rolanda Snudds
Drew Brooks
Andy Frong
Deb Hiett
Kathy Lampferdt
David Miner
Evan Waite
Paymen Benz
Daniel Klein
Polina Diaz
Andy Gosche
Heather Jack
Ayo Edebiri
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Critic Reviews for Sunnyside Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Sunnyside (sort of) gets a closeup in this big-hearted sitcom. It's the sitcom part that's the problem, at least in Thursday's pilot.

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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As a depiction of activism and making change, the promising Sunnyside pilot makes a strong case that it begins with one's neighbors, and builds out a neighborhood well worth watching.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The pilot has some of the loose rhythm of "Parks and Recreation" but not much of the cleverness. Garrett's shallowness is shallowly drawn, and the study group he reluctantly takes on feels like a holding cell of immigrant clichés.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

If Sunnyside leans into spontaneity and surprises-just as Community quickly turned away from Britta and Jeff to focus on the most chemistry-laden couple on the show, Troy and Abed-then it could evolve into a show worth sticking with.

Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Sunnyside, named after an ethnically diverse district of Queens, is forced, shallow and only mildly funny.

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's also well intentioned, but on the earnest side.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Ambitious immigration comedy has charm, diverse cast.

Oct 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's still disappointing to see the young comedy flailing to figure itself out, a painful process "Dr. Potato" never finds a remedy for.

Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Sunnyside is painfully conservative, which is a shame.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite Modi's manic presentation, Sunnyside resembles nothing so much as a 30-minute public-service spot for Catholic Legal Services or some other pro-bono law firm.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Just like most shows produced by Schur, there are rapid-fire jokes and throwaway lines that are often funnier than the jokes, but the characters giving them are given an opportunity to not just be joke machines but full-formed characters.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Timeliness doesn't guarantee hilarity, and Penn's bland characterization of this jerk isn't helped by bouncing off the broad cultural stereotypes of his students.

Sep 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sunnyside: Season 1

  • Dec 03, 2019
    Absolutely hilarious. It was a mistake to cancel this show
  • Nov 19, 2019
    It's bad. Real real bad. I got a couple eps in but then I couldn't watch anymore.
  • Nov 09, 2019
    This show is actually hilarious. The two twins are incredibl
  • Nov 02, 2019
    Boring, not funny at all. Cheesy hack "comedy".
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Great to see a show with diversity, a current topic with comedic overtones, yet seems to stay clear of being political. I'm interested to see the characters develop. Seems like it could become a multicultural version of that old (but great) show Cheers. Kal Penn always delivers off-beat comedy with his matter of fact style.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    It's a feel good comedy that deals with immigration and friendship. The episodes get funnier as the show finds its feet and the ensemble cast is really good. Definitely worth sticking around for.
  • Oct 04, 2019
    Sooo bad. Unfunny. Seemed like it was from the 80's.
  • Oct 04, 2019
    The pilot was good, but the second episode is super funny. Excited to see how it develops.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    The show started out so stupid I stopped watching before the 1st commercial break.
  • Sep 27, 2019
    Absolutely abysmal...there was nothing redeeming about it and I failed to laugh a single time, unfortunately. I will not be continuing with this one because it was a complete turnoff episode, and I am glad it did not wait to be so terrible so I was not invested when deciding to nix it from my weekly list.

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