2015 - United States

A hilarious and heart-warming glimpse into the quirky world of retail - where laughter, love, and life lessons collide

Superstore review by Steven Hardy

Superstore, an NBC comedy series from the USA (available in the UK on Netflix), invites viewers to step into the colourful and chaotic world of Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store teeming with eccentric employees and offbeat situations. Created by Justin Spitzer, the show offers a delightful blend of humour, relatable characters, and memorable moments that are guaranteed to leave you laughing and craving more. With its sharp wit, engaging storylines, and undeniable charm, Superstore has quickly become a beloved sitcom for fans of all ages.

Set within the vibrant aisles and break rooms of Cloud 9, the series chronicles the lives of a diverse group of employees as they navigate the challenges, joys, and absurdities of working in retail. The series deftly balances humour and heart, exploring the bonds of friendship, workplace politics, and the ever-changing landscape of modern consumerism.


The quirky cast of Cloud 9 employees are led by the store's well-meaning but often clueless manager, Glenn (Mark McKinney), and the dynamic duo of Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman), whose will-they-won't-they romance adds a delightful layer of tension and humour to the series. The show's ensemble cast also includes a host of memorable characters, such as the fiercely competitive assistant manager Dina (Lauren Ash), the lovable but clueless associate Garrett (Colton Dunn), and the ever optimistic and eccentric employee, Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom).

One standout episode sees the Cloud 9 staff banding together to tackle an epic store-wide sale, resulting in a chaotic and uproarious adventure that showcases the team's camaraderie and resilience. This memorable instalment perfectly encapsulates the show's ability to blend humour, heart, and relatable workplace situations into a seamless and enjoyable viewing experience.

Another notable episode delves into the complexities of office romance, as Amy and Jonah navigate their feelings for one another amidst the pressures and expectations of their co-workers. This heartfelt and humorous exploration of love and friendship further solidifies the show's status as a must-watch sitcom.


But the real magic of Superstore lies in its diverse and endearing cast of characters, each with their own unique quirks and perspectives. Their undeniable chemistry and comedic timing create a dynamic viewing experience that keeps audiences engaged and invested in their stories. As the characters face the challenges and triumphs of life in retail, their relationships evolve and grow, resulting in a heart-warming and genuine portrayal of friendship and camaraderie. Boasting engaging storylines, relatable characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, the show is a must-watch for sitcom enthusiasts and anyone seeking a light-hearted break from daily life.


Throughout the series, the eccentric Cloud 9 team finds themselves in a myriad of comical and peculiar situations, from workplace dynamics and interpersonal relationships to social issues and current events, from managing demanding customers to dealing with the highs and lows of in-store promotions and corporate politics. The unique personalities and interactions of each character add depth and authentic charm to the show.  From handling store-wide pandemonium to exploring the complexities of workplace relationships, Superstore consistently provides entertaining and heart-warming content. The series skilfully blends comedy, social commentary, and heartfelt emotions, ensuring that each episode is both engaging and thought-provoking.

Besides its comical situations and clever dialogue, "Superstore" excels at showcasing the resilience and humanity of its characters as they navigate the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives. These relatable and touching moments add depth and resonance to the series, solidifying its status as a beloved comedy gem.


With its mix of humour, warmth, and memorable characters, "Superstore" offers a delightful glimpse into the challenges and rewards of working in retail. The series serves as a testament to the power of friendship and the importance of finding laughter and connection amid life's obstacles. Whether you're an avid sitcom fan or simply in need of a light-hearted pick-me-up, Superstore is a binge-worthy show.

With its perfect mix of wit, warmth, and memorable moments, "Superstore" is a heart-warming homage to the world of retail and the people who make it come alive. The series embraces the power of friendship, determination, and laughter, reminding us that even the most ordinary situations can be transformed into something extraordinary. So, grab a shopping cart and prepare to embark on a side-splitting and endearing adventure through the aisles of Cloud 9, where the unexpected is always waiting just around the corner.

Published on April 3rd, 2023. Written by Steven Hardy for Television Heaven.

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