Suburgatory: TV Review

Jane Levy shines as a teenager trapped in the suburbs in one of the biggest surprises of the fall. It’s not often that a comedy pilot that aims for various forms of tone — nuance, snark, sweetness — hits everything just about right. Mostly, that takes some tinkering, into the third or fourth episode. But ABC’s Suburgatory comes out of the gate as one of the biggest surprises of the fall, if mostly because ABC’s development slate was all over the map and creating very little buzz among critics.

But Suburgatory is an interesting little sitcom in that all on its own the show deserves your attention for the merits mentioned above. But it also quite cleverly evokes bits of the shows that come before and after it — The Middle and Modern Family.

That certainly gives it more than a fighting chance this fall. And maybe it was planned that way from the beginning. But so few series created precisely to be companion pieces to existing hits ever get the vibe just right. Not only does Suburgatory click on a number of different levels, it even has a Juno-esque element to it, plus a breakout-worthy star in Jane Levy (Shameless).

The series is essentially a fish-out-of-Manhattan story that quickly transpires when 16-year-old Tessa (Levy) can’t convince her single-parent father George (Jeremy Sisto) that the condoms in her drawer were not actually hers. (They weren’t). George, an architect, seems to have done a pretty remarkable job raising a level-headed if snarky daughter without his wife (who left after the baby was born), but he freaks over the condoms and the notion that Tessa is growing up all too fast in the big city.

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Shameless HD Episode Screencaps

We added 1500+ high definition screencaptures of Jane’s appearance in the Season 1 of Shameless, playing Mandy. We think she did a great job and looked really pretty! Take a look at the screencaps in the Gallery!

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Television > Shameless (2011) > Season 1 > Episode Screencaptures > 1×03 Aunt Ginger
Television > Shameless (2011) > Season 1 > Episode Screencaptures > 1×05 Three Boys
Television > Shameless (2011) > Season 1 > Episode Screencaptures > 1×07 Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband..
Television > Shameless (2011) > Season 1 > Episode Screencaptures > 1×08 It’s Time to Kill the Turtle
Television > Shameless (2011) > Season 1 > Episode Screencaptures > 1×10 Nana Gallagher Had an Affair

LA Opera’s White Night Season Opening Gala

Jane attended the LA Opera’s White Night season opening gala & premiere of “Eugene Onegin” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Appearances > 2011 > SEPTEMBER 17TH – LA Opera’s White Night Season Opening Gala

2011 PaleyFest ABC Fall TV Preview

Jane Levy attended the 2011 PaleyFest ABC Fall TV Preview Panel at the Paley Center for Media on September 10, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. She looked beautiful!

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Appearances > 2011 > SEPTEMBER 10TH – 2011 PaleyFest ABC Fall TV Preview