About the Show
US comedy about an anxious dad who takes his teenage daughter from the mean streets of New York to the clean streets of suburbia in a misguided attempt to protect her from undesirable influences
Series 1 Summary
US comedy about an anxious father who takes his teenage daughter from the mean streets of New York City to the clean streets of suburbia in the mistaken belief that this will protect her from undesirable influences, starring Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy.
Episode 1 - Pilot
George Altman is a handsome architect in his late 30s and father to teenager Tessa. They live together in New York City, where Tessa is perfectly at ease navigating the urban jungle she grew up in.
But when George discovers an unopened packet of condoms in his daughter's room, he does what any single father would do: he panics and transports Tessa from the mean streets of the city to the clean streets of suburbia in the mistaken belief that this will protect her from undesirable influences.
Tessa is forced to negotiate a brand new world of perfect homes with manicured lawns, overly friendly suburban moms and their blonde, bronzed teens, whiter-than-white teeth, lashings of lip-gloss, and trips to the country club and the shopping mall.
Trapped behind the endless white picket fences of the 'burbs, the indie kid is in her own unique version of hell. Forget purgatory - this is Suburgatory.
Episode 2 - The Barbecue
The Barbecue: George caves in to social pressure and prepares to host a barbecue, but Noah can't resist helping out by lending him a state-of-the-art, gas-powered grill.
Episode 3 - The Chatterer
The Chatterer: Tessa helps Malik with the school newspaper, which they revamp from a dull bulletin that nobody reads into a tabloid-style scandal sheet full of gossip.
Episode 4 - Don't Call Me Shirley
Don't Call Me Shirley: When Sheila Shay's collection of Shirley Temple dolls is stolen, the entire community is thrown into a panic, including Dallas and Dalia.
Episode 5 - Halloween
Halloween: George's attempts to decorate the front garden for Halloween are thwarted by the Neighbourhood Association, headed by Dallas, who hates the spooky celebration.
Episode 6 - Charity Case
Charity Case: Tessa organises a school assembly on the topic of 'giving something back', but the student body's notion of what charitable giving means differs from hers.
Episode 7 - Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen: Tessa allows Dalia to plan a lavish 16th birthday party for her when she discovers that Dallas can arrange for her favourite band to perform at the event.
Episode 8 - Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: Sad that she is stuck in the suburbs at Thanksgiving while George is working in the city, Tessa asks Dallas to drive her to New York for a girls' day out.
Episode 9 - The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker: When George breaks up with his New York girlfriend Zoe, Tessa overhears him, blames herself for the demise of the relationship and plots to revive it.
Episode 10 - Driving Miss Dalia
Driving Miss Dalia: When Tessa passes her driving test on her first try, Dalia - who has failed to get her licence seven times - bribes her 'friend' to drive her around.
Episode 11 - Out in the Burbs
Out in the Burbs: Mr Wolfe asks Tessa to show new student Josh around the school. She soon becomes convinced he's gay when, in fact, he's an undercover narcotics officer.
Episode 12 - The Casino Trip
The Casino Trip: George wins a trip to Atlantic City and asks Noah, Fred, Tom and Alex to go with him for the weekend. Tessa tries to get to know Scott a little better.
Episode 13 - Sex and the Suburbs
Sex and the Suburbs: When George sees the condoms that Lisa gave to Tessa, he frets about his daughter becoming sexually active but finds it hard to talk to her about it.
Episode 14 - The Body
The Body: Tessa runs for Student Body President in an effort to prevent the introduction of more gym classes, and Ryan confides in George when he loses a wrestling match.
Episode 15 - Fire with Fire
Fire with Fire: Dallas begins spending a lot of time with her good-looking younger boyfriend Yoni. This causes tension with George, who thinks Yoni is too young for her.
Episode 16 - Poetic Injustice
Poetic Injustice: Fred and Sheila tire of playing croquet with Dallas and an ever-changing parade of her young boyfriends, so they ask George to become her new partner.
Episode 17 - Independence Day
Fed up with having to rely on her father for lifts everywhere, Tessa asks Dallas for a job so that she can afford to buy her own car
Episode 18 - Down Time
Dallas's divorce is finalised but George becomes so unsettled by her behaviour that he takes her out shopping with Noah
Episode 19 - Entering Eden
Entering Eden: When George meets health-conscious Eden at the Chatswin farmers' market, there is an immediate attraction between them. Noah and Jill make an announcement.
Episode 20 - Hear No Evil
Getting serious, George decides that he wants to introduce Eden, guest star Alicia Silverstone, to Tessa
Episode 21 - The Great Compromise
Tessa struggles to adjust to living with Eden and strongly dislikes the healthy meals that she serves up
Episode 22 - The Motherload
Everybody in Chatswin is celebrating Mother's Day, and Eden frets that Tessa may be feeling left out because her mother isn't around
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