Somebody Somewhere: Full Season 1
March 3, 2022 5:15 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Sam is a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mould. Grappling with loss and acceptance, she discovers herself and a community of outsiders who don't fit in but don't give up.

Somebody Somewhere review – a warm, honest and surprisingly beautiful TV comedy [Guardian]
Review: In ‘Somebody Somewhere,’ Home Is Like No Place [NYT / Archive]
‘I’d rip open my shirt and throw Jack Daniel’s at the crowd’ – how Bridget Everett went from waitress to superstar [Guardian]
Bridget Everett Is Larger Than Life [New Yorker / Archive]
How Bridget Everett, Star of HBO’s ‘Somebody, Somewhere,’ Spends Her Sundays [NYT / Archive]
Jeff Hiller Walks Toward the Light [NYT / Archive]

Episode 1 post.
posted by ellieBOA (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
I’d been meaning to watch this since it came out in January, and the mefi post yesterday finally pushed me to do it, it’s 2.5 hours of TV that were so worth it!
posted by ellieBOA at 5:17 AM on March 3


I loved and felt this so much, all the way down to the dullness of marking standardized tests.
posted by wellred at 6:40 AM on March 3 [1 favorite]


I haven’t finished the season yet—just watched the tornado episode—but I’m loving it. I first saw Bridget Everett when a song from her cabaret show was featured on Inside Amy Schumer, and she’s been the best part of anything she’s been in since. I’m also loving Jeff Hiller—I’d never seen him in a role bigger than a bit part before, but he’s fantastic too.
posted by ejs at 6:54 AM on March 3 [1 favorite]


Bridget Everett Brings Out Her Filthy Side in Somebody Somewhere’s Finale [Vulture / Archive]
Somebody Somewhere’s Jeff Hiller Has Never Played a Character As Likable As Joel [Vulture / Archive]
Murray Hill Is Bridget Everett’s Biggest Fan [Vulture / Archive]
posted by ellieBOA at 8:02 AM on March 3 [2 favorites]


Also as a queer person, I burst into tears at the first episode where she finds community at Choir Practice, queer spaces can be so welcoming and affirming!
posted by ellieBOA at 8:14 AM on March 3 [2 favorites]


I love everything about this show! So sweet and honest… one of my favorite things on television.
posted by pearlybob at 8:53 AM on March 3 [2 favorites]


I loved this. I've been a big fan of Bridget since seeing her cabaret show a few years ago, one where I was dragged into interacting with her. It was a lot of fun. Great to see a show centred around her and partly based on her life. Sweet and sad and fun. Hopefully there are more seasons to come.
posted by crossoverman at 2:15 PM on March 3


I want a Fred Rococo in my life!

And I can't think of a more evil villain in recent years than Charity. Charity. How could you?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:35 AM on March 4


So. Axe throwing in Kansas bars. Who's got some stories?
posted by Paul Slade at 2:49 PM on March 4


It is really astonishing to me that a show can be made in 2022 with this much empathy and generosity of spirit. It feels completely out of some other time -- so much so that I don't even know when that time would have been. I love that it works as an open-hearted character study of the quirky folks lurking at the periphery of every smaller place, while also being made by a who's-who of the boundary-exploding NYC cabaret underground. And Bridget is so inspiring to those of us who have suddenly found ourselves in middle age still carrying our youthful dreams in various degrees of damage and disrepair. We can all be happy. We all deserve it. It's a lovely thing to allow yourself to feel right now.
posted by mykescipark at 5:08 PM on March 4 [4 favorites]


I want a Fred Rococo in my life!

It's Professor Doctor Fred Rococo! But seriously, Fred is such a great character. Everyone needs a Fred Rococo. They left us up in the air regarding Mom. To me it looked like she was already checking for her stashes of alcohol.

I'm so thrilled by these people on the edge who find each other. We live in a small town, the one I grew up in. And we've never felt more isolated. Most of our neighbors are slack-jawed Fox news viewers, especially right next door. There was a Fuck Biden banner hanging in one of the bars downtown. This area wasn't this rampantly regressive when I was younger but it makes me ashamed now. We know a handful of people that are sane but quarantine isolated us all (this county has a 33% vaccination rate). It's half-past time to move, even though we won't get much for this house.
posted by Ber at 10:30 AM on March 5


We were left up in the air with Tricia going to Coop’s house too.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:28 AM on March 6 [1 favorite]


Fred Rococo is pretty cool, but when he pulls a pretzel dog out of his pants, I'm like, ewww, thanks nooo... Oh, Sam don't eat tha... nonono... ok you just ask for bad luck don't you...
posted by 2N2222 at 4:10 PM on March 13


I really, really enjoyed this.

I checked it out primarily because it filmed in my hometown, but I’m glad I did. It was good all around. (Hometown is Chicago suburbs, FYI, not anywhere near Kansas). It was surreal seeing her walk out of my grocery store to where her truck is parked, watch her and Joel attend church where my cousin was Baptized (the only time I’ve seen that stained glass from the inside; from the outside it looms over a Burger King), and see them hover around her sister’s shop a few doors down from my favorite ice cream parlor. Production was going on when we first moved back to town mid-Pandemic, so I didn’t see much evidence of it outside of Facebook chatter, but I’ll enjoy keeping an eye out for it when they start filming S2.
posted by terilou at 6:08 PM on March 14


I loved this so much. It is hard to say why it feels so perfect to me, but it’s just so funny and sad and hopeful and real.

I can’t decide who I like more: Sam, Joel, Fred, or Sam’s dad. It’s just so sad that Mike Hagerty passed away so unexpectedly in real life. From his castmates’ accounts, he was an all around lovely person.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:28 AM on June 4


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