When you watch NBC’s Superstore, you may feel like “you’ve been there done that”—as a customer, that is, as you get wrapped up in the goings-on at the fabulous, fictional “Cloud 9” store in St. Louis, Missouri.
The show is clever, great fun, and says things out loud that you may be thinking when you shop at a superstore. (I’m not naming names but Cloud 9’s set bears a very familiar blue color.) It’s a single-camera show, with America Ferrera at the helm as producer and star, joined by Ben Feldman, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom, Nico Santas and my two special video guests Lauren Ash and Mark McKinney.
What’s ‘In Store’
I loved the energy and spontaneity of this interview with the wonderfully talented Canadian, Ash, 33, who plays assistant manager Dina, and another of her countrymen, McKinney, 56, who plays store manager Glenn Sturges.
On the show, Glenn wants to be “top dog.” Dina follows the rules, and takes her job very seriously. The pair butts heads over religion and other timely topics. It makes for great repartee within the show and in this short video as Ash and McKinney spar in character.
Both Ash and McKinney say they loved the script immediately, and it shows in their performances. The cast is clearly having a wonderful time.
Let’s get along
The Atlantic calls Superstore “extremely successful as a piece of pop-cultural confectionery… It’s ‘small, easy, and gloriously two-dimensional.’” McKinney has said the comedy is really “human.” You can’t help but embrace this diverse “family” of people who work together—and try to get along together. Well, some of them try…
Don’t miss Superstore on NBC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.