Go Review – Abbott Elementary

TOP TEACHER: Quinta Brunson stars as Janine Teagues in the mockumentary ‘Abbott Elementary’. Picture: SUPPLIED

Genre: Mockumentary, sitcom

Brilliant scriptwriting, great acting, and perfect comedic timing are only a few things that make award-winning Abbott Elementary one of the best shows to watch on TV.

Quinta Brunson’s brilliant writing skills are brought to life by a talented cast of Tyler James Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, and William Stanford Davis.

The show has consistently entertained audiences with its fresh style of comedy.

Brunson and her team have taken a familiar concept and reintroduced it with an original storyline that feels relatable and genuine.

Abbott Elementary follows a group of teachers at a mismanaged and underfunded school as they face various challenges, both in the workplace and in their personal lives, all while being followed and interviewed by a documentary camera crew. One of the aspects which makes Abbott Elementary so entertaining and relatable is the range of real-life issues incorporated in the storylines, such as the challenges that teachers face due to the US education system, as well as the lengths teachers will go to in order to ensure their pupils don’t feel they are lacking.

The witty dialogue and comedic timing combine brilliantly to ensure many a hilarious and entertaining moment.

The show is currently in its second season, with one episode released weekly.

Season one focused more on establishing the show’s characters and developing the storyline.

Season two seems more personal, focusing more on the teachers’ personal lives and relationships.

The ongoing “will they, won’t they” storyline between Gregory( Williams) and Janine (Brunson) has kept audiences coming back to find out what will happen.

Abbott Elementary is definitely deserving of the seven Emmy Nominations and four wins it received last year.

Abbot Elementary is available for streaming on Hulu and HBO Max.


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