Watch Sunnyside

  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 5.4  (981)

Sunnyside is a refreshing and hilarious new sitcom from NBC, which premiered in September 2019. Created by Matt Murray, the show stars a talented ensemble cast including Moses Storm, Diana-Maria Riva, Kal Penn, Joel Kim Booster, Kiran Deol, Poppy Liu, and Samba Schutte.

The show revolves around Garrett Modi (Kal Penn), a disgraced New York City councilman who finds himself at the lowest point in his life after a scandalous incident involving drugs and prostitutes. Out of options, he stumbles upon a group of immigrants living in Sunnyside, Queens, who need his help in becoming American citizens. Despite being unfamiliar with their cultures and backgrounds, Garrett sees a chance at redemption and decides to become their guide to the American dream.

As he throws himself into the task of helping his new friends become citizens, Garrett is joined by a motley crew of locals who assist him in his quest. Among them are Griselda (Diana-Maria Riva), an eager but bumbling volunteer for a local women's group; Jun Ho (Joel Kim Booster), a young Korean-American who owns a failing business; and Shabbir (Samba Schutte), a recent arrival from Pakistan who is struggling to adapt to American life.

The challenges that Garrett and his team face are numerous and often hilarious, as they navigate the complexities of American bureaucracy and struggle to overcome their own personal obstacles. Along the way, they develop a bond that transcends nationality and race, discovering that despite their differences, they are all essentially in the same boat.

One of the strengths of Sunnyside is its willingness to tackle difficult topics related to immigration and citizenship, while maintaining a light and humorous tone. The show addresses issues such as ICE detention, DACA, and the naturalization process, all while acknowledging the difficulties and frustrations of those who seek to become Americans.

One of the standout characters in Sunnyside is Moses Storm's character, Brady, a lovable stoner who spends most of his time getting high and hiding from his responsibilities. Despite his slacker persona, Brady has a deep bond with Garrett and the rest of the group, and proves to be an unexpected source of wisdom and support.

Overall, Sunnyside is a heartfelt and genuinely funny sitcom that tackles important issues with wit and compassion. Its diverse cast and poignant themes make it a must-watch for anyone interested in comedy that has something to say. Whether you're a fan of Kal Penn from his work on Harold and Kumar or The Big Bang Theory, or just looking for a fresh and entertaining show, Sunnyside delivers.

Sunnyside is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on September 26, 2019.

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Multicultural Tube of Meat
11. Multicultural Tube of Meat
December 5, 2019
Garrett goes on a listening tour and contemplates another run for office. The gang welcomes back an old friend who makes an unexpected decision.
I Don't Know Her
10. I Don't Know Her
November 28, 2019
Garrett heads to the wilds of Staten Island to get one of Diana's bills passed. Hakim and Griselda convince the twins to become politically active.
Sigma Triangle Squiggly Thing
9. Sigma Triangle Squiggly Thing
November 21, 2019
Brady's fraternity decides to take a trip to Cabo, giving Brady a dilemma: Should he tell them about his DACA status? Jun Ho and Mei Lin teach Griselda self-care.
Too Many Lumpies
8. Too Many Lumpies
November 14, 2019
It's Thanksgiving and Garrett and Mallory come to terms with how their parents raised them as first-generation Americans. Brady and Hakim take a trip to the grocery store. Mei Lin and Jun Ho learn about the factory-farming industry.
Pants Full of Sandwiches
7. Pants Full of Sandwiches
November 7, 2019
Griselda runs into marriage trouble when preparing for her spousal green card interview. Brady tries to teach Jun Ho and Mei Lin how to live on a budget. Garrett reconnects with his ex.
6. Skirt-Skirt!
October 31, 2019
Garrett must grapple with friends from his past at the bar's Halloween party. Mei Lin and Jun Ho feud over the party theme.
Schnorf Town
5. Schnorf Town
October 24, 2019
Garrett gives Diana some media training as she tries to pass a new bill; with Brady's help, Hakim finds a creative new way to practice medicine.
4. Mondale
October 17, 2019
Garrett helps Mei Lin and Jun Ho prepare for a visit from their father.
Dr. Potato
3. Dr. Potato
October 10, 2019
Garrett and the gang race all over the city, desperately trying to locate Drazen. Hakim and Mallory entertain an unexpected guest at her apartment.
The Ethiopian Executioner
2. The Ethiopian Executioner
October 3, 2019
Garrett and Griselda suspect Hakim is involved in something suspicious. Brady takes refuge in Jun Ho and Mei Lin's high society life.
1. Pilot
September 26, 2019
A former New York City councilman finds his calling when he meets a group of immigrants in search of the American dream.
Where to Watch Sunnyside
Sunnyside is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sunnyside on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 26, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (981)