Watch it for...
An emotional journey through grief with compelling and authentic characters that will make you laugh, break your heart, and give you hope.
Somebody Somewhere introduces the viewer to Sam, a 40-something-year-old woman who’s trying to find her purpose and place after the death of her sister, while living in her hometown of Manhattan, Kansas. Sam is facing midlife gut-punched by grief, with no direction and little hope for the future, in a town she doesn't belong in and isn't sure she wants to. After becoming reacquainted with an old high school classmate, their fast friendship leads her down a path towards rediscovering herself where she least expects it. Through humor and a refreshing frankness about life (and death), Sam and the rest of this stellar cast will grab you by the heart and hold on tight.
This is one of my favorite shows from the past couple of years (and I have watched a lot of television…). There’s so much to love about it, but I’ll share just a couple of highlights. The friendship that develops between Sam and Joel, her classmate from high school, is hilarious and endearing. I found myself wishing I was hanging out with them! I can picture the three of us laughing our heads off being petty and irreverent, which is exactly what a good show should do.
Also I tend to like shows with darker themes. Even when I’m laughing I want there to be grit, some hardship, some struggle…because that’s what real life is like. Somebody Somewhere is not afraid to dive into painful topics, but does so in a way that still manages to leave room for humor and hope. I laughed and cried—what more can you ask for from a series? I’m so glad they were picked up for a second season!