Abbott Elementary (S3)


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I just don't like how some critiques have focused on it not being a 110% envisioning of "actual teachers" and "schools", but that's the not the point of TV, especially scripted dramas/comedies. They're meant to combine entertainment, escapism, humor, alongside giving viewers the ability to dig deeper into the the realism at which they hint. TV shows do not and cannot display complete reality because they are manufactured ideas meant to offer viewers access to things that might be out of their reach.

Even at its worst, Insecure combined the same elements to provide storylines around the same inclusion of humor, self-deprecation, some fantasy elements, and clearly conveniently-engineered plot points to make successful storylines. That's what people should remember. It's a show yes, but it's also highlighting things with which viewers might be unfamiliar. It's a creative product - completely imagined. The harsh critiques be doing all the way the most.
I might not teach in America but as a teacher in London, even I can see the truth in how it presents some schools and teachers, albeit exaggerated for entertainment. It's part of the reason why I like it so much- I can relate to the budget problems and the desperation at times!
Absolutely deserved nominations. I got into this a few weeks back when reading about its hype, and its hype is well deserved. A hilarious show with real heart.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Ava in the first episode but very quickly she became my favourite. I had to pause because I was laughing so much at this moment: