"Suburgatory" was pretty hit-and-miss with me during the first season. I thought a lot of the satire missed, but the bizarre world of Chatswin sucked me in enough to keep watching. But I thought tonight's season premiere was pretty fantastic. Series creator Emily Kapnek got her start writing for "Parks & Recreation", a show with a very iffy first season that blossomed into something fantastic by finding its heart. The mystery of Tessa's mother, a punchline for most of the first season, had a really grounding force in this season premiere. With all of the crazy stuff swirling around them, the show's strongest when it takes George and Tessa's relationship seriously. And then the reveal of what Tessa's mom's song was at the end at the talent show was just perfectly executed. Even the stuff with the Shays has evolved into something compelling, with Lisa's never-ending and futile war against her mother. I hope the rest of the season shows the same kind of improvement.