Slice-of-life comedies have been all the rage since The Office. When I was a kid, the closest we came to seeing how real life looked on a television (outside of the news) was Mr. Rogers walking us through a newspaper factory or canning facility or something. Then came wonders like The Office, Parks & Recreation, Reno 911!, American Vandal and Modern Family and even shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore that adopted the popular visual style of these mockumentaries without actually establishing canonically logical reasons for them to appear that way. Then, at the tail end of 2021 we were blessed with something new: ABC's Abbott Elementary.
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