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Something was strange tonight in the land of Community. All of the characters were there, and all of them were used well. The continuity was on point with their bizarro alternates, and the episode showed a truly life-altering darkest timeline, one where the dean was never rescued. The result of the climax was discovering Jeff’s fear of making a choice at a crossroads. We had a graduation. We had an ending. So why am I not satisfied?
I’m a sucker for a good origin story, and Community is the ideal medium to set up a twisting and twirling chaos wherein our beloved study group meet eachother. Though it doesn’t hold the same sense of compelling mystery like the forgotten flashback interactions of the characters on LOST, the idea that destiny played a part in the evolution of the Greendale Seven is a rather compelling one. The addition of comic-book style artwork and page flips adds to the awesome. I have screenshotted every piece of art for you to enjoy.
Jim Rash, the comic mastermind who creates Dean Pelton, is also an Oscar-winning writer and Groundling. He also penned tonight’s Community episode, and if Twitter is any indication, the fans want him writing everything forever. I would have to agree, because “Basic Human Anatomy” stands out as probably the best episode of the season.
We’re ten episodes into a season that started poorly, became really good, and then went back to being kind of crappy later. I hate every time I have to say something bad about the show, but, well, yeah. I’m going to get myself a glass of nono juice, and I’ll be back after the jump. Continue reading
Oh come on, Community. Oh come on. This article is a night late because I was watching Space Nazis with friends yesterday, and I’m hoping that the day difference and being apart from the twitterverse isn’t why I’m finding this episode to be particularly un-stellar. Continue reading
Community does keep getting better and better, sending my worrysome “THE END IS NIGH” complaints straight into the grave, happily. The kinks have been ironed out and the show is producing better content with every episode, and Herstory of Dance was loaded with laughter and television wickedness that was worth every moment. The biggest reason? They finally found a way to use Abed properly, something they failed to do all season.
I’ve been really mean about Community lately. I’ve been nitpicking and finding reasons to get mad at the show, missing the point of some gags while complaining about others being unfunny. But tonight, I think I finally got over my television ex-boyfriend Dan Harmon’s departure, because I found a new boyfriend that looks a lot like him, and while he doesn’t have entirely the same level of intelligence, he’s still pretty bright, and still knows how to deliver where it counts. You may nudge nudge wink wink.
Community’s meta-inventiveness lends itself naturally to the Documentary format, and exploring that format through the show’s Spock has always yeilded great results. Advanced Documentary Filmmaking is the new creative crew’s attempt to delve deeply into Abed’s preferred form of communication. Though not without some glaring failures, the show was an overall success.
Thanksgiving is a day where you have no choice but to sit face to face with all of the worst people in your life. They share your genetics, so you are hereby required to stare at each others’ maws as you grind your jaws on dry turkey and jellied cranberry. If you are lucky, your dinner engagement ends with a few moments of uncomfortable silence. If not, it ends with a quick escape to the garage or a loud and cathartic telling-off of someone that has had it coming for years. This year, we got a delayed Thanksgiving Community style, and it was a true treat. “Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations” is the best episode of Community season four yet, and possibly one of the best episodes of the entire show.