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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Community is back!

Posted by Charlene // Tags: , , ,

Just taking a moment to squee over the return of one of my favorite shows on TV tonight!  I started watching the first season of Community because I love The Soup and Joel McHale, and the pilot episode was okay, but then the show just transformed into something completely other.  It's hard to describe the awesome meta-ness and socially referential intelligence of the show!  It makes each episode a little present I can't wait to unwrap because each episode is such a surprise.

I was listening to the Nerdist podcast interview with Yvette Nicole Brown the other day (which just made me love her all the more, she just seems like such a kind person!) and Chris Hardwick mentioned how he thought Community was more nerdy than Big Bang Theory.  And I haven't watched BBT, but I do feel like Commnunity shows a different side to nerdiness -  the unconventional, more modern version that is in pretty much everyone to a certain extent.  Cause I don't know about you, but "I guess I just like liking things."  And liking things to an obsessive amount is nerdy.  Community celebrates so many different things and ideas that appeal to a wide variety of people and does it in a way that makes each episode fresh and interesting because it doesn't stick to one format or any set of rules.  It plays around with genres and themes, and shows how all these things can come together  through the idiosyncratic personalities of the characters. It's truly a community of these disparate people coming together and being bound in friendship and mutual respect, and isn't that all of us?  We are all a community of human beings.  The meta-ness of this show is kind of crazy.

Season Four starts tonight, and I wanted to help promote the heck out of it for new fans who have yet to see it, and for old fans who might not have realized it's back. (If your new, totally start with the first season though!)  Even with the creator and head writer of the show, Dan Harmon, let go (a shame!), I still hope this show will continue to grow and build on his previous work.  And having seen the trailer online for the season, I love some of the things they are doing.  Right directions are being headed towards.  And tonight is going to be an homage to the Hunger Games! (The Hunger Deans!)

And a question for any fans reading this post - what is your favorite episode?

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10 comments:

  1. IT'S NEARLY OCTOBER 19TH!

    I agree though, the pilot wasn't great. I guess it had to introduce everyone though. I actually left it a few weeks between eps 1 and 2, and from 2 onwards I marathoned all 3 seasons...

    My favourite episode... so many. The bit that made me laugh the hardest was the episode with the different timelines, where they get to the darkest timeline - Troy goes to collect the pizzas, and comes back to utter chaos, with the Norwegian troll sat in the middle of the room. His reaction had me in stitches xD

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    1. LOL! It took awhile, but it is indeed! It's going to be interesting having those holiday themed eps!

      I feel like I have one favorite episode from every season, but I do love a bunch. Right now my top fave is the one with the different timelines! I loved the part in the end when Troy is talking through the voice box too! :D

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  2. I'm so excited that it's back! It's a bummer that Harmon isn't on any more but I'll be interested to see how the show does with out him.

    Oye. I can't pick a favorite episode. That's like picking a favorite child. With that being said "Modern Warfare", "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons", the paintball episodes, and "Remedial Chaos Theory" are among my favorite episodes.

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    1. I must say the jury is still out for me on the first episode of the 4th season - but there were some really hilarious parts.

      All great episodes - they are some of my faves too!

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  3. Very tough for me to pick a favorite but it's between Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Regional Holiday Music and A Fistful of Paintballs. All epically funny! :)

    I'm *so* glad it's back.

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    1. Definitely all great episodes- though I don't hear enough love for Regional Holiday Music!

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    2. Totally agreed. And something I meant to mention in my comment but forgot - my favorite recurring plot thread is the Air Conditioning Repair School's repeated attempts to recruit Troy (and the whole 'Good Will Hunting' parody that kicks it off). Totally hilarious! :)

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    3. Oh yes! Troy's awesome repair powers -love it too! :)

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  4. You know it took me awhile to get into this show but Aidan's enthusiasm for it caught one and now I love it! I love Advanced Dungeons and Dragons!

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    1. Oh yay, I'm glad he turned you into a fan! :D The D&D episode is so fun, makes me wish I had played it when I was in school!

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