Posts Tagged ‘Community’

Review – Community – Epidemiology

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Go on... pick up something again, oh great Dragon Turtle!

This week:
Toxic tacos. Zombies. The end of days. Flying cat. Awesome costumes. ABBA. 6 hour response.

Pluses:
Alien (heck there was even a cat – and I so wanna see the outtakes of the cat wrangler trying to throw that cat!).
Last man standing.
The Dean’s playlist.
Believable  (within the world of Community).
PokerFace.
StarBurns!
Chang!
Jeff cool – always.
Human Centipede.

Minuses:
Trying to think what I didn’t like…

Let’s be honest, the bar is so high for Community that even a great episode like this one pales in comparison  to greats like Modern Warfare. That being said, there were a lot of very clever moments, and they got away with a lot! I wonder what the future will be for Shirley… Will Troy tell?

#fourpandas
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Review – Community – Messianic Myths and Ancient Peoples (aka ABED)

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

ABED - All Caps!

 

This week:
YouTube and AutoTune. Pearce goes petulant teen. Abed makes a movie. God works in mysterious ways.

Pluses:
The ep goes for 21mins 1sec – all of that time!
End gag was great and a twist on the norm.
Chase finally gets the opportunity to actually be funny.
Awesome subplots.
Meta!
Almost every line was one you wanted to remember to repeat later.
Jesus rap!

Minuses:
Nada – I just wish it went longer.

So just how good was this week’s ep? ABED trended on Twitter. My stream alone had ABED lines and fandom and it is 95% Australian. The last couple of eps I have said – MORE ABED! This week I got it, and then some. I loved how this ep didn’t focus on Britta and Jeff. Great play on the cult of personality and Hollywood’s obsession with itself. Up there for three way tie now on my fav ep of Community. I know I keep saying it – but Community really is the best show on TV you aren’t watching.

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Review – Community – Basic Rocket Science

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Community Basic Rocket Science

Yes, we simulated many things while on our mission...

This week:
Oh noes, Greendale is under threat from evil City College. BOMBOMBOMMMMMM! Space simulators. Space simulator simulators. Claustrophobia. Set a course for delicious! Questioned loyalties. Friendship wins out. Oh and an arse flag.

Pluses:
Slo-Mo
Some great movie clichés, eg how the person meant to be on the mission has to stay behind and ends up helping the mission succeed.
Awesome end credit gag.
Arse flag.
Map gag – thumbs up!
Britta and Troy?

Minuses:
Not enough Abed.
Too much going on.
Pearce (Chase) not really given room to show talent.

Just writing my synopsis I was thinking – wow that sounds funny. It was, kinda, but again just too much going on for it really to gel. Even with a less than “stellar” episode of Community again, it is still the funniest thing on TV after The Vampire Diaries – only difference is Community is designed to be funny.

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Review – Community – The Psychology of Letting Go

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Community Oil Wrestling Annie and Britta

Oh look! Two hot chicks oil wrestling to save dolphins. Awwww

This week:
Death. Lava lamps. Force fields. Religions with lasers. Skinny bitches. Oil wrestling. Icecream.

Pluses:
Gulf Oil Spill diorama.
Rivalry between Brita and Annie.
Britta and Annie wrestling in oil.
Pierce’s religion.
Professor Duncan and Changs interactions.

Minuses:
Just too many stories.
Lack of depth into Jeff’s own mortality.
Not enough Abed.

This wasn’t Community’s best episode ever (tie for Paintball and Halloween) as there was just SO much going on, but it delivered some classic moments that will certainly stay with me and any viewer for some time. Even though it wasn’t outstanding, it is still the best comedy around. I know I keep saying it but Community is really the best show you probably aren’t watching.
On a side note, I am thinking there must be a huge Abed centric episode coming up as he has been background for the previous two eps.

#threeandahalfpandas

Review – Community – Accounting of Lawyers

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Study Group with mischief on their minds!

This week:
A lawyer from Jeff’s past arrives at Greendale. He and Jeff bond while study group get jealous. Hijinks ensue. Chloroform! Friendship conquers all.

Pluses:
Some brilliant cameos.
Olive through the hand.
Chloroform!
The tunnel.

Minuses:
No StarBurns moment.
No Chang puns (of I missed them due to laughing).
Not much Study Group interaction (maybe that is a positive because we were out of the “zone”)

Community – the best show on TV you aren’t watching.


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Community – Season 2 Premier – Anthropology

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Yes, the Betty White episode.

This week:
Oh look everyone is back. Things are the same but different. Jeff and Britta ‘romance.’ Urine. Rap.

Pluses:
Fantastic montage.
The least passionate kiss in tv history.
Lots of current pop culture gags.
Chang puns.
Abed.
Starburns.
Impersonators.
Smegal/Gollum.

Minuses:
I don’t see why everyone is into Betty White… Maybe this is why.
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Nope. Still don’t get it.

This is shaping up to be a great season. If you haven’t caught this show – watch Go! or get on the nets and catch up.

#fourpandas

PS. Dan Harmon you are amazing