I'm just looking for an entertaining comedy, something Community has excelled at in the past.
All this darkness is making it difficult NOT to take the show too seriously. That's the opposite effect a comedy should be having.
I'm actually optimistic about the new season now, believe it or not. The first season was so much better than this, overall, that a change-up of some sort was needed. Of course, it could get even worse, but as far as I'm concerned, the damage is done, no harm in trying.