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Old July 25 2014, 01:30 AM   #1651
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Boy this thread has really fallen by the wayside. Though I suppose there's not a whole lot to discuss on the Community front right now. Maybe after the Community panel tonight, though it's not an actual Community one but a tvguide one that features Community.

I'm having another go through of the show in preparation for Season 5 on DVD in two weeks. I'm also (finally) going to pick up Season 4 and watch through that, although I'm not really looking forward to that...though it will be interesting to see how different it can get.

Here is a link to the first sighting of a Community Season 6 promotional advert.
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Old July 25 2014, 02:40 AM   #1652
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Season 6 will not have holiday episodes for some reason. That's pretty much all that there is from Comic Con.
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Old July 25 2014, 02:58 AM   #1653
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If it was still TV, I'd say it was because they're not sure when the shows are going to air, but I'm still unsure how this Yahoo thing is going to work.
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Old July 25 2014, 03:29 AM   #1654
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The article I read says it's because they don't know when it will air, but that shouldn't stop them when they also talk about how many many more people will watch it much later than when it's on TV or Yahoo. So it all seems very odd. Orange is theNew Black does it right, whenever they want a holiday they do one.

http://io9.com/community-cast-crew-r...e-f-1610559324
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Old July 25 2014, 03:52 AM   #1655
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Logically Yahoo is renting the entire back catalogue of community (or else why bother?) and will offer all of Community for streaming for either a per episode fee or a unlimited monthly subscription like Netflix.

The lager their catalogue of movies in general, and Community and other TV shows, the longer the Mojos will continue to subscribe to this Yahoo service, and sometimes dole out extra for payperview sundries.

Yahoo is either going to become Netflix or they are going to bankrupt themselves (again?) when only 4 people subscribe after they spend millions figuring out licences and royalties.

If Yahoo offered twice the movies at half the cost, you would think that their business model would be excellent?

Is this still computer based or are they going to e streaming into TVs as well?
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Old July 25 2014, 05:24 AM   #1656
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I thought Yahoo Screen was going to remain free and their profits was based on the ads. At least that's what I recall reading.

Still, if there is a small fee, I'll gladly pay it to be able to watch a new season of Community.
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Old July 25 2014, 05:41 AM   #1657
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Oh, I did no research whatsoever.

Obviously to become netflix, it would mean assimilating netflixes customer base.

Which would be difficult.

Targeting cheap bastards seems like low hanging fruit they can make some folding off.
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Old July 25 2014, 11:35 AM   #1658
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I'm having another go through of the show in preparation for Season 5 on DVD in two weeks. I'm also (finally) going to pick up Season 4 and watch through that, although I'm not really looking forward to that...though it will be interesting to see how different it can get.
Season 4 is not nearly as bad as some people say. Yes, it's an inferior season of Community, but it's still a decent and watchable sitcom with likeable actors and some laughs
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Old July 25 2014, 12:29 PM   #1659
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I barely noticed a difference with Season 4.
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Old July 25 2014, 03:10 PM   #1660
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Oh, I did no research whatsoever.

Obviously to become netflix, it would mean assimilating netflixes customer base.

Which would be difficult.

Targeting cheap bastards seems like low hanging fruit they can make some folding off.
Can't fault your methodology!

Though, Yahoo Screen seems more like Hulu than Netflix. If they follow through with your idea, then perhaps it would resemble Hulu Plus (including the ads).
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Old July 25 2014, 06:04 PM   #1661
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Season 4 is more like other sitcoms on television than Community. So if you like all the other sitcoms on television you might like season 4.

Just, episodes don't commit to their themes the way they do in seasons 2 and 3 and some characters are reduced to exaggerated stereotypes of themselves, especially Britta and the Dean.
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Old July 25 2014, 07:25 PM   #1662
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Season 4 is more like other sitcoms on television than Community. So if you like all the other sitcoms on television you might like season 4.
You really think it was bad as all the crappy average sitcoms out there?
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Old July 25 2014, 07:36 PM   #1663
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I bought season 4 on DVD and rewatched it, it was fine. Weird though because they were out of school and at random places much more than the other seasons, and the characters were a little off, but it was still better than most TV shows.
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Old July 25 2014, 09:09 PM   #1664
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Season 4 is more like other sitcoms on television than Community. So if you like all the other sitcoms on television you might like season 4.
You really think it was bad as all the crappy average sitcoms out there?
It was certainly watchable except for the puppet episode, but it wasn't special or standoutish. I watched it but if I missed an episode I didn't worry about seeing it on the website the next day. The better episodes of season 4 were about equal to average episodes from season 1. But in general I stopped identifying with the show. For example, the D&D episode understands exactly what I loved about the game when I was a teenager. Season 4 was more into character quirks and gags than the theme deconstruction the other seasons do.

Other seasons of Community had fun with TV tropes, season 4 used them earnestly.
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Old July 26 2014, 02:58 AM   #1665
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Season 6 will not have holiday episodes for some reason. That's pretty much all that there is from Comic Con.
That's not exactly what he said (I just read the transcript myself). He did say it's dependent on when they premiere. But since they're probably not going to premiere until after Christmas you're probably right that there won't be any holiday episodes.

As for Season 4, the only issue I'll have with it going in is I will always know in the back of my head that it isn't "Harmon Community." Saying that though, I hope I can enjoy it on a character level at least. I love these characters and to see them is always fun.
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