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Old May 10 2014, 03:28 PM   #1561
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Jeff graduated and is now a professor.
They saved Greendale.
How much more closure did we really need, short of following each and everyone one else into their post Greendale careers?
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Old May 10 2014, 03:29 PM   #1562
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*sigh* This truly is the Darkest Timeline.
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Old May 10 2014, 04:16 PM   #1563
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Fuck, fuckfuckfuck.
That's all.
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Old May 10 2014, 05:29 PM   #1564
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Jeff graduated and is now a professor.
They saved Greendale.
How much more closure did we really need, short of following each and everyone one else into their post Greendale careers?
I have to agree. Part of me wants t think NBC wanted 13 more episodes and just went "But what the fuck would they do?" and passed.

I still would love a season that is computably stupid like the gang goes out on the open sea to look for Troy who went missing. Have none of the show actually be in the college.
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Old May 10 2014, 05:42 PM   #1565
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Harmon liked to say that the show didn't necessarily have to be set in a Community College. That the title reflected the fact that the group formed a Community, so having the gang go out looking for Troy wouldn't necessarily go against what the show was (supposedly supposed to be) about.

That said, Harmon had the perfect chance to put his money where his mouth was and have Season 5 not be about Greendale at all, but I think by this point it was too late because that setting became a part of the show.
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Old May 10 2014, 05:51 PM   #1566
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I still would love a season that is computably stupid like the gang goes out on the open sea to look for Troy who went missing. Have none of the show actually be in the college.
They should have talked NBC or somebody into doing three more episodes like that, which could be packaged as a movie and then split up for syndication (kind of like some of the Family Guy and Futurama videos), creating an even 100 episodes and a new tagline: Okay, okay, FIVE seasons and a movie!
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Old May 10 2014, 05:59 PM   #1567
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I mean the comedy rights itself. As soon as Troy left on the boat Giligan's Island came to mind. Abed then makes all the comparisons, make some LOST jokes. Chevey Chase could be a hologram on the boat for a little bit.

And unlike Giligan's Island the gang gets off the island only to discover the world, or at least the Greendale, has been destroyed by a comet.

It's a comedy gold mine!
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Old May 10 2014, 10:07 PM   #1568
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...and based on this article, next years' won't be any better. "Bad Judge" sounds like a parody of what a clueless TV executive would green light:
  • Bad Judge centers on wild child Rebecca Wright (Walsh), who happens to be one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She’s far from ready to settle down … except when an 8-year-old boy — whose parents she put in jail — needs her help
Geez, what a shitty synopsis.

Based solely on that blurb, that show would sound better as a drama than a comedy.
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Old May 10 2014, 10:17 PM   #1569
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One more season and I'd have been content. Pretty much everyone, would have been content.
I would have been content to end it after the fourth season, ending with Jeff graduating and somewhat completing the story. But when it got renewed for a fifth season, it felt like the show needed that long fabled sixth season (and a crappy DVD movie) to bring proper closure. All the talk in recent months suggested that renewal for one last season is likely, so seeing the news that it was cancelled felt like a slap in the face.
I think it could have ended after the third, and it could end now. But I'm so relieved it didn't end after the shitty network interference season.

The show got to end on a very meta note, which I think was perfect for the series.
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Old May 10 2014, 10:55 PM   #1570
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...and based on this article, next years' won't be any better. "Bad Judge" sounds like a parody of what a clueless TV executive would green light:
  • Bad Judge centers on wild child Rebecca Wright (Walsh), who happens to be one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges. She’s far from ready to settle down … except when an 8-year-old boy — whose parents she put in jail — needs her help
Geez, what a shitty synopsis.

Based solely on that blurb, that show would sound better as a drama than a comedy.
For some strange reason it reminds me of the pitch for the faux pilot on "Seinfeld": Jerry gets into a car accident, and the man who hit him is sentenced to be Jerry's butler, as he has no insurance.
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Old May 12 2014, 10:51 PM   #1571
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Ah, NBC continuing their proud tradition of encouraging people to NOT watch NBC
Stick with what you know.

Community was one of their best rated comedies. 5-6 people watched it.
Meanwhile, self-indulgent crap like Hollywood Game Night gets renewed. Its whole premise is almost like an inversion of Community: "We let one average joe get a taste of hanging with the cool kids for one night," whereas Community was about a group of unique individuals trying to make the most of their confused lives and dreams by sticking with each other.
I want to know the exec at NBC responsible for all these shit game shows.
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Old May 12 2014, 11:07 PM   #1572
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I'm at the point now where I can't blame the networks or their executives for cancelling these types of shows. They're dying, and they have no one to blame for it but themselves.

Instead, I blame the producers and developers for agreeing to work with those networks. Sure, they have money to burn, but if you're actually passionate about your work and want to see it succeed, why in fuck's name would you go to one of the big networks with it? And if you are just in it for the money, well, fuck you for trying to get me invested in what you're doing; I'm nearly at the point where I'm just going to give up on anything the big networks throw out there. It's simply not worth wasting my time investing in a story that's never going to get a suitable ending.
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Old May 13 2014, 01:25 AM   #1573
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Because making shows for art is a fucking joke. Until a few years ago there were no Netflix or Amazon shows, and now there are only a few a year. So you go where you can make the shows, which is the networks, even cable doesn't make the number of comedies as the networks.
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Old May 13 2014, 01:53 AM   #1574
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Instead, I blame the producers and developers for agreeing to work with those networks. Sure, they have money to burn, but if you're actually passionate about your work and want to see it succeed, why in fuck's name would you go to one of the big networks with it?
Yeah, is it really worth making a TV show if all you're going to get out of it is 5 seasons and 97 episodes before you're cancelled? What's the point?
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Old May 13 2014, 02:01 AM   #1575
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Instead, I blame the producers and developers for agreeing to work with those networks. Sure, they have money to burn, but if you're actually passionate about your work and want to see it succeed, why in fuck's name would you go to one of the big networks with it?
Yeah, is it really worth making a TV show if all you're going to get out of it is 5 seasons and 97 episodes before you're cancelled? What's the point?

Yeah and have syndication deals and 3 million fans that love it really.

So not worth it.
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