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Old March 26 2011, 01:49 AM   #151
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I'm of mixed feelings on the episode last night. I like that the show is daring to go deeper into the characters, and make references to things a lot of the audience has never seen. But that has to be balanced with laughs, and last night those laughs were few and far between.

Plus it felt like a cheat to give Abed some great character development, and turn it into a practical joke of sorts and regress him back to normal.

As Abed himself might say, "Do or do not, there is no try."
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Old March 26 2011, 01:53 AM   #152
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They've done swerves like this before. Just look at Jeff/Britta/Annie for instance. We looked like we were gonna get a resolution to that and it was yet another swerve when Jeff went to Rich's apartment (and that sub-plot has yet to been paid off since we've not seen him yet..although one could argue that Jeff has started to become a better person towards the group).
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Old March 26 2011, 03:04 AM   #153
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And I'm sure they'll swerve again, which is part of the charm at times. But I think that 1) they need to carry through on those swerves and do some follow-up if they want us the audience to not quickly get jaded about them. And 2) they need to still make entertaining episodes.

I'm fairly certain that any first time Community viewer would never watch the show again if last night were their first exposure to it. I guess it isn't a concern since its already renewed for a 3rd season, but I'd still like the show to be more popular.
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Old March 26 2011, 03:11 AM   #154
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I see your point regarding Abed, I just don't really think any of these characters are going to develop beyond their tropes. The tropes are part of the show's charm. That being said I would like to see some development and character evolution.

Regarding seeing the "never seeing the show again if last night was their first exposure to it" comment, I'd have to disagree again. This is the type of show where you've gotta watch two or three episodes to get into it. I didn't quite frankly get into the show until I'd watched at least three episodes. You can't just watch one episode of "Community" to judge if you're going to continue watching it or not as a first timer.
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Old March 26 2011, 03:18 AM   #155
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I don't really agree with that. The pilot was the first episode I saw, and I was sold just on that episode.
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Old March 26 2011, 03:36 AM   #156
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My first episode was some where middle of first season. Never saw the pilot until the mini-marathon they aired last summer before season two started. That's when I fell in love with the show.
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Old March 26 2011, 09:18 AM   #157
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I watched Community from the pilot on as it aired, but it wasn't until the Halloween episode, maybe eight or so episodes in that I felt it really hit its stride and hooked me.
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Old March 26 2011, 05:03 PM   #158
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I gotta say, I went and watched the first 20 minutes or so of My Dinner with Andre after seeing this, and yeah, they really nailed spoofing it.

And btw, my first ep was the LeVar Burton one last month, and from that I watched the other eps on NBC's site, and when I hit the D&D ep I was in love. Went back and watched all of season 1 and yes, I really love this show.
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Old March 27 2011, 01:47 AM   #159
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I gotta say, I went and watched the first 20 minutes or so of My Dinner with Andre after seeing this, and yeah, they really nailed spoofing it.

And btw, my first ep was the LeVar Burton one last month, and from that I watched the other eps on NBC's site, and when I hit the D&D ep I was in love. Went back and watched all of season 1 and yes, I really love this show.
Wow, that's almost exactly what happened with me!
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Old March 27 2011, 02:12 AM   #160
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You know what? I think I got it completely wrong. The mini-marathon that I watched last fall showed the last six episodes of season one, I watched the second and last episodes of the season and was hooked straight away! Especially when Jeff kissed Annie outside the dance in the finale. I then watched the entire season and fell in love with the show.
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Old March 30 2011, 03:34 AM   #161
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We're on hiatus again for two weeks. Damn it NBC.
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Old April 4 2011, 10:50 PM   #162
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I know this is pissing me off . first community and smallville is on a 6 week breake.
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Old April 5 2011, 12:44 AM   #163
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I gotta say, I went and watched the first 20 minutes or so of My Dinner with Andre after seeing this, and yeah, they really nailed spoofing it.
I'm not as on target as you are.

Serendipity just put "Andy Kaufman's Breakfast with Blassie" in my lap, a spoof of Dinner with Andre.
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Old April 5 2011, 01:11 AM   #164
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We're on hiatus again for two weeks. Damn it NBC.
So they showed several weeks of reruns, and then one random new episode that I missed, and then two weeks of reruns?

NBC wonders why they are in last place?
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Old April 5 2011, 02:35 AM   #165
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That's what I mean. I don't think there is any respect for this show and it's quality. No one really knows about it because of low promotion. The cast can only do so many interviews and little video things. It takes the marketing prowess of a major network to promote a show. "Community" deserves more respect from them in my humble opinion.
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