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Old June 3 2013, 07:47 PM   #1171
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Dan Harmon has revealed that Chris McKenna will be returning to the show with the role of co-showrunner, which is excellent news. Harmon also claims that he has not watched any of season 4 and that Sony have suggested him recording a DVD commentary track of his first viewing of the season. That sounds like a really interesting idea, but on the other hand it has the potential to be really awkward.
Sounds like Sony just wants to move some season 4 DVD's. It would be interesting if he were to be really honest, and probably ackward too, as you say, but I don't think he would be totally honest. That would be like gloating or going out of your way to take shots at people. Ultimately there isn't any point in this unless he just wants to help Sony out.
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Old June 3 2013, 08:03 PM   #1172
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It's going to be interesting to see how he reacts to season 4. He has to on screen because he either has to say season 4 was a dream or continue on from it. So we will see his views of season 4 no matter what.
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Old June 3 2013, 08:25 PM   #1173
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Harmon also claims that he has not watched any of season 4 and that Sony have suggested him recording a DVD commentary track of his first viewing of the season. That sounds like a really interesting idea, but on the other hand it has the potential to be really awkward.
Depending on what reviews say (and who are we kidding, AVclub or some website will undoubtedly review the commentary tracks), I would be interested in hearing what he has to say.
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Old June 3 2013, 10:35 PM   #1174
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Good news about Harmon...hopefully he is the key to getting the show back on track, we'll have to wait and see.
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Old June 4 2013, 12:31 AM   #1175
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Having completely lost interest in Community last year, I'm happy to hear that Harmon's coming back.

It'll be interesting to see how Harmon handles S4. One of the things I like about him is that he makes a real effort to get into others' heads, even when he doesn't necessarily like them much. He once said -- I am paraphrasing from my memory of Harmon's Reddit AMA, IIRC -- of Chevy Chase that he found his insistence on fighting to be acknowledged and respected to be inspirational, the best thing about him, and to be the chief virtue of Chase's that they'd tried to bring to Pierce. So Harmon is a guy who can emphasize with people even when you'd think he couldn't. He may well take a far less harsh view of S4 than many think. (I say, having seen only four episodes of S4.)
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Old June 4 2013, 12:52 AM   #1176
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Yeah I have to admit I stopped watching halfway through last season as well. There were a few eps (like the Halloween one) that still felt like the old Community, but too many were just completely off, or came across more like spoofs (like the dreadful puppet ep).

I had kind of made peace with not watching the show anymore, but I guess if Harmon is back I'll have to reconsider that.
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Old June 4 2013, 01:19 PM   #1177
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Yeah. I hope they don't do that. I didn't like Season 4 and actually stopped watching. But that sorta sounds like a douchey thing to do. What if Harmon really hates it? I would hope he doesn't crap on the writers, that would be douchey of him. But, I don't want to hear him try to be nice...
I have to agree, it's something that sounds interesting in theory but which would probably end up pretty bad. There are certain points in season 4 (such as the various darkest timeline bits) where he's either going to have to feign politeness or tear into the show, and both of those would be uncomfortable to listen to.

His take on Basic Human Anatomy would be nice though as that was a genuinely good episode. I would encourage anyone that jumped ship during season 4 to give that episode a watch.
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Old June 4 2013, 11:52 PM   #1178
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I don't think Harmon would be a dick about it, but he would offer criticisms where they're due.

It'd be interesting to see but I wouldn't buy the DVDs just for it.
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Old July 6 2013, 06:37 AM   #1179
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Found this great interview of Joel McHale on the Howard Stern Show. I'd say the first third of the interview is mostly about The Soup, but they do get into discussion of Community eventually, namely, Chevy.

Joel goes into detail about Chevy's time on the show including the n-word incident, and Chevy in general. Howard and Chevy always had a contentious relationship (which Howard says has been repaired), and he is fascinated by Chevy's weirdness. They also get into a small discussion about Dan Harmon but nothing new is revealed.

Joel is a funny guy and Howard is a great interviewer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J90B80fzPHE
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Old July 7 2013, 04:44 AM   #1180
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A friend just asked me if there was any worthwhile episodes from season 4. They were a fan of the first 3 seasons, but didn't watch it this past season.

In my opinion, I'd say that "Conventions of Space and Time" (she's a Doctor Who fan), ""Herstory of Dance," and "Basic Human Anatomy" were pretty decent (not great, but decent).

I'm on the fence about "Heroic Origins" and "Advanced Introduction to Finality." On one hand, I'm a sucker for interconnected origins (yes, I loved Lost, in part for seeing how everyone was connected) and it was nice to see a continuation of the darkest timeline story. On the other hand, "Heroic Origins" seemed forced and "Advanced Introduction to Finality" killed the darkest timeline in a way that possibly ruins "Remedial Chaos Theory."

I guess this partly depends on what Harmon will or won't use from season 4, but aside from episodes that might tie into next season, on a pure entertainment, non-meta level, did I miss anything from this season that's watchable? Did I include anything that doesn't belong? And how do you guys feel about the last two episodes of the season as far as recommending to a fan of seasons 1-3?
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Old July 7 2013, 08:35 AM   #1181
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The whole "Evil Timeline" thing was (most likely) just some random thought of Abeds' rather than some real thing. And what we saw in the S4 Finale was just some fantasy of Jeffs', not Abed. So if they want to continue they can just have what was going on in Abeds' head compared to Jeff.
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Old July 7 2013, 11:57 PM   #1182
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Come to think of it, why did they go the 'Dream' route instead of the 'Abed got the group to agree to do a movie about the darkest timeline' route?!
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Old July 8 2013, 04:27 AM   #1183
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Come to think of it, why did they go the 'Dream' route instead of the 'Abed got the group to agree to do a movie about the darkest timeline' route?!
Some nice character growth for Jeff that he would make an indulgence like that, especially since Abed's own growth has been about him slowly being better at non-geek interactions with the Group.
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Old July 8 2013, 04:34 AM   #1184
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I thought the Halloween episode was fun. I liked the Christmas episode, mostly because I rather like Malcolm McDowell. The origins episode was alright. I don't really remember most of the others any more, but then there are plenty I've forgotten from the first few seasons too.
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Old July 9 2013, 03:11 AM   #1185
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Less Troy in season 5...
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