Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Admiral_Young, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well...it doesn't look like we're going to be getting a season five...Thursday's episode hit a 1.1 the series lowest ratings. I'm guessing when we reach the season finale it will be a series finale?
     
  2. LeadHead

    LeadHead Director of Comedy Premium Member

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    Yeah, it doesn't look good. My pie in the sky hope has been recently that the show will get picked up by a cable network and that they bring Dan Harmon back to run it.
     
  3. bigdaddy

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    I think we should be happy the show got four seasons. I think the writing was on the wall when it only received 13 episodes and an October start. Now with the midseason replacement I think it's clearly just burnoff episode times.
     
  4. Admiral_Young

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    Indeed. It's still disappointing though.
     
  5. bigdaddy

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    Not really. I hope they return to the damn school, see them take some funny classes, have them study together and end on a decent note.
     
  6. LeadHead

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    I Agree, given how much of the TV landscape is a steaming pile of [Expletive] it really bugs me that one of the funniest comedies of the last 30 years probably won't make it to 5 years.
     
  7. tighr

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    NBC doesn't own the show, Sony does. If NBC chooses to can it, Sony will still be in charge of Dan Harmon being picked up/not picked up.
     
  8. LeadHead

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    Hence why it's a pie in the sky hope.
     
  9. gblews

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    Not necessarily. An L.A.Times article today stated that NBC was at this time undecided as to the futures of two of it's Thursday sit coms with young skewing, passionate followings; Parks and Recs and Community. The article acknowleges the 2 shows ratings challenges.

    I had a feeling NBC wasn't completly sold on the show's demise. Why fire the showrunner on a show you know is getting only one final season? But to be honest, they might also have been worried about legal trouble from Chase if Harmon had returned.

    To have Community come back at this point would be even more satisfying ("most" satisfying, would be Harmon's unlikly return) because Chevy would be gone. There is at least some hope.
     
  10. Professor Zoom

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    It was brought back as a mid-season replacement, essentially. If other shows on NBC had done better, Community would've been burned off in the summer. They had contracts with the actors, who would've had to been paid regardless, so why not have these episodes ready to go? And if the new show runners could turn the ratings around....

    Basically if Animal Practice had been a hit--lol--Community wouldn't be on right now.
     
  11. Mr Light

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    I actually really liked Animal Practice <:-/
     
  12. Professor Zoom

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    I liked Bobby Lee in Animal Practice. But not much else.
     
  13. gblews

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    Yes, however, the Times article indicated that it, along with Parks and Rec, are "bubble" shows. My point was that now that Community is back on the air, it does at least have a chance of being renewed. In other words, the show's fate has not yet been determined, at least according to the Times article yesterday.

    So we shall see.
     
  14. Kibbin

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    It might be interesting, that if they can't do the ott Harmon episodes to just go back to the more normal; attend classes, study, learn vague moral message style episodes of season one. I think without Harmon they will struggle if they try and top the paintball computer game ideas of previous series. Overall it's not been bad so far, but not the best either.
     
  15. The Borgified Corpse

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    I watched the 1st season of Little Britain. I also recognized him as Tweedledee & Tweedledum in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and as Thenardier in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables.

    Since Cougar Town got moved from ABC to TBS, I've had some similar hopes for Community as well. I'm sure Abed & Annie would approve.;)
     
  16. bigdaddy

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    Last night's episode was probably best of the year.
     
  17. tighr

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    Disagree. Last night's episode was terrible.
     
  18. IndyJones

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    I did actually enjoy this one more than the others we've seen so far, and I don't want to be nit-picky, but here's my problem with it: when they flashed back to previous examples of the study group being rude - and, in keeping with what's worked for the show before, they should have chosen examples from episodes we've never seen - they picked terrible examples.

    Cooperative Calligraphy: When they were the only people left in the school while everyone else was at the Puppy Parade?

    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: When the group went out of their comfort zone to stop Fat Neil from killing himself? :wtf:
     
  19. bigdaddy

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    That is true, they should have done clips from never talked about episodes.
     
  20. Guy Gardener

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    I know what Danny and Gillian did last Summer.

    Official Trailer

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcL-kFLkFTQ[/yt]

    episode 1.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6vcQJjmhHM

    episode 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJwNkXI6jx4

    episode 3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceAVNiej2Ek

    episode 4.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy2otXsVwGU

    episode 5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDX1TdCgv3c

    episode 6.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7AnnETPeq8


    These are legal links to webisodes posted on youtube by their creators.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2403972/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Starring Abeb from Community and others, 4 to 5 minute skits about surreal happenings that are parallel to the chosen book of the book Club each week.

    Funny and short.

    Almost no commitment and this could have held us over during the down time while waiting for new episodes of Community, but no one bothered to keep me in the loop.

    (I'm not involved in the project, this is not soliciting.)
     

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