Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

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

  1. the G-man

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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?
     
  2. Evil Twin

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    *sigh* This truly is the Darkest Timeline. :(
     
  3. Beagleman

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    Fuck, fuckfuckfuck.
    That's all. :(
     
  4. bigdaddy

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    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. :lol:
     
  5. Aldo

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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.
     
  6. the G-man

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    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! ;)
     
  7. bigdaddy

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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!
     
  8. tighr

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    Geez, what a shitty synopsis.

    Based solely on that blurb, that show would sound better as a drama than a comedy.
     
  9. JirinPanthosa

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    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.
     
  10. the G-man

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    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.
     
  11. Squiggy

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    I want to know the exec at NBC responsible for all these shit game shows.
     
  12. Mister Fandango

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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.
     
  13. bigdaddy

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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.
     
  14. Mr. Adventure

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    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?
     
  15. bigdaddy

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

    So not worth it.
     
  16. Mr. Adventure

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    I shouldn't have replied so sarcastically but really it seems like throwing out the baby with the bathwater to not at appreciate that it was better to have had the show than not to have it at all.
     
  17. Aldo

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    I just saw a preview for it, it actually looks funny. Which you know...means it's going to be cancelled right away.
     
  18. bigdaddy

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    Exactly. Would every writer on the planet should wait for the 2-3 spots Amazon has done with comedy or maybe do a Youtube show that a few people will watch and will be forgotten?

    We got 97 episodes out of a show that should have ended after 13, and would have on any other network.
     
  19. Mr Light

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    I don't understand the rationale of not being with a show if it's going to get cancelled. The vast majority of shows do not get a second season. It's exciting to try a new show and meet new characters and new situations. Sometimes I'm crushed when a great show gets cancelled... sometimes I enjoy the year of it and that's good enough.... Community had a good run and lasted far longer than I ever thought it would have.
     
  20. Guy Gardener

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    I thought it would last 6 seasons and a movie.

    Not sure why?

    It just kind of felt right.