Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Admiral_Young, Jan 21, 2011.
I got a chance to catch up and see the finale and thought it was decent. It would seem that Sci was right on the money regarding the Dreamatorium. I'm starting to pull for Britta and Troy now. I've given up on any chance of Annie and Jeff. It could be as someone mentioned prior that they're just teasing the tropes of relationships and not really planning on realizing them.
Dan Harmon teased at those tropes. But I suspect the new showrunners and writing staff will fall back on the typical relationship stuff that comedies always get into, and that suddenly our characters will start hooking up in season four. It is a standard writers crutch after all.
Great. If this show starts actually using the TV tropes that the past three seasons have merely joked about, then it for sure is going down the tubes.
For example, the reason the bottle show was funny was because it was very obvious about being a bottle show.
Some of the writers, including Megan Ganz (who is credited with writing the bottle episode) and Andy Bobrow are returning, so some of the old Community spirit will carry over into season 4. Hopefully it will be enough to prevent the show from becoming a generic sitcom, and it may just return to the relative normalcy of season 1.
I'm not sure you can put that toothpaste back in the tube. It would be nice though. As much as I still enjoy the show, it lost the spark of greatness (to me) somewhere around the Zombie episode and has only occasionally found it since. It has been practically(and sometimes literally) a cartoon more often than not since then.
Don't you mean "no Harmon trying"?
I have this image of her showing up as an even more Asperger-y love interest for Abed. (Perhaps she's the real world manifestation of his girlfriend from the video game.)
I don't actually remember writing the above, but you should be gaoled for what happened below.
It wasn't me, it's a quote from M'rk, son of Mogh, still you should be gaoled.
Community characters as superheroes!
They're all pretty great, but I think my favorite one has Pierce as Ted Kord Blue Beetle, Abed as Martian Manhunter, Jeff as Booster Gold, and Troy as Green Lantern. I agree with one of the commenters - I could actually hear that dialogue in my head in the actors' voices.
The second one - with Britta as Batgirl and Annie as Batwoman - seems like the roles should be reversed, at least based on the characters' respective ages.
I also like the recurring joke that Troy wanted to be, or should've shown up as, Spider-Man. Although I am looking forward to seeing Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, I still kind of wish Donald Glover had been cast as Spider-Man...
^^^ I think Abed would have made a decent Sinistro.
And once again Community is snubbed in the Emmy nominations.
Emmys = Streets Behind!
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • NBC
• A Krasnoff Foster Entertainment,
Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers
production, Universal Television production
in association with Sony Pictures Television
Chris McKenna, Written by
I saw that, I meant the actors, McHale, Pudi, Brie and Rash shoulda been nominated. Not to mention outstanding comedy series. Thanks for making sure we don't forget that though!
If ANY episode deserved recognition it was Chaos Theory, so thats nice. I do think it's taking the piss when you have SIX actors from Modern Family nominated though and Danny Pudi is overlooked for the great work he does every week as Abed. As much as I love the show though, if it deserved an Emmy it was for the past 2 seasons, not the 3rd. Sure, Chaos theory was great, but overall for my tastes it was a bit too out there a lot of the time, and if the voters at the Emmys didn't respond to the first 2 years they certainly wouldnt have this year.
I've never been able to sit through a complete episode of Modern Family.
Just not funny.
It is more of a Dramedy, but yeah, I don't entirely get the appeal though I've been amused by the couple of episodes I've caught.
Really? I find it hysterical.
Parenthood, sure, I can see that being described as a dramedy, but Modern Family? That's a first.
I guarantee more people can claim this of Community.
I enjoy both, but Community DEFINITELY doesn't have "mass appeal" stamped on its brand of humour.
I've only seen a couple episodes, perhaps they were more understated than most. I'll also admit to being perhaps overly broad with the term due to wanting to differentiate stuff like Community or your average sit-com from say, Weeds or United States of Tara or Californication or the like, Which are generally all lumped in as "comedy."
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