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Postby tzvibish » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:12 pm UTC

So, I was prepared for another typical prime-time comedy with this one, and I'm shockingly enjoying this show. It's quick, witty, intelligent humor, and they expect the audience to keep up with it.

Anyone else enjoying this little primetime surprise?
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Re: Community

Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:39 pm UTC

I have to say at first I was not impressed. The first few episodes just really weren't that great, but I was willing to give it a shot because of Joel McHale & Chevy Chase. Plus it was a new show and sometimes it takes a couple episodes to really get going.

I'm glad I had a little patience, though, because I'm really enjoying the show now.
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Re: Community

Postby The TJ » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:47 am UTC

Yeah, NBC on thursday is really my favorite night of the week.

So much comedy goodness.
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Re: Community

Postby clockworkmonk » Fri May 07, 2010 1:23 pm UTC

So, this has been quiet for a while. Episodes are back, and have all been great.

And about the most recent episode?

That prize is pretty awesome.
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Re: Community

Postby Kizyr » Fri May 07, 2010 1:23 pm UTC

I just started watching it from the beginning. I'm rather liking it so far; will reserve judgment though. KF
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Re: Community

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri May 07, 2010 1:54 pm UTC

clockworkmonk wrote:So, this has been quiet for a while. Episodes are back, and have all been great.

And about the most recent episode?

That prize is pretty awesome.
Yeah, "Modern Warfare" was definitely one of my favorite episodes of the show so far.
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Re: Community

Postby Mo0man » Sat May 08, 2010 8:13 am UTC

I fell in love with the show with... the second episode I think. With Senor Chang. And also, the "donde esta the bibliotecha"
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Re: Community

Postby Shinobi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:07 pm UTC

I found the first few episodes alright, but nothing special. However, from there onwards I did really get into it, especially near the end of the season (I agree about Modern Warfare, that was one hell of an episode). I think the Mad Men reference in one episode just cemented my liking of it. The only problem is that it's not shown in the UK, which means that none of my friends have any idea what on earth it is.
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Re: Community

Postby sendingsignal » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:13 pm UTC

I really love this show. I heard that some of the same people who did Arrested Development write/produce it or something?
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Re: Community

Postby themonk » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:36 am UTC

I watched it through a week or two ago for the first time. I am enjoying it and I think it can get better, if done correctly. Best part so far has been the "donde esta la biblioteca" song.

Are there any similar shows that you can think of that have similar humour?
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Re: Community

Postby sendingsignal » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:47 am UTC

I feel that Arrested Development would be enjoyable to any Community fan, and Modern Family feels similar.
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Re: Community

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:14 pm UTC

Last night's episode was awesome. I'm still giggling over the new Greendale flag.

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Re: Community

Postby Magnanimous » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:27 am UTC

I've only seen four episodes, but there's definitely a lot of Arrested Development in the mix so far:

Abed = Tobias + Buster
Jeff = Gob + Michael
Britta = Lindsay + Lucille
Annie = Maeby + Tobias + Gob?
Troy = Annyong + STEVE HOLT
Pierce = George Sr. + Buster

Also, +1 for John Oliver. :D
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Re: Community

Postby PeterCai » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:01 am UTC

i lol'd

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Re: Community

Postby Clumpy » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:13 am UTC

Gotta say, the new episodes are getting a little too farc-y. It's almost like they ran out of character comedy too early and had to escalate things. And the show is making the big mistake Family Guy did - by making one previously "good" character so horrible that the show doesn't have a balance. Britta's no longer convincing as a potential romantic interest so episodes hinting at that plot arc now feel insincere.
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Re: Community

Postby PerryDigital » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:24 pm UTC

But how amazing was the latest Halloween episode? Zombies! I thought the first one with Batman was amazing, but this competes with Modern Warfare. I think MW just edges it though.
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Re: Community

Postby Princess Marzipan » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:26 pm UTC

The bottle episode was amazing.

If you watch the PREVIOUS episode and pay attention to Abed's BitchVision, you can see the dates for the girls' cycles.
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Re: Community

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:38 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:The bottle episode was amazing.

If you watch the PREVIOUS episode and pay attention to Abed's BitchVision, you can see the dates for the girls' cycles.

Speaking of the bottle episode...
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Re: Community

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:57 pm UTC

Holy shit, that's awesome. I had to watch that about a dozen times before I realized what was going on. Even with the red circle. Impressive for anyone to have caught that otherwise.
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Re: Community

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:48 am UTC

I feel kind of proud because I actually guessed that
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Annie's Boobs stole the pen the first time I watched it. Troy said "[Abed] freed my pet monkey" halfway through, and I learned from Arrested Development that these writers like foreshadowing using offhand remarks.
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Re: Community

Postby meataxe » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:27 am UTC

I watched through the first season of this show recently. I almost didn't watch it. The first few episodes were too disjointed to be enjoyable. The writers didn't seem to know what they wanted to do with the characters, and had them change quite drastically episode to episode. The only reason I kept watching was there was always one scene towards the end of each episode that almost redeemed them for the blunders in characters. I'm glad I did, since after the third of fourth episode, they seemed to get it together and most of the rest of the episodes of the first season were really good. However:

Clumpy wrote:Gotta say, the new episodes are getting a little too farc-y. It's almost like they ran out of character comedy too early and had to escalate things. And the show is making the big mistake Family Guy did - by making one previously "good" character so horrible that the show doesn't have a balance. Britta's no longer convincing as a potential romantic interest so episodes hinting at that plot arc now feel insincere.

I agree. The first episode or two of season two were fine. Not the best episodes of the series, but still entertaining enough. And the pop and lock competition at the end of the Oktoberfest episode was fun. However, the next few episodes just felt like they were trying too hard to put these characters into hi-larious situations. I didn't mind the space simulator episode, but it was on the cusp of being too far-fetched for me. I even felt the zombie episode was just too ridiculous and a little bit cliche.

But the latest two episodes have been decent, so hopefully the three I disliked will just turn out to be a bump in the road.
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Re: Community

Postby cephalopod9 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:28 am UTC

I could maybe start following this on hulu. How important is the first season to appreciating the current episodes? (I caught last weeks episode on the actual t.v., but even with deevee are, prime time viewing is pretty full)
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I think I like the "current synopsis" and "memos" better.
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Re: Community

Postby PeterCai » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:23 am UTC

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"build a blanket fort" done
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Re: Community

Postby Zohar » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:13 pm UTC

I'm close to abandoning this series. Every single episode this season has been about gimmicks, and hardly any of them made me laugh.
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Re: Community

Postby Sprocket » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:45 pm UTC

the best loved tv is the tv that reflects the evil of society whether by drama or comedy.
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Re: Community

Postby Princess Marzipan » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:56 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I'm close to abandoning this series. Every single episode this season has been about gimmicks, and hardly any of them made me laugh.
Weird. I have just been loving it more and more.


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DUH.

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Re: Community

Postby Jessica » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:52 pm UTC

Princess Marzipan wrote:
Zohar wrote:I'm close to abandoning this series. Every single episode this season has been about gimmicks, and hardly any of them made me laugh.
Weird. I have just been loving it more and more.
I think that's what I've been liking about it this season. I mean, each episode is about something specific, but it's hilarious how far they take it, and what they do with it. Also, there are always some really interesting twists which get me out of left field.
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Re: Community

Postby Midnight » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:39 am UTC

Sprocket wrote:the best loved tv is the tv that reflects the evil of society whether by drama or comedy.

I don't believe Community truly reflects the evil of society by drama or comedy, but I like it.
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Re: Community

Postby Sprocket » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:54 am UTC

community is ALL about evil. It's about reflecting the worst most shallow parts of ourselves. That's what we love about it.
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Postby Jessica » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:50 am UTC

Sprocket wrote:community is ALL about evil. It's about reflecting the worst most shallow parts of ourselves. That's what we love about it.
I just watched Mixology Certification and I can't express how right that comment is.
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Re: Community

Postby McCaber » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:12 pm UTC

My god this show is awesome.
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Re: Community

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:16 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:
Sprocket wrote:community is ALL about evil. It's about reflecting the worst most shallow parts of ourselves. That's what we love about it.
I just watched Mixology Certification and I can't express how right that comment is.

MAN IS GOOD.
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Re: Community

Postby Princess Marzipan » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:18 pm UTC

...but he was horny, so he dropped him.

Man is evil.
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Re: Community

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:03 pm UTC

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Re: Community

Postby sugarhyped » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:16 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:I've only seen four episodes, but there's definitely a lot of Arrested Development in the mix so far:
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Annie = Maeby + Tobias + Gob?
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I don't think we should really compare the two... but since you already did how does Annie not have any george-michael in her?

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Man is evil.


My favorite episode right there. Also Comparative religion for the first season.

As far as the end to the most recent episode goes, I hope Jeff is conning that guy (the doctor. Im no good with names). Jeff knows he is going to join the study group so he wants to 'get along' to avoid awkwardness. Then he can point out the guy is really psychotic when the time comes. I do think there is evil inside him.
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Re: Community

Postby modularblues » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:57 am UTC

Abed's deadpan is golden.
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Re: Community

Postby Jessica » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:08 pm UTC

I just love it, every episode has made me laugh so hard. sometimes I have to stop watching it because it's so great.

Picked up the first season on DVD.
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Re: Community

Postby Princess Marzipan » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:27 am UTC

Jessica: Make sure you watch the commentary. So worth it.

So guys, this week's episode is about
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Re: Community

Postby pseudoidiot » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:47 pm UTC

The shirt we've all been waiting for:

http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/detail.php?p=291862
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Re: Community

Postby Jessica » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:01 pm UTC

The D&D episode was fantastic!
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