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Postby Willem » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:10 am

Is anyone else here watching Community? It's a great show, pretty original and wacky at times. Basic setup is that it's about a study group at a community college. There's often a theme to an episode, spoofing/giving tribute to a certain kind of movie and such. It's very aware of standard plotlines/developments in tv-shows and plays with these cliches.

This week's episode was perhaps the best one yet, called 'Advanced Dungeons and Dragons'. Considering the company I'm in here, I recommend everyone watching this episode :) Last season had 'Wargames' which also was a masterpiece.

It's one of the few shows that's almost guaranteed to make me laugh out loud - and considering I watch a lot of stuff while riding the train to work, that must count for something :) Give it a try - I hope it gets you hooked too!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:31 pm

I tried watching an episode, and it left me cold, I'm afraid.

It's very popular in the States.
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Postby raisindot » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:09 pm

I've been watching it since it began, I guess my impression is very different than yours

It has never matched the quality of the NBC shows that follow it (The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock), and this season is jumped the shark from the very beginning and the show is nearly unwatchable. Apparently, the writers feel they can no longer just do a 'normal' episode but instead every one must somehow be a parody of either a TV show, movie, or cultural phenomenon. So we get the Halloween slasher film parody. The stop animation parody. The Lost parody. And, last week, the godawful fantasy genre parody. Or bring in Betty White for the old-biddy-of-the-moment reference.

Instead of focusing on making the writing sharper, or adding depth to the characters, they're just grasping at straws.

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