Friday, September 18, 2009


I thought this show would be funny. And it is. It's laugh out loud funny. This show is about a successful lawyer whose law degree was not exactly from Columbia. Facing disbarment, Joel McHale's character, goes to community college and tries to con his way through that degree. He might be a slimy, fast talking liar but he is or was good at his job. In one scene his character creates strife amongst a variety of community college students, and in the next he relates them all to one another in a brilliant speech which proves that this show has excellent writers. Also it proves that this show will fit right in with The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock.

However, this show is not without flaws. First, the characters are very stereotypical, which is probably the point. Not only is it obvious that they are stereotypes but the writers feel the need to tell you, as if you couldn't figure it out yourself. Also the end of the episode is predictable. Joel McHale's character tries to screw over the dean, screw over his Spanish study group, and in the end gets screwed over himself. And what happens next, his study group comes to the rescue.
Community is a good show. It has the potential to be a great show. And i am looking forward to see where it goes. Anyone else in for the ride? Thoughts? Criticisms?


  1. I totally agree! I think the stereotyped characters will (hopefully) be developed, but in the pilot of a 30 minute show they tried to do too much. As a result, everything seemed smashed together and underdeveloped. We'll see in the next couple weeks!

  2. I want to like this show. I was not impressed with the pilot. I will give it maybe two more chances. I love Joel !