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    It bothers me a little that Abed flat out broke the fourth wall, instead of hanging on it or being Genre Savvy to the extreme.

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  2. #182
    After a weak season opener, this week's episode a lot of fun again.
    I don't hate you. I'm just not necessarily excited about your existence.

  3. #183
    Cant watch it at work D:

    Watched first 8 minutes and my boss caught me... She will report me now >.<

  4. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by Cybran View Post
    Cant watch it at work D:

    Watched first 8 minutes and my boss caught me... She will report me now >.<
    lunch break?
    otherwise not a good idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    It bothers me a little that Abed flat out broke the fourth wall, instead of hanging on it or being Genre Savvy to the extreme.
    I kind of liked how he said it(while watching them on security cameras) - its not the first time abed has broken the 4th wall on purpose.

    My favorite line(scene) had to be when troy looked in pierce's 'special' workout room, only for him to be oblivious and shirley being totally aware and scared of it. Then the followup of Britta eyes widen to to her retort about a mask without a zipper at the mouth.(Priceless. Lol.) only for troy to be oblivious.

    overall a pretty awesome episode
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    I admit to having a nice diabolic cackle now and then, but it's not like I'm sitting in front of a bank of monitors each filled with an angry forum thread, stroking a siamese cat and telling my henchmen that they've failed me for the last time. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    It bothers me a little that Abed flat out broke the fourth wall, instead of hanging on it or being Genre Savvy to the extreme.
    Do you mean when he said "I remember when this show used to be about a Community college." I didn't take that as breaking the 4th wall. As it has been shown in past episodes, Abed views the world as if he were watching TV. I think he was just suggesting that while watching his friends, he normally saw them at the study group and class.

  6. #186
    It was streets ahead of the first episode, but still missing something. It was like they had too many stories at the same time and the ending was flat. Some kind of Deus Ex reveal from no where. It didn't really carry over the "Scooby doo" theme to the end.

    Still a really nice episode.

  7. #187
    Quote Originally Posted by Cybran View Post
    It was streets ahead of the first episode, but still missing something. It was like they had too many stories at the same time and the ending was flat. Some kind of Deus Ex reveal from no where. It didn't really carry over the "Scooby doo" theme to the end.

    Still a really nice episode.
    how is the theme not carried through? spooky house, disguised man, big reveal at the end that explains everything. There was even the rare twist ending that puts in a second bad guy who the original guy doesn't know about. The only thing missing would be the iconic 2-3 minute chase scene with the hallway of doors and all the characters being chased two and from each doorway while crossing each other's path.
    Originally Posted by Daxxarri
    I admit to having a nice diabolic cackle now and then, but it's not like I'm sitting in front of a bank of monitors each filled with an angry forum thread, stroking a siamese cat and telling my henchmen that they've failed me for the last time. (Source)

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    I am a giant fan of the Community, I loved the first 3 season, hell I could probably quote most of the show...

    But this season is off. I don't know why I feel like that but everything seems to be going too fast, characters even talk too fast(?), a lot of things don't make much sense, the wittiness just isn't there, instead a lot of the jokes and funny scenes seem brute forced onto me.

    And I don't think I am the only one with these feelings because the ratings dropped by almost half... Meaning that almost half the people who watched the 1st episode didn't watch this one: https://twitter.com/jonweisman/statu...48688905740289

    Well surprise, surprise, firing the producer does have effect on the show's quality ... Honestly I'm giving it one more chance next week and if I still don't like it I will stop watching because I don't want the "Scrubs scenario" to repeat again = last season comes up with less episodes, some new actors/writers/producers and it's a disaster essentially killing most of the great memories you'd otherwise have of the show.


  9. #189
    Quote Originally Posted by Alexpower3 View Post
    how is the theme not carried through? spooky house, disguised man, big reveal at the end that explains everything. There was even the rare twist ending that puts in a second bad guy who the original guy doesn't know about. The only thing missing would be the iconic 2-3 minute chase scene with the hallway of doors and all the characters being chased two and from each doorway while crossing each other's path.
    In the cartoon the ghost was caught in a fail trap. Here it was just "Hey #Pierce'sbrotherisback"

  10. #190
    The 3rd episode was really good.

    They finally managed to tie in every knot by the end. I loved it.

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    This thread feels dead

    Anyway the 4th episode was really good as well. This time it seems they decided to scrap the whole 3+ parallel stories and just go with a 2 story model. The whole study group was moving together as one. There was the little Abed and Klaus(?) thing, but not a full side story.

    The whole "history through the eyes of the vanquished" was also done really good. I hope the series doesn't get scrapped... It's too good for that.

  12. #192
    I'm still here!
    Time gets away from me nowadays.

    I did enjoy this episode, I really enjoyed when their teacher came up to them in the lunch room and the group thought he fabricated an elaborate scheme just to teach them a lesson.

    I really wonder how well the ratings are going - I hope that its going well.
    Originally Posted by Daxxarri
    I admit to having a nice diabolic cackle now and then, but it's not like I'm sitting in front of a bank of monitors each filled with an angry forum thread, stroking a siamese cat and telling my henchmen that they've failed me for the last time. (Source)

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    I hated episode 4. For the first time ever while watching Community I felt bored. The only highlights were the throwbacks to the lost pen bottle episode, the D&D game etc.

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    I've had hope for the first 3 and then again for one or two of the later episodes of season 4, but the latest one (with the balloon ride and the felt and the berries) was, sorry to anyone who liked it, utter crap.

    All through S4 it felt to me as if they were playing themselves from S1-3, and did a bad job at that. The show is trying to somehow get on with all the things that worked previously while adding... personality (?) to it. But the contrary is the case, the show feels generic and pathetic for the most part.

    I am really sad. Community S1-3 will be among the top3 comedy shows I've watched. The rest so far doesn't even deserve to be named in the same sentence.
    No point mentioning these bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpab View Post
    Funny Has only good words for Dan Harmon, and in his list of favorite episodes, there is not a single one from season four. I WONDER WHY?
    No point mentioning these bats, I thought. The poor bastard will see them soon enough.

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    I'm delaying watching the puppet episode from this week. I can't bring myself to do it. It sounds like crap, and just a random gimmick. In a season of 13 episodes, you don't make stupid gimmicks for most of them and expect it to be good. At least the end of the season might be better with Chang carrying out his plot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    I'm delaying watching the puppet episode from this week. I can't bring myself to do it. I t sounds like crap, and just a random gimmick. In a season of 13 episodes, you don't make stupid gimmicks for most of them and expect it to be good. At least the end of the season might be better with Chang carrying out his plot.
    It's not as bad as it sounds. The entire episode isn't as puppets, it kinda cuts back and forth - the Dean is using the puppets as a therapy device, for the group to tell what happened on a trip. There was a few moments I really enjoyed from it.

    The show is nowhere near the level of funny that was in s1-3, but I don't hate it. It's still better than the majority of comedies out there.
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  19. #199
    I saw the episode had puppets and I was prepared to be disappointed right away. I just hate that stuff...and the singing...just stop it.

    When they were puppets singing with the fat guy from seinfeld I had to turn it off. I hate puppets, I hate the singing, and I hate the fat guy from seinfeld.

    At least I know I can always count on Parks and Recreation to deliver every week.

  20. #200
    This past episode (puppet one) was the first time that Community has let me down. The puppet stuff was fine, it was the songs that did it. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of musical episodes...my favorite episode of Buffy was "Once more with Feeling" and their have been lots of other shows that did successful musical episodes. Hell even community has done one before (Christmas pageant one where they filled in for the glee club). It's just the the songs in this episode weren't good. Tonally, lyrically, structurally....just not good.

    The only thing i liked about it was all the secrets they revealed. Each one fit the character so well (Troy's was kinda random, though), including Abed's response: "I didn't share one that night. After we got back from the woods everyone was being silent and not making eye contact. I didnn't know why, so I just mirrored your behavior". heh heh, good ole Abed.

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