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Mediocre television show.
No premise, uninteresting characters, poorly written. Half the time I'm just wondering why these people are standing around in a room together and why they have nothing better to do. I do realize given the fact that users have given Community an overgenerous rating and that it's mentioned 24/7 on reddit that many people here will disagree with me however if you can watch this show and not see how bad the writing is, how superficial and dull the characters are, and how all of these characters seem bound to one another in episode after episode purely for the writers convenience, not because they have real or convincing relationships with one another, then I really don't care.
have you been all my life, Community? Season 4 INCLUDED
Listen, I had to edit my review now that Season 4 is almost over. I did take one point away simply because season 4 really hasn't been spectacular as WHOLE, but there have been some amazing episodes, such as Paranormal Parentage, Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations, Herstory of Dance, Intro to Felt Surrogacy, Intro to Knots, Heroic Origins. It took the new showrunners a little bit to get on track, but it's still the same show. Us TV nerds just have a hard time looking past the publicized Behind the scenes shakeups. The show is still really good. Hope NBC renews it for another go-around. I'm not ready to depart the Study Group just yet.
The 4th Season is shorter, and different in tone. It's not as great as the previous seasons but it is still enjoyable, it's not like every episode is horrible and without merit now. I'm still looking for Season 5, and that's all that matters right
My favorite of Abed. He makes the show.
Season 4 was the biggest pile of *** I've ever seen in my entire life
Anyone who has ever written a novel, screenplay or whatever knows there are three basic elements to storytelling:
1. Storytelling (aka Style): The way that story is being unfolded. This could be slow and epic, this could be fast paced and funny. There are alot of stylistic elements going into this. And there isn't really a right or wrong. Season 1,2,3 of community had a slow but steady storytelling useing epilogues to create tention. Just try to keep this in mind
2. Character design: The way that characters are portrayed. Either they're a douche, or nice, or narcisistic (*cough* Jeff). This doesn't really change all that much because people rarely change. And if they do, it takes some effort on the part of others to make them change. Try to keep this in mind ;)
3. STORY! The actual happenings of what's happening ;) In Season 3 we had warmonger Chang, we had the Epilogue about City Colleges invasion, chang being connected to them and of course Starburns still being alive.
Now. Coming from somebody who has written 3 stand alone novels, tons of fan fiction and 5 of her schools theater department productions let me tell you:
YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE ONE THING AT A TIME!
You can either change the style of the show. Or you can let some of the characters evolve. OR you can abandon whole story elements and switch them for others. But you can't do all at the same time. You can do them one after another but not at the same time.
Season 4 did exactly that. They screwed up the style, they completely reinvented ALL the characters and they (mostly) ignored all the given plot elements from post Season 4. That's why this season sucks! It's not because Dan Harmond isn't there anymore.
It's literally because the new writers DON'T KNOW HOW TO WRITE FUCKING STORIES!!! Period!
I remained sceptical of the season until the very end and have come to the conclusion that either NBC wants to tank the show OR that the entire writing staff on community has been replaced by imbicile monkeys.
If you like Season 4 of community you can't have been a great fan of the series. I just had a marathon with a few friends where we watched all 4 seasons in 4 days. And it became painfully obvious. Even after literally knowing the episodes by heart Season 1-3 got laughs. Season 4 had embarrased silence and awkward conversations.
Unless they get some new writers and they stop dumbing down the humor for Season 5 it is dead to me. I will rather remember it the way it was and not let the new "image" change great memories.
What have you done to my favorite show?
I LOVED Community- Seasons 1-3!
This whole season seems off.... I dont understand whats happened to my favorite show.
The plot ideas SEEM interesting but the actual dialogue and side stories are just - awful.
Filled with non sequiturs- It feels like the writers were doing busy work to complete them-You know,
Write "I author Bad Television" 500 times - to cash your paycheck... sort of thing....
Or- This episode must contain 5000 words... anything will do.
And what the HECK is going on with Pierce?? He was the highlight of the show!!
He was the only STAR Community had going in, sure there were some recognizable faces coming in,... , but Chevy Chase was the only star, and now he never appears. The perfunctory
10 second explanation of his absence each show, while necessary for your above average audience still feels like a slap in the face to your loyal fans- if they are like me.
And frankly all the snide inside-jokes about Pierce are is a reason they are called inside jokes. They are only funny to the Cast and crew- the audience wasn't there- so continually making Pierce the punching bag is confusing to the viewers. I read that there was friction between him and a writer, I also read that the entire cast and crew behaved abysmally towards him at the wrap party-
He said, she said, who cares?
GIVE US BACK OUR SHOW, Please.
Killed by the Network
This was a great show killed by crappy scheduling and some kind of behind the scenes executive bull. Season 4 has lost something. The scripting? The story? It just seems to be a version of kooky that some one looked up on Wiktionary then focus grouped. Just Not Quite Right. See you later Community, it was nice.