Community: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)

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Critic Consensus: Snarky and fast-paced with a surprisingly tender undercurrent and an engaging cast, Community is one of the best new comedies of the season.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2009
2
Air date: Sep 24, 2009
3
Air date: Oct 1, 2009
4
Air date: Oct 8, 2009
5
Air date: Oct 15, 2009
6
Air date: Oct 22, 2009
7
Air date: Oct 29, 2009
8
Air date: Nov 5, 2009
9
Air date: Nov 12, 2009
10
Air date: Nov 19, 2009
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Critic Reviews for Community Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (22)

Do we care about what happens to this group of loveable losers? Yes, we do. In Community, NBC has a winner.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Their psyches may be broken, but they still have hearts, and you will root for them, not mock them. Community even expresses in its title something glaringly missing from so many Americans' life. You'll find it here, Community promises.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Thursday night's premiere isn't quite there yet, but since a sitcom with engaging characters remains a lovely thing, "Community" is well worth a shot.

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

One of the pleasing things about "Community'' has to do with what it is not. The show doesn't fit into any of the more familiar half-hour comedy formats on network TV right now.

Sep 17, 2009 | Full Review…

I've seen the pilot episode at least four times already and I laugh just as hard at the jokes now as I did the first time.

Sep 17, 2009 | Full Review…

"Community" can be fresh, funny, smart and extremely aware of its own cleverness.

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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There's a fine line between exploiting a serious condition and finding the humanity in it, and Danny Pudi, who plays Abed -- described by NBC only as a "pop-culture junkie" -- walks that line masterfully

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Taking advantage of the rest of this amazing cast proves the show can be just as funny and lead to more unique plotlines.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

In all honesty, though, this is Danny Pudi's show. His turn as the genius that is Abed is simply a revelation. Pudi's ability to turn on a dime is astonishing.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

While it had some rocky episodes early on, Community has grown into my favorite comedy currently on television. Its inspired understanding of traditional television storytelling and anarchic rule-breaking has kept the show from ever growing stale.

Jan 11, 2019 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Community: Season 1

Great! Community is one of my favorite sitcom shows and the first season is a good start. The only gripe is that it's taking a while for the writers to settle on the approach that the show does best with

Community Season 1- 6.5/10 I think that part of the reason my grade for this is lower is because I had it overhyped by my friends. First of all, I did enjoy this season. The cast is great, the set-up is nice, but the actual comedy and meat of the episodes just has not quite landed for me. I do see the potential, and a few episodes into the second season am enjoying it quite a bit. Joel McHale anchors this show with a slick lead performance, Alison Brie is great, and Chevy Chase does a great job in his role as well. I also love the small doses of John Oliver. Like I said, I feel underwhelmed but due to the great cast and premise I think I will like the show more in the second season.

Great start. Hooked!

Community's hilarious debut benefits from great writing and a solid cast.

Best tv series i have ever watched. It tops all of the other comedy tv series i have watched and i have watched through all 6 seasons

One of the best first seasons I've ever seen on TV. This is one of the best TV series ever to be made and this is by far the shows best season.

The writing and meta jokes in the show are amazing - while still managing to have some good messages and interesting characters.

Very funny. Each character is fun to watch on screen. I love it!

Batman, Paintball, and Chicken Nuggets?! What else could you ask for possibly ask for from a TV show about the experience of a Community college study group? On a serious note, if you can't think of any Abed will.

The fact that every episode has a moral lesson makes it seem all the more heavy-handed, but apart from that is some excellent writing and delivery from a team that makes such an unlikely setting work to hilarious ends.

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