Community: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)


Season 1

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



Critic Ratings: 41


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User Ratings: 787

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Air date: Sep 17, 2009

An ex-lawyer is forced to return to community college to get a degree. However, he tries to use the skills he learned as a lawyer to get the answers to all his tests.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2009

Jeff takes steps to ensure that Brita will be his partner in Spanish class, but winds up with Pierce instead.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2009

Brita comes between Abed and his father when she signs him up for a film class, and Jeff risks failing a class unless he "seizes the day."

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Air date: Oct 8, 2009

Jeff and Shirley bond by making fun of Britta's new hippie boyfriend, which doesn't go well for any involved. Meanwhile, Troy and Abed become pawns in Annie's psychology experiment.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2009

Señor Chang is on the hunt for a cheater and threatens to fail the entire class if the culprit doesn't come forward. When someone confesses, Jeff comes to their defense.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2009

Jeff talks Troy into playing for the college's football team, sparking Annie's anger. Pierce helps the dean come up with a new mascot, and Britta tries to become Shirley's bathroom friend.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2009

Will Jeff blow off Annie's Halloween party and sell out his other classmates in order to get a chance to score with a sexy professor?

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Air date: Nov 5, 2009

When Jeff loses his home and his car, he is forced to move into Abed's dorm room. Troy has a big date, but jealous Annie is trying to help? Pierce becomes the keyboardist for Vaughn's band.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2009

Jeff reluctantly agrees to be Annie's debate partner, Britta humors Pierce by letting him try hypnotherapy on her, and the gang begins to think that Abed's films may predict their future.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2009

Jeff hangs out with Senor Chang to get out of an essay. Meanwhile, Abed and Troy search for their missing lab mouse, and Pierce helps Shirley out with a presentation.

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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 (41) | Top Critics (23)

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…
Top Critic

A show that started out as a nonstop barrage of zippy, pop-culture referencing punchlines delivered with all the subtlety of an ADD-addled 8-year-old at a Little Miss Sunshine pageant evolved into something much richer and more demonstrably human.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

As the actors grew more comfortable in their characters, Harmon scaled up Community's storytelling ambitions, delivering theme episodes (paintball! musicals! Claymation!) that set the standard for all sitcoms that have followed since.

Apr 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Community's handful of misfired jokes and one romantic plotline that never really went anywhere don't negate it from being one of the all-time great TV sitcoms.

Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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

  • Oct 16, 2020
    One of my very favorite shows. "Community" is such a basic premise, but the incredible casting, writing, and originality make it one of the funniest and charming shows out there. There's such much character development throughout the series, you can really see the characters changing and growing together, well, as a community. Each episode's plot is always unique. The show does a lot of out-of-the-box exploring of genres, not all of which work incredibly, but that's what gives the show it's charm. Community is one of those shows that I could rewatch a million times and never get bored of.
  • Oct 05, 2020
    Community is one of the funniest shows I've seen and it had me laughing out loud many times each episode. The characters are well drawn and diverse, and the actors are excellent. Highly recommended.
  • Aug 10, 2020
    Hilarious, heartwarming and unique. The loveable band of misfits continues to age well, the humor always hits and continues to remain hilarious even after multiple rewatches. There really is nothing quite like community, and i doubt there will be again.
  • Aug 08, 2020
    (all seasons) The subversive humour of the first three seasons, along with the great cast and character chemistry are what makes "Community". The fourth season just feels off, slightly forced even, and the show never fully recovers after that. Its formula - the episodes' identical structure - is increasingly obvious during those last seasons, which, unaided by the cast changes, don't feel that natural. The challenging, original, thought-provoking first three seasons are what "Community" should be lauded for.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    You will never find a show as weird and funny as this one
  • Jul 12, 2020
    COMMUNITY is definitely in its freshman season with a classic TV run of 25 episodes on its first outing. This is the awkward comedy set in a refreshingly new setting, a community college, full of scrubs and weirdos trying to - I don't know what they're doing there, exactly, trying to take thenext floundering step either into or through adulthood. Many of the jokes land fine. A lot of them are inappropriate. Not all subplots play through to the end of the season but for a first run at these characters it's pretty good.
  • Jul 07, 2020
    Humor inteligente que satiriza outros gêneros. Ótimos personagens, cativantes, eles se completam. Ainda estou esperando o filme.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    "Community" is funny and sharp and boasts clever irreverence but did it need such indulgent parodying and questionable storylines?
  • Jun 26, 2020
    Fun and fantastic moments come in the first season of Community, which comes surprisingly, with an energy from the entire school cast, and that can be the best of this year.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Great start to the show but still not fully realized.

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