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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.
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.
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.
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.
"Community" can be fresh, funny, smart and extremely aware of its own cleverness.
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.
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.
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
Taking advantage of the rest of this amazing cast proves the show can be just as funny and lead to more unique plotlines.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Community: Season 1
Apr 03, 2021What sets Community apart from other sitcoms is its ability to balance smart, snarky, sardonic humor with mature, emotional, and soft-hearted undertones that remind one of an after-school special. Additionally, the varied and talented cast of Community serve as quite the booster, providing a list of depthful characters with faults who continued to grow as people with each passing season.
Mar 15, 2021it is my fav comedy show
Feb 19, 2021I really enjoyed this series a lot and loved the cast and special guests. The only thing or should I say character that I did not enjoy was Shirley. The way she speaks runs right through me like nails on a black board. It makes me cringe. I can't handle that "sweet", I'm so "innocent" yet completely judgemental, close minded and manipulative voice and mannerisms. It's why I can't stand religion. Don't get me wrong, Yvette Nicole Brown, played that role wonderfully, so wonderfully that she irritated me beyond the words I've already written. That's when you know the role was cast well which is why I watched the entire series. Well casted and worth watching.
Feb 01, 2021Community season 1 was good, but as usual you will need to get through half of the season before the character's personalities are established and they have rapport with each other. But that is when the dynamics are the best and there is sense of everyone trying to adapt to each other. The laughs only increase and you will be happy you watched. Definitely worth a go, you will be glad you did!
Jan 11, 2021Came to this party extremely late, but it's 100% hitting the spot for low-commitment comedy. Why did I ignore it before? And how did I have no idea what the premise was? I always thought it was about a community center... and now I realize it's because it started at the same time as Parks & Rec and I smushed them in my mind.
Dec 18, 2020The show got stronger as it progressed. And it jokes through that might not be said today
Nov 09, 2020the first season is the best of the series, the episode "comparative religion" shows how much community is skittish on the themes.
Oct 16, 2020One 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, 2020Community 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, 2020Hilarious, 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.