Discussion in 'Community' started by kingthlayer, Jul 25, 2010.
He was saying that he was obviously being sarcastic, given that the 60s weren't that long ago.
... I'm not sure how the second part of his post escaped my notice the first like 5 times I read his post. I'm chalking it up to sleep deprivation But really, I just noticed his question and thought he was curious.
-sj loves kevin spacey
This is the experience of which I'm currently in the middle. I got through season one in two sittings, and now with a third sitting I'm five episodes into season two. Can't get enough. There's nothing more fun than heckling Pete through an entire episode.
Pete has quickly become one of my favorite characters. Simply because he's so unlikable. He's like if Don had all of his ambition but none of his charm, and had to make up for it by being a simpering *****.
I hate Pete so much. But the episode where he gets "unmanned" not once, or twice, but THREE times...wow. With my feminist mindcap on, that episode was brilliant. He really is trying so hard to be like Don and it is really sad. Honestly, I think one of the driving forces for his own philandering is that he wants to be like Don. I loved how surprised Pete was when Don decided to go home to Megan instead of hang out with the prostitutes.
At least Don shapes up by the end of the season. Phew!
Someone should really edit the title of this thread...
Pete is a great character. He's an ass, but he's such a well-written and -acted and fully realized character that it's impossible not to feel bad for him at times. He's ambitious, but he can't quite figure out how to act on it. He resents being dependent on others, but he's so used to being handed everything that he doesn't know how to earn for himself and resents the fact that he can't earn it just by showing up. He's a kid desperately seeking approval and success, and the fact that he doesn't know how to get them is killing him.
My favorite bit of writing and characterization is the way that, unlike everyone else, he can't manage to conceal himself. Don is a master liar; he doesn't say too much, doesn't reveal himself to others. Roger can lie like a pro. Everyone else at the office knows not to say too much. Even Betty is great at not saying what she's thinking. But Pete can't help continually infecting his commentary with his petulance, narcissism, insecurity, and callousness. He tries for a compliment, and the unintentionally telling, "I'm giving up my life to be with you, aren't I?" comes out. My favorite example is when he tells Don, "It matters to me that you're impressed." He could have used a dozen other less revealing formulations, more appropriate to an era and workplace of reserve. "I respect your opinion." "It means a lot coming from you." But instead all that neediness and vulnerability just slips out. Tremendous.
Nicely said Havac. Totally agreed. How much of the show have you seen? There are several great Pete moments in Season 5, that just totally reinforce what you're saying.
Five episodes into season two.
Yeah Pete is my favorite character. Not in the sense that I like him the most as a person (that would go to Kenny), but in that he's the most fascinating character to me.
Well, my favorite is Roger. Because he's Roger. But Don, Pete, Peggy, and Betty are clearly the most fascinating characters so far. Joan is great, too, and Cooper is fantastic whenever he's deployed. I also like seeing more of the supporting characters like Sal, Ken, and Harry.
What I'm saying is that this series has good characters.
I'm the same when it comes to Roger. When I'm out in public, I try to put on my best Don image (minus the infidelity) but deep down, I'm really Roger and I think that's why I love him so much.
When I'm out in public, I put on my best Glenn image.
That sounds about right.
Oh just you wait until Lane.
Roger has the best lines and quips for sure. But overall he isn't the most interesting character. I love him though.
his story arc took a pretty interesting turn at the end of season 5 though.
some slightly spoilerish season 6 pics
Ugh, will she just go away already?
Also, their swimsuits seem really...modern?
I'm enjoying Lane now. But Roger still gets all the best lines. "You ever get three sheets to the wind and try that thing on?"
Also, Duck can go to hell.
Lol, no arguments there.
I hope season three ends with Ken riding his lawnmower over Duck.
Late 60's. Roughly the same amount of skin that we have now.
Just saw this in another thread.
SURPRISE! THERE'S AN AIRPLANE HERE TO SEE YOU!!!!!
When does Season 6 get here?