Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Chip, Oct 7, 2012.
Anyone watching this great series? Season 8 just started last Wednesday.
I refuse to watch a show that fridges all it's female characters.
This is one of my guilty pleasure shows, especially from season 6 onwards (personally, I think they should have stopped at the end of season 5 - they had a strong ending there).
I really don't like that they basically get rid of all of their female characters (both the good and the bad). But I can usually ignore that for the sake of 45 minutes of entertainment.
The show's felt like it's been stuck in a rut since the beginning of season 6. Maybe that's because they've had their maximum crisis (really, how do you beat out the Apocalypse?) and each following season has to outdo the previous one in terms of high stakes and intensity (IMO, they've failed). While there have been some really great gems in the past two seasons, I feel like they've lost the charm and fun of the earlier seasons. That being said, it's still a fun show and I enjoy watching it, I just find the storytelling rather bland most of the time now and they probably need to go in a new direction. I'm disappointed in the season 8 premier, as they had the chance to do some great character development (imagine if Dean stayed in purgatory for the first eight or nine episodes and Sam was busy trying to get him out? I'm sure we're going to see plenty of purgatory in flashbacks, but I would have preferred to see it in a more active state of storytelling) but they casually skimmed over it in favour of jumping straight to a type of reunion we've seen multiple times.
There are also very clear parallel's between the premier of season 6 and the premier of season 8, just with the opposite brother. I'm not clear if it was intentional or not, but it does increase the feeling of "I've seen this before".
The show's past its expiry date and I think it's getting run into the ground now, but the team is still clearly having a blast doing it and I still find it enjoyable to watch.
Doesn't it have that dude from Smallville in it?
I never could get into it.
I like this one. (Yes, you read correctly)
First 3 seasons were good. Then they added the angels more and more, which got annoying. I think they intended the show to end with season 5, but like Buffy, it was too popular, so it kept going, even though season 6 didn't have a very strong plot. Just saw season 7 (thanks to netflix), and it seems to be back on track, doing what it does best, and setting itself up to continue nicely. After season 6, I debated dropping the show. After season 7, I'm looking forward to the next one.
Yeah, this definitely falls into the "guilty pleasure" category. It's been a long, long time since I was able to take it remotely seriously but ... meh, it's fun and it pokes fun at its own fandom all the time, which amuses me immensely.
The fact that the start of every other season involves one brother returning from death/hell/the Cage/purgatory while the other has tried to move on is increasingly hilarious, too.
According to the Internet, this series is about a steamy story of incest. Is that right?
I think they're all about steamy incest, subtextually.
She's changed bodies a few times, but Meg is still around.
"Remember the simple days, when we used to run around and hunt Wend-ego?"
And then there's the reaction to the slash-fic of them on the internet, or their visit to "real world" supernatural sound-stage.
Show is a nice combination of horror and humor.
This is one, though, where they keep shoe-horning in large, season-long arcs, and they don't have to. How about a season finale that is just a solid, monster-of-the-week episode? Why do they feel they have to constantly incapacitate one brother or the other in the season finale?
"You smote half the garrison, then made this big speech about how you were the new god. And then you disappeared. What was that?"
"Well, rude for one thing."
That crisis was pretty short-lived. Looked like it was going to be the whole season. Fortunately, someone realized that wasn't going to work, and it ended pretty quickly.
That's what the nutty part of the fanbase believes, and the show gives just enough fan service to that notice to make them happy while not risking the ire of the Network and advertisers.