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Old 04-18-13, 07:54 PM
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Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

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Jeff (Joel McHale) organizes a lovely holiday gathering at his apartment but Annie (Alison Brie) secretly invites Professor Cornwallis (recurring guest star Malcolm McDowell), to get in his good graces. When it becomes apparent that Professor Cornwallis intends to give them a bad grade on their joint History paper, the atmosphere quickly deteriorates and the group takes decisive action. Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash also star.

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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

So weird watching a Christmas special this time of year.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

what is this, i don't even. it was like a bad dramedy. makes me sad.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

sucked again.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

Awful. Awful. Awful. Not a single laugh.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I have refrained from the bashing, but I can no longer resist.

*bash* *bash* *bash* *bash* *bash*
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I kind of liked it.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I felt like it had some moments too. "I'm pretty sure it's anus."

But did the prof tie himself up, or did Chang? The impression I got was it was the professor, but if that was the case, what exactly was Chang's plan to get them expelled?
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I think Chang did actually tie him up but didn't know how to tie knots and even though the professor knew he could get out he decided to stay and have fun with the group.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I liked it.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I'm absolutely shocked that Community had Malcolm McDowell tied to a chair and didn't take the opportunity to have someone prop his eyes open and show him movies.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

Yeah, this one wasn't that bad.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

i enjoyed the lines about valedictorian and britta. had potential at moments then went nowhere. just feels like they throw ideas against a wall, but don't know how to develop it into a cohesive show.

for me a pale imitation of Community is still better than no Community at all.
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I liked it. The first half I thought was great, started to fall apart towards the end though. I feel that they don't have anything for Abed to do anymore except to be metta. There used to be more to him.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

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I kind of liked it.
You don't have to apologize Bandoman! I thought the first few minutes were slow, but it picked up once the professor started playing them against themselves.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

Is this the same apartment Jeff had in past seasons? It seemed different.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

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Is this the same apartment Jeff had in past seasons? It seemed different.
He moved after the fire.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I kind of liked it, although the dark timeline bit at the end was stupid.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

Ratings went up another tenth of a point, back to last seasons 1.3 range.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

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Ratings went up another tenth of a point, back to last seasons 1.3 range.
At this point, if it finishes at the 1.3 range I don't see how NBC doesn't renew it.

For everyone who is hating the show, please continue to watch until the end of the season for those of us who are enjoying it enough to get a fifth season.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

people here who are ripping the show are acting like Dan Harmon wrote all 22 episodes last season.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
people here who are ripping the show are acting like Dan Harmon wrote all 22 episodes last season.
There are some epsiodes that for me truly reached a level of rarified air that very few shows reach in the first three season.

But for the most part the show was a little hit and miss for me during Harmon's run. I mostly enjoy the characters and there are typically enough gags in an episode to make me laugh a few times. That's still the case with most episodes this season. I don't know what people expect.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

Wow, why not put words in people's mouths? Sheesh, I don't think anyone's acting that way at all. As I stated last week, I'm open to change, it opens up doors for the writers to expand or explore new avenues. I'm more than willing to give the writers the benefit of the doubt.

However, in 10 episodes thus far only one episode(Economics of Marine Biology) was remotely as good as anything last year. The other nine episodes have been mediocre to just awful. It's a shame because some of the concepts are up there with the "original" Community, they just lacked real jokes and/or had characters acting out of everything the first 3 seasons built.

I don't know who said it a couple episodes back but it feels like the writers have taken a beloved British sitcom and have done their best to Americanize it.
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
people here who are ripping the show are acting like Dan Harmon wrote all 22 episodes last season.
Not saying that. But there is a lack of overall polish that I attribute to him being gone. These episodes seem like 1st or 2nd drafts that need another pace to fit in better with the older seasons.

He used to do so much (can't remember where I saw it, but one article said he was the lead editor in many episodes, and that affects the timing/pacing of episodes)
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Re: Community -- "INTRO TO KNOTS" -- 4/18/13

I know this season has lacked the laughs and alot of episodes are hit or miss. What people find funny is entirely subjective.

What made this show work for the most part was the chemistry with the cast and how they handled the material given to them.

Dan Harmon oversaw a writers room, scripts, and probably wrote a handful of episodes. He wasn't the sole reason why the show and jokes worked.

I've enjoyed this show because of the cast chemistry. Had a very family vibe after the actors got comfortable with their characters. Not necessarily because the show was exceptionally hilarious.

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