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Community: Basic Sandwich: Episode 13 Season 5 - TV Review

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In “Basic Sandwich,” Community doesn't devolve into learning how to toast black forest ham subs as part of Subway University’s (Eat Fresh!) curricula. So ‘sandwich’ is probably a metaphor for the study group’s feelings. The Players: Director: Rob Schrab Writer: Ryan Ridley Cast: Joel McHale,...

Community: Basic Story: Episode 12, Season 5 - TV Review

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Community’s fifth season was an improbable gift - one largely spent returning to the wells of what worked earlier in the series. So it makes sense that as we near its uncertain future, “Basic Story,” revisits the notion that Greendale is in peril of being closed down – this time from its own success … and Subway. The Players: Director: Jay...

Community: G.I. Jeff: Episode 11, Season 5 - TV Review

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Community rarely deploys animation, but it annihilates emotion and tackles dark psychological issues with extreme parody. So how does the appropriately titled “G.I. Jeff” fare? Two words Joes: Mission accomplished. The Players: Director: Rob Schrab Writer: Dino Stamatopoulos Cast: Joel McHale, Gillian...

'Community' Just Might Get to Six Seasons and a Movie (Yes Really)

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Community has always been on the bubble. The show does well in its demographic, but has never had high ratings. But after five seasons, the show will have amassed 98 episodes -- two shy of the most syndication-friendly number -- while much of NBC's schedule hasn't worked out so hot. So now it seems like it will get to six seasons. The new twist is that there could...

Community: App Development and Condiments: Season 5 Episode 8 - TV Review

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Greendale acquires the power to quantify and judge human interaction in “App Development And Condiments,” which quickly spirals out of control. Community knows how to build great concept episodes, and this one’s no exception. For goodness sakes, there are outlands you can be banished to. The Players Director: Rob...

'Community': Will Donald Glover Return For The Season Finale? Maybe Not

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There appears to be a lot of confusion as to whether or not Donald Glover will be a part of the season 5 finale of NBC's Community. It's even more difficult to understand that there's conflicting reports due to the fact that the character Troy has already departed from the show. Is it at all possible he could return to Greendale one last time? It's a little...

Community: Analysis of Cork-Based Networking: Season 5 Episode 6 – TV...

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Annie’s path to corruption (and a new bulletin board) begins with Nathan Fillion in “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking.” But lest Community seem too svelte, Chang’s midterm dance theme goes over like a bear at a child's birthday party. Because his theme's actually ‘wild bear at a child’s birthday party.’ The Players Director:...

Community: Geothermal Escapism: Season 5 Episode 5 - TV Review

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Troy Barnes floor-strides into the sunset, in one of Community’s most heartfelt concept episodes. “Geothermal Escapism” may be a game of “The Floor Is Lava” taken to its hilarious, dystopian apex, but it’s also a fitting farewell to one of the show’s strongest characters. The Players Director: Joe Russo Writer:...

Community: Cooperative Polygraphy: Season 5 Episode 4 - TV Review

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Goodbye, Pierce Hawthorne, we knew ye far too well. “Cooperative Polygraphy” is Pierce at his finest, funniest and most disruptive. Only Community can execute that from beyond the grave. The Players Director: Tristram Shapeero Writer: Alex Rubens Cast: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette...

Community: Basic Intergluteal Numismatics: Season 5 Episode 3 - TV Review

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It’s unclear how the Ass-Crack Bandit of  “Basic Intergluteal Numismatics” is actually a bandit. He’s putting stuff into butts, not trying to steal from them. Even if that premise isn’t silly enough for you, Community jumps into the deep end of genre and reminds us why it's one of the most creative celebrations of pop culture. The...

'Community' Returns With a 'Hobbit'-Sized Trailer

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It's almost here. It's one of those things that seemed impossible since Season one, but we're now actually about to start the fifth season of Community. And it looks like NBC is promoting it, trying to get people excited about what could be the final thirteen episodes of the series. Or perhaps it will get to a sixth season and a movie (of the week). Regardless, this...

'Community' Season Five Trailer: Hey Look, Dan Harmon Made It Funny Again

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After NBC ousted creator and showrunner Dan Harmon from Community prior to its fourth season, many fans were concerned that the hilarious and oddball college-set sitcom would flounder and flail without its character.  And while it didn’t exactly fail (I’m pretty sure I nearly audibly chuckled once or twice during the season, and the show didn’t get cancelled),...

'Community' Gets Even More People From 'Breaking Bad'

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It's been hard to say goodbye to Breaking Bad, but it seems that Community wants to make it easier. Not only is Jonathan Banks -- who played Mike Ehrmantraut -- joining Community's fifth season, but so is BB showrunner Vince Gilligan in an acting role.

Donald Glover Left 'Community' for a Reason

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Donald Glover rose up the ranks of the comedy world quickly, and went from a youtube sensation to writer on 30 Rock to star of Community while still under the age of thirty. And when it returns , Glover plans to leave Community after a five episode run, which some see as an effort to focus on his work...

'Community' Creator Compares Criticism Of Seasons 3-4 To Necrophiliac...

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One of the most refreshing things about Community creator Dan Harmon (in addition to the fact that, well, he created Community) is the fact that he seems clinically and pathologically unable to place a governor or interlocutor between his brain and mouth.  Indeed, this is the man who once compared viewing season four of Community (the polarizing,...