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Community - Television Review

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by Zarah (subscribe)
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Published December 7th 2012
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Community is a popular American TV show that was first introduced to the world in 2009.

The setting of the show is based at a community college and involves seven very distinct individuals who are in a study group together.

Community - Title Card


At the beginning, watching this show did not make as much of a significant impact in my life due to the presumably stereotypical teenage drama. However, after three seasons, I sincerely believe this is one of the best shows that has been introduced for public enjoyment.

It's got a little of every genre in a comedic setting, which makes this show light, fresh and addictive.

The Cast

The cast of the TV show - Community


This dynamic show includes the following notable characters:

Joel McHale (Jeff Winger)
An ex-lawyer who is forced to enroll in Greendale Community College to get a real law degree. Seen as a self-proclaimed leader of the study group.

Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry)
An activist by heart (and earlier by profession) who has travelled the world and believes in equality, justice and human rights. Seen as an initially intelligent but later-to-be-revealed klutz of the group.

Danny Pudi (Abed Nadir)
A pop-culture fanatic who screams of meta-humor and lacks a sense of emotional attachment. Seen as the robotic darling of the group.

Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirly Bennett)
The loving Christian who is seen as a figurative mother figure of the group.

Alison Brie (Annie Edison)
A typical school-girl who used to be a former drug addict. She is organized, meticulous and the smartest in the group.

Donald Glover (Troy Barnes)
A former quarterback who wants to portray himself as the 'cool' one of the group. He is best friends with Abed, and whenever they are seen together, Troy reveals his playful self.

Troy and Abed in the morning!


Chevy Chase (Pierce Hawthorne)
A mature-age student who is unintentionally racist, sexist and condescending, but something about his character makes him equally annoying and adorable.

Ken Jeong (Seņor Chang)
A Spanish teacher who later enrolls in Greendale as a student and secretly hopes to become a part of the study group. When that fails, he takes up the role of being a security guard at Greendale, but with malicious intentions.

Jim Rash (Dean Pelton)
The dean of Greendale Community college who is constantly yearning for Greendale to excel and reach the ranks of a real university. He is well-known for his outrageous outfits, his secret crush on Jeff and generally trying hard to be the favorite.

Be prepared to find yourself picking up a number of things from the show - phrases, quotes, actions and habits that are sure to become part of your daily routine. Yes, this means Troy and Abed's famous handshake, Seņor Chang's way of producing horribly hilarious puns with his name and Annie's annoying yet cute way of saying 'aww'.



Apart from that, there are some memorable episodes that you will never get tired of watching and re-watching.

There are two epic paintball episodes (in season 1 and season 2), two very intense episodes related to blanket forts and pillow forts (season 3) and show adaptations - Community style - inspired from well-known shows like Law and Order and Glee - with a touch of Greendale Community.

Community S02E23-24 Paintball Episode


There are also episodes of Community (in seasons 2 and 3) which involve the cast in an animated and video-game character environment respectively. I would highly recommend you to get into this show as soon as you can, because it bursts of creativity, originality and absolute (positive) madness.

Community S03 Video-Game episode


Dan Harmon, writer of Community will not be returning for season 4, which leaves me wondering whether the show will be strong enough to retain its creativity and continue to woo its audience. Chevy Chase, who plays one of the iconic characters (Pierce) recently announced that he would not be returning back for season 4. The plot keeps thickening as people await the return of Community.

The big question right now is this - will season 4 rise up to its anticipated launch? Tune in on February 7th, 2013 to catch the premiere and make the judgement yourself.

Community Season 4 returns February 7, 2013.
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