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Remember Lommy Greenhands 4 years ago on 01/21/10
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Matthew said:
I only saw the first episode but it was god awful.

Parks & Recreation is the only thing I truly love on NBC anymore!


Come on man if you're gonna trash this awesome show don't do it while touting "The Office Again."
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Boudicca 4 years ago on 01/21/10
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30 Rock only just got funny for me again this past week, mainly due to Kenneth and Jack.

Parks and Rec is just bad. I haven't laughed yet.

Didn't like Community at first. If you take away Britta (who is atrocious) and not focus too much on Jeff (love McHale, hate this character), the supporting cast is golden.

I am thrilled to see Chevy Chase actually being funny! He's my favorite part of the show.
PS: Seriously the best comedy on tv right now is Modern Family.
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Matthew 4 years ago on 01/21/10
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Parks and Rec is so superior to the Office at this point I don't even know where to begin. The first season is absolutely unwatchable, but the second one has been spot-on and really using the formula as a launchpad for their own character-based humor that is, at this point, way better than anything the Office is doing with their tired situations and increasingly self-stereotyped characters. At this point, Michael's doofusness is stretching what little believability was holding the show together.

PS: And actually I wasn't trashing this show. I was trashing the one episode I had seen, about which I was very specific for this very reason. But now that people are trashing Parks and Rec y'all can bite my butthole!
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Winter 4 years ago on 01/21/10
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This thread needs to get back on track, so here's a picture of Allison Brie:

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Bad Mongo 4 years ago on 01/22/10
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Donald Glover is totally the secret comedy weapon of this show and I'm still waiting for the writers to fully unleash him.
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Put A Bird On It! 4 years ago on 01/22/10
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Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy said:
Donald Glover is totally the secret comedy weapon of this show and I'm still waiting for the writers to fully unleash him.


Speaking of which, I really hope they release Mystery Team in Atlanta.
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Remember Lommy Greenhands 4 years ago on 01/22/10
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Britta's rad, and super hot, but the writers don't QUITE have a grip on her yet.

Donald Glover is indeed comedy gold.

Tonight's ep was pretty lazy until the dance at the end. Seemed like they had to rush through filming or something. Maybe just a boring tired sitcom director at the helm for this one? Alas.
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Winter 4 years ago on 01/22/10
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Not the best episode, but that professor Jeff is dating is smoking hot.
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Remember Lommy Greenhands 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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I don't like her!
PS: But I DO like the dean's new furry suit!
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Winter 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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I don't think we're SUPPOSED to like her, she's the bridge relationship that's supposed to get Jeff and Britta together.

Mini-rant time: it always bugs me when television writers pre-determine who the central romantic partners will be and then spend years forcing that couple on us through countless hours of "will-they-won't they" contrivances. They should surround a lead with a couple of options and then let chemistry build naturally. In the case of Community, Joel McHale has so much more chemistry with Allison Brie than he does with Gillian Jacobs. But no, the writers and/or executives are forcing the Jeff/Britta and Annie/Troy pairings.

(When we all know Troy is really in love with Abed.)
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Boudicca 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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Everything TheInsomniac said! Maybe it's because I just dislike Britta, but that one scene with Annie and Jeff kissing during the debate...real sparks! I could give a shit if Britta and Jeff ever hook up.
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Mako 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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The only good thing about Parks and Rec is Aziz Ansari. He is the only reason I bother watching.

Danny Glover is a fan of OB's Mazel Tov Cocktail's comedy group, Ninja Sex Party. Well, he posted their video on his blog at least.
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Bad Mongo 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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Mako said:
The only good thing about Parks and Rec is Aziz Ansari.
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Remember Lommy Greenhands 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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TheInsomniac said:
I don't think we're SUPPOSED to like her, she's the bridge relationship that's supposed to get Jeff and Britta together. .


Dude, come on. It drives me crazy when people say this shit.

Writers don't EVER set out to invest whole episodes into stories about characters they want you to be lukewarm about. Every semi-important character EVER written is meant to elicit some sort of response - affection, revulsion, bemused resentment, whatever. Otherwise that's BLAND WRITING, and that's a HUGE problem - there's probably no bigger problem or shame for a writer - at least writing a TERRIBLE script gets you some buzz (hell, and it worked for Star Trek).

tl;dr: Writing/directing 101 - EVERY character is SUPPOSED to SPARK one way or another.

In this case, the show seems to think Slutty Prof is interesting, which is fine, but for me she and the relationship fall flat. They could turn this around at any moment though.

I do agree Brita and Jeff don't have that much chemistry, but I trust the show to find its place. I think they have some tricks up their sleeves.








I just can't wait for Annie to let her hair back down.
PS: I actually have nothing against Parks and Recreation, I just wanted to make Matthew frown - in VENGEANCE.
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Dio 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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Love this goddamn show so fucking much. I am always at work rapping to myself like "Donde esta la biblioteca?". Everyone looks at me and wonders what the fuck Im talking about
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Sans Sheriff 4 years ago on 01/23/10
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Sans Sheriff said:
Nothing beats Abed as Batman.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqEl_3o094c

Video proof.
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Winter 4 years ago on 01/25/10
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zach also rises said:
Writers don't EVER set out to invest whole episodes into stories about characters they want you to be lukewarm about. Every semi-important character EVER written is meant to elicit some sort of response - affection, revulsion, bemused resentment, whatever. Otherwise that's BLAND WRITING,



Well yes, but most sitcoms rely on certain rhythms. Sure we're supposed to like the professor, but we aren't supposed to like her as much as Britta! One of the oldest tropes of the genre is the will-they-won't-they relationship between the male and female leads. Often this storyline is dragged out as long as possible, and one of the most common tricks is to put one or both leads in a relationship with a non-regular cast member.

Now, these side characters may be fascinating, but we are SUPPOSED to be rooting for the leads to get together, yes? So these side characters are SUPPOSED to eventually become less attractive to the lead character and, by extension, the audience.

Community is great, but it IS a pretty traditional sitcom, even as it subverts many of these traditions.



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Remember Lommy Greenhands 4 years ago on 01/25/10
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Somebody said:
Sure we're supposed to like the professor, but we aren't supposed to like her as much as Britta!


Not what you said, sonny. Don't try this backpedallin' tomfoolery UP IN HERE.
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Winter 4 years ago on 01/25/10
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I'll backpedal YOUR ASS, mo'fo'!

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