I sincerely hope the writers make subtle allusions to things that happened in every timeline, so it we're actually sure which one we're watching (except the dark timeline in which Pierce is dead and Jeff lost an arm, of course).
If you think about it, the Eartha Kitt story could have come out later in the night, or just some other day. Same thing with Shirley finding out about Britta smoking marijuana. It will be interesting if the writers give hints that allude to different timelines in the following episodes.
Damn, this is like talking about "Fringe", so fun.
This is why I love Community. This is easily their best episode so far this season. The storyline having different timelines was great. Everybody did a great job in this episode. The opening already had me laughing the way Abed and Troy were smiling. My favorite timeline is the one where Pierce got shot in the leg, and then all the other mayhem started to happen.
This show is endlessly imaginative and many of the vignettes here were funny; the episode held together taken on its own. (Predictable ending, but whatever.) However, the theme/concept episodes are becoming a little tiresome and it would be a relief for the show to now weave in a couple of linear episodes just to make sure they still know how to tell a story. The best episodes from the first two seasons were traditional sitcom format filtered through the show's skewed sensibilities. I'm worried it's becoming a little self-indulgent.
"How is a Lorax-blowing tree-hugger like you anti-immigration?"--Sterling Archer
A decent episode. Nothing compared to last week. The writing for this one was very weak and I too am getting really, really sick of themed episodes. The ending with Abed being the only sane one was pretty predictable, almost too predictable, especially for a show like Community.
I was LOLing at the gang's reaction to Annie's story.
I don't see how people hold this show superior to Parks and Recreation.
Grade: B+ MVP: Brie
2013 Emmys FYC Amy Poehler, Jane Krakowski, Matthew Perry, Martha Plimpton, Louis CK, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Garret Dillahunt
awesome episode, loved all the stories but britta's. Also found it very creative labeling " britted'' as a new word for '' tiny mistakes '' hahaha, that's great. I think we have nice actings here from Brie and jacobs once again. alison Brie could submit that.
Episode grade: A-
Jake M. Johnson, New Girl - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Michael Cudlitz, Southland - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
It seems like it's been for-fucking-ever since I've enjoyed two episodes of this show in row. I was prepared for the typical down turn after that good (if a bit overrated) episode a couple of weeks ago. This could have been wittier, more ambitious, whatever. But the fact that it didn't bore me/annoy me was a great relief. I particularly like Annie's story.
This episode took me back to that NBC ratings thread and how it's a nice example of why this show couldn't air after the Superbowl. This is what they would come up with a Superbowl themed episode, nothing linear, something very out there and very Community that general audiences wouldn't like and wouldn't come back to the following thursday. They would never dumb this show down.
I loved the episode, I thought it was great and hilarious, both appearances by Dean Pelton were incredible.
The only thing I hated was the low use of costumes after last year's amazing display.