some thoughts on History 101: S4E1 Community
Watched last night’s Community again and I have opinions! Amazing!
I’ve never liked watching the show on TV. I don’t know if a lot of people do. This might be the reason it remains a cult show and a critical darling in the same way Arrested Development was: the format of network TV with its long commercial breaks doesn’t lend well to self-referential shows. There was a lot going on in the episode, much in the same way some of the S3 episodes were, and that doesn’t flow well on first viewing when interrupted.
I enjoyed the episode a lot more on second watch. Highlights were definitely Abed’s Happy Place scenes- the not-so-subtle mocking of other shows that follow the live/laugh track format was on point.