Community premiere delayed

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Yes, but I've always assumed his issues were with Dan Harmon, so hopefully with Dan gone, he's behaving a little better now.

    Besides, it's a promo for the show. I'm sure his contract requires him to participate in promo shoots.
     
  2. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else follow Ausiello?

     
  3. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I think he had a big personality conflict with Harmon but he has made no secret of the fact that he regrets ever joining the show and thinks it isn't funny. Kind of ironic considering it's probably the funniest show on TV right now and definitely the funniest on NBC.
     
  4. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

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    This ew.com post offers slightly more context on the incident:

     
  5. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Having heard Childish Gambino, I think Donald Glover should be the last person to take offense to that.
     
  6. JYoung

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    His contract requires him to shoot episodes too and he still walked off the set.


    I tell people that Community is funny in spite of Chase.
     
  7. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I don't have anything against him. I enjoy the character but he is probably my least favorite. I could easily see some other actor playing him.
     
  8. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    While you're waiting:

    Warning, video may be NSFW. Mildly.
     
  9. JYoung

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    I haven't found Chase to be funny for a very long time before Community and I almost took a pass on the show because he was in it.

    Glad I stuck it out, though.
     
  10. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    wow, indeed!
     
  11. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    That was actually my thought too. I thought there was no way I was going to enjoy a sitcom with Chevy Chase.
     
  12. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    why do they even shoot the show..shoot the behind the scenes bickering and green screen in the study room
     
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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  14. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    Thursday, February 7th @ 8pm is October 19th!
     
  15. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    :up:
     
  16. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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  17. TheMerk

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    Fine with me. Usenet October 19th will be equal to the earliest October 19th to occur anywhere on the planet :)
     
  18. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent. TCF Club

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    Well, less than a day away from the season premiere! I've really been looking forward to having the show back, and curious what it would be like without Dan Harmon. Unfortunately, the emerging view is... not good.

    Sepinwall and Fienberg were despondent in taking it apart in their podcast last week. (Sepinwall has not posted his review as of this writing, but it doesn't sound like it will be good.) And the NY Times really ripped it in their review (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/arts/television/community-returns-on-nbc-without-dan-harmon.html).

    I'll judge it for myself, of course, and hope I like it better than they did. But the gist of what this small sample points out is that it's obvious Dan Harmon is not there anymore, which doesn't bode well for me. :(
     
  19. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8919980/andy-greenwald-return-nbc-community

    "Earlier this week I rewatched "Remedial Chaos Theory," the third-season episode in which the simple act of going downstairs for a pizza delivery creates multiple overlapping threads of reality. At the time I thought it was the best episode of Community ever made. Now I realize it's something even grander. Like a painting on a grain of rice, it's a hilarious and enduring monument to obsession and detail, a testament to disappearing up your own ass and somehow emerging with something worth sharing. It was the high-water mark of Dan Harmon's singular achievement, though no more representative of his manic commitment than the ugly, off-key war criminal episode that aired just seven months earlier. If Seinfeld was a prickly show about nothing, Community is a defiant show about everything, the highs inextricably linked to the lows. Or rather, it was.

    Now it's a show about playing out the string and meeting corporate quotas. It's decent ventriloquism; it's passable karaoke. In its final — and they will be final — episodes, Community isn't terrible. It's just terribly pointless. It turns out the darkest timeline isn't the one in which Pierce is shot or Jeff loses an arm. It's the one in which nothing bad happens at all."
     
  20. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Members of the writing staff did an AMA on Reddit yesterday. (Including my friend who isn't on Facebook or Twitter, so it's quite a shock to see her in any social-media context. :D )
     

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