Community - "Remedial Chaos Theory" 10/13/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Aniketos, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    I loved the concept, but the execution fell a little flat for me. I only watched the episode a half hour ago and I can barely remember the differences between any of the timelines other than the obvious one with the gunshot. I realize that was probably kind of the point - things so similar can take such varying paths, but I didn't love it as much as I wanted.

    A good episode though, and better than the last two IMO.
     
  2. verdugan

    verdugan Well-Known Member

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    Maybe there's hope for you after all :D
     
  3. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

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    I thought it had some good moments but I did not love it like the others did.
     
  4. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    No.
    I honestly just don't grok your taste in television shows.
     
  5. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

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    I think I'd probably fall into the same camp. At no point did I have to pause it because I was laughing so hard...but I enjoyed it. Much, much more than last week, that's for sure.

    Where did Shirley's "baking addiction" come from? I didn't catch every episode last season, but to me that entire issue seems to have come out of nowhere.

    The other thing that bugs me in general about the show right now is Shirley's character. She's got 3 kids, including 2 that are probably nearing their teens, and a newborn. And yet she's been at Troy and Abed's all day baking? I've got a 5 year old and I'm hoping to teach a night course next semester. Just scheduling things around a one night a week class is nearly impossible.

    It's probably something that most people wouldn't think about, but it takes me right out of the show every time that Shirley is spending hours upon hours with the study group.
     
  6. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Neither do I. ;)
     
  7. Bob Coxner

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    This has been a weak season for me but they did hit a home run on this one. Still not up to Parks & Rec (puppy party!) quality but excellent in its own way.
     
  8. matt@thehickmans

    matt@thehickmans Hemo_jr

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    Evil Abed & Troy (and maybe the rest of the surviving gang) invading the primary timeline to take over their doppelgangers lives would make for a great season finale.
     
  9. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    Closed-captioners are almost always working from a version of the show that's not quite finished. The captioner probably did hear "a-hole," but it got edited out of the audio prior to air.
     
  10. mtnagel

    mtnagel Well-Known Member

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    Thought the episode was awesome. Loved it!
     
  11. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    "Annie get your gun"!

    She's got two teenagers to babysit!


    Thunder stolen. :(
     
  12. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I love how they're the happiest without Jeff to interfere.
     
  13. JYoung

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    It's the same reason the Friends could sit around the Coffee Shop all day instead of going to work.

    You could say this about almost any other sitcom.

    How the hell did Ricky have time to take care of all of Lucy's antics and still preform every night and run a successful night club?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I enjoyed the concept of the episode, but it bugged me that every time they restarted the timeline, they showed the whole sequence of Jeff suggesting the die roll and Abed talking about the six timelines. Seems like once they'd shown it twice, they could have abbreviated that scene the rest of the times.
     
  15. pjenkins

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    Was an ok episode for me, hated the repeat of the opening each time as well but overall thought it was pretty funny.

    Of course, then I watched Parks & Rec and realized Community just isn't nearly as funny to me as P&R is, go figure :)
     
  16. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

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    I've gotta start watching Parks and Rec. All I remember is some pretty negative comments when it started (same year Community started, right?), and it seems like it's now the superior show.
     
  17. mtnagel

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    If you want consistent laughs week after week, Parks and Rec is where it's at. Community is different to me because they take more risks. Some miss, but many hit like last weeks episode.
     
  18. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    There are 3 shows that I abandoned then tried again only because of TCF. The Office, 30 Rock, and Parks and Rec. I have not regretted coming back to them. You should give Parks and Rec a second chance.
     
  19. Alfer

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    We enjoyed this episode and it's twist.

    I don't think there were any laugh out loud moments but it's still a decent way to kill 22 minutes.
     
  20. Torgo

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    Is that the place across the street from the C+C Music Factory?
     

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