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Talk Back: Series Premiere of NBC's "Community"

Just curious to see how many of you tuned in to watch the series premiere of NBC's new comedy series Community.

You had a chance to read my advance review of the pilot episode from back in May as well as catch my video interviews with the cast of Community (from my recent set visit), but now that the pilot episode has aired, I'm curious to know what you thought of the series.

Did you fall for the loopy charms of the series, created by Dan Harmon? Did you enjoy Community's mix of deadpan humor and emotional heart? Are you already head over heels for its collection of eccentric characters? Does it fit in with the rest of NBC's Thursday night comedy lineup, including Parks and Recreation, The Office, and 30 Rock?

And, most importantly, will you tune in again next week? (And please do, as next week's episode is even funnier!)

Talk back here.

Next week on Community ("Spanish 101"), Jeff conspires to be Britta's partner in a team project for Senor Chang (Ken Jeong) but winds up with an undesirable partner that he can't shake; Shirley and Annie help Britta with her latest social justice cause.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I was looking forward to this show, but i guess they used the best material for the promos. Struggling to give it one more try next week.

JP
Anonymous said…
Loved it. Best thing NBC has put on since CHUCK.
Mike C. said…
Fantastic start! Can't wait to see where this merry band of misfits goes from here. Joel McHale really holds his own and delivered his lines with precision. Hell, even I was wanting to buy into what he was selling!
Annie said…
Loved it! I'll definitely be watching next week!!!!
kimberlea said…
It was pretty good. Surprisingly, I enjoyed Parks and Recreation more. I think that show has finally started to find its comedic voice. Hopefully, Community will too because I think it does have a lot of potential.
Andrew said…
Loved it. Though I am disappointed to hear that John Oliver won't be as present in future episodes, because I thought he and McHale were hilarious together.
Lucy said…
Community sucks and Dan Harmon is fat. I shan't be watching again.
Unknown said…
Hm. I really didn't have interest in watching it, but I was bored at my college job...

Not bad. This isn't the sort of thing I usually watch, but it was funny the longer the study group went on and I had to admire how well lawyer guy talked throughout. And then he got called on his BS, which is great too.
jmixont said…
I enjoyed it. Tightly written and directed. Interesting cast of not-so-stereotypical characters - or at least, all the stereotypes seem jumbled up in odd combinations. I'm looking forward to next week.
Unknown said…
I thought the Community pilot was hysterical. I'll definitely tune in again to see if they can keep this level up.
The CineManiac said…
I thought it was ok. I think if I hadn't seen the promos I'd have enjoyed it more as all the funny parts were already highlighted in those. It was funny, I just knew all the funny parts.
I'll give it a few more weeks though.
Anonymous said…
Loved it and will definitely be watching for more... Every one of the characters was witty and charming and could bring on the funny! Reminded me of Arrested Development in that you could easily miss the next funny line while you are laughing from an earlier one. Hope they use the film references sparingly, though, as I think that will cause some viewers to change the channel...
ryon said…
incredible, the two references i was going to make in comparing this show have already been made, but here's what i thought...

any opportunity for chevy chase to bring the funny is welcomed in my book, but he seemed to take a back seat in this initial episode. I think someone else here said it best, I enjoy P&R alot more and maybe that's because it is entering its sophmore year, it knows what it wants to be and more importantly, it knows a few more things it doesn't want to be. I'm hopeful, first seasons are never going to make me mark my calendar (save Arrested Development, but that was a delicious anomaly, and much more clever in it's writing and charm!)

Jeffe (Joel McHale) was what I was expecting, I hope the talk-soup-quick-quip-esque personality gains a little more depth as the character develops but a chance to oogle Alison Brie on a weekly basis will also satiate my watching!
George said…
"Parks & Recreation" and "Community" suck. I never cared for P&R, but after all the hype and promotion "Community" received, I thought it was actually going to be a good show, especially with Chevy Chase and Joel McHale in the cast. What a disappointment! I'm finding it hard to believe that some people are giving it good reviews. Maybe the posters are NBC plants?
Kelly said…
Community is a big disappointment. I was actually expecting this to be a funny show. It's about as funny as Parks and Recreation, which sucks big time.
Anonymous said…
this show sucks and joel mchale sucks and should stick to the soup because he sucks
Mr. Wood said…
This show sucks! The characters are filled with stereotypes and the jokes are derived. These do not represent real people by any means. Chevy Chase brings nothing to the table here; he's just plays some old guy. Whereas the Office is a commentary on business and management (albeit exaggerated to get the point across), the Community is too unrealistic to warrant any amount of time spent on watching it. Cancel the show!
Unknown said…
Community is "too unrealistic," but The Office is realistic (albeit "exaggerated")? No. Or, at least, it's not anything like anywhere I've ever worked. I've never had a boss who violated company policy, common decency, and the law nearly every day.

If Community is "too unrealistic," does that mean you only watch realistic comedies? I'd be interested in hearing what comedies are realistic. Seinfeld? The Simpsons? Better Off Ted? Do you watch a lot of TV? Personally, if I wanted realism--as you say you do--I'd turn off the tube.
Unknown said…
Harmon and Community stole jokes from a web video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS54G4L_OwQ

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