Kelly Bedard

Helmed by Justin Roiland (who also voices both main characters) and Community messiah Dan Harmon, Rick & Morty’s zero-fucks-given absurd humour…

  Taylor Sobolewski

Community is back to its comedic roots, but not without some key losses along the way. Last season, we lost Pierce (Chevy Chase) and this season, Pierce died and took his former roommate Troy (Donald Glover) with him. Not literally with him since Troy’s till alive and all, but Pierce’s will offered him an opportunity […]

  Kelly Bedard

When an actor leaves a long-running TV series before its natural conclusion, it’s generally not a good thing. Sure, there are some series so long-lived that turnover is not only inevitable but necessary (while it’s key that Grey’s Anatomy has held on to McDreamy, where would we be if George never left and Jackson never […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

Of all the shows that walk the fine line of will-it-or-won’t-it get cancelled, Community is the one I’ll never understand. It’s about as smart a comedy as we get these days, and the lack of acclaim confuses me more than Nicolas Cage’s morality confuses Abed. It suffered from losing it’s vision along with creator Dan […]

  Vincent Perretti

“enjoy” That’s what Donald Glover tweeted when his newest release because the internet leaked last night. There’s been a whole lot of hullabaloo circling around the rapper or the comedian or even maybe the actor depending on how you look at him over the summer and into the fall. He left his show Community, made a film called Clapping for […]

  Kelly Bedard

TV comedy is in a major phase right now. A shocking amount of the primetime network schedule is made up of sitcoms, while a fair number of hourlong comedies and dramedies still pepper the drama blocks. There are a few standalone hours of network sitcoms- like ABC and NBC’s 9pm Tuesday offerings (Happy Endings & […]

  Kelly Bedard

Thursday has always been a great night of TV. It’s the night on which NBC has been offering up the greatest sitcoms in history decade after decade (even if you’re a misguided Friends-hated hipster, you can’t argue with Seinfeld); it’s the night that played home to the game-changing Survivor and juggernaut Idol for years; Thursday […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last night’s installment of the close-to-cancellation cult sitcom Community was the first in quite some time that reminded me why this show deserves another season. Community was once a groundbreaking show, the most innovative and cleverly constructed on network TV. But with the exception of a few highlight episodes (the Taran Killam-guesting Christmas episode, for […]

  Kelly Bedard

 

Obsession: Your Summer Abed Fix
  Kelly Bedard

In case, like most TV-loving people, you’re terribly lonely and missing your favourite shows now that summer is upon us, Variety is here to save your day. Your best friend Abed is back, if only in print, to give you his predictions for this year’s Emmy race. Here’s the link to the hilarious article from […]

  Kelly Bedard

“I’m not jealous”- Troy is jealous of Jeff’s dinner with his best friend Abed. (Community) Shirley as Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction. (Community) “I want you take this money and buy a book, it’s called ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’!”- Vance tries to help out a stripper at his bachelor party. (Perfect Couples) […]

True Love: Other Stuff Edition
  Kelly Bedard

It’s Valentine’s time and TV is in full romantic bloom. Here are our favourite romantic episodes of the week: 1) Glee  (We’ve covered this already. Twice) 2) Community (This too. Just once) 3) Modern Family The reprisal of Clyve and Juliana, Gloria turning Valentine’s day into a competition, Manny’s quest for Hayley’s love, Cam and […]

True Love: Community Edition
  Kelly Bedard

Never was a story of truer love than that of Troy and Abed. This week’s Community Valentine’s Day episode shined a light on one of TV’s greatest friendships as Troy and Abed struggled with the fact that they were both attracted to the same woman. Unlike many a bromance before them (Dawson and Pacey, Alan […]

  Kelly Bedard

Malcolm Jamal Warner guest starred on Community this week. It was an okay episode, far from the best Community offering but still pretty good. But in a particularly Abed-light episode, the best joke of the week capitalized on his TV history-heavy humour without even putting him in the scene. Take a look at that sweater […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

To say that I love Christmas is an understatement. To say that I love Christmas-themed popular culture is one of the biggest understatements of all time (see also: last year’s Christmas-episode list, or the My Cinema Blogs ongoing series of Christmas-themed movie analysis). See, as a young half-jewish girl growing up in an agnostic household, […]

  Kelly Bedard

A lot of people spend a lot of time (and a lot of time on TV) trying to say something about God. And faith. And religion. And everything else. Few ever actually manage to say anything. The sad reality is that no one will even notice the incredible power of this week’s Community, it’s not […]

The Awesome is Back
  Kelly Bedard

Community returned this week with what is so-far my favourite premiere of the season. Last season’s (actual) funniest new show was in uncertain territory after a mediocre finale that threw the characters into lame romantic conundrums. But after this week, season 2 appears to have the potential to be even better than most of the […]

  Kelly Bedard

I realize I have fallen behind on the many many things happening in the TV world right now. It’s finale time, which means it’s My TV Season Wrap-Up time so my plate is quite full of writing to be done. In the mean time, in case you haven’t been following @MyEntWorld on twitter (which you […]

On a show as meta as Community, the season finale was bound to be semi-tongue-in-cheek dramatic. So in theory I shouldn’t have minded when all the romantic drama usurped what was otherwise an episode about dalmatian fetishes and John Oliver’s penis. But I did. The season finale was probably my least favorite episode of Community […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

As an unabashed fan of both bad action films and Joel McHale’s biceps, this week’s episode of Communitywas always going to be a hit with me. However, the show really knocked it out of the park by anchoring it in the kind of plot-moving emotional relevance that few shows can pull off with this sort […]

  Kelly Bedard

Manny: the only truly great thing about super overrated ABC sitcom Modern Family is the creepily mature, naively proud and generally delightful stepson/uncle/brother Manny (Rico Rodriguez). One Tree Hill: Julian’s adventures into brohood, Nathan’s willing decent from superman status, Brooke/Haley bonding time, some fun Skills moments and a good campfire nanny Carrie story= one very […]

A COMMUNITY I Really Want to Join
  Rachael Nisenkier

Community may just be the best written show on television. The lines in Community could be the most quotable, loveable wonderful television shows on the air. Emotional breakdown that starts with a teary eyed, “I’ve peed alone my whole life?” Check. Fun, only slightly-dated popular culture references that also serve as character analysis? “Annie also […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tonight’s How I Met Your Mother paid tribute to the great coming of age movie Dead Poets Society. With Barney’s gesture of standing on his desk and addressing Ted as “captain my captain”, How I Met Your Mother made up for the merciless (and hilarious) mocking that the same film had endured on Thursday. Last […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

The Office Sometimes, The Office is just so pitch-perfect that it shocks me. Tonight’s premier episode comfortably, brilliantly straddled the line between Michael’s awkward neediness, Jim and Pam’s happiness, and the rest of the cast’s quirks in a way that at once re-introduced us to our friends at Dunder Mifflin and made us wonder how […]