Community 5 Seasons 2009

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Season 1
(368) IMDb 8.4/10
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12. Comparative Religion TV-PG CC

Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) tries to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, but Jeff (Joel McHale) threatens her holiday cheer when he decides to fight the school bully (guest star Anthony Michael Hall).

Starring:
Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
December 10, 2009

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Comparative Religion

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One of the best shows on television.
Christopher
It's funny and has a kind of feel like Parks and The Office yet, They are not tied to an office so they can do more with the show.
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What makes this DVD set worth purchasing are the amount of extras included.
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126 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Ben on September 23, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm not going to spend much time talking about how much I like Community. The first season, like most, has some ups and downs but it quickly proved itself to be a bitingly funny comedy that could easily hang with the other Thursday night big boys on NBC.

That being said, this DVD set has ruined me for all other television shows. There are outtakes, alternative scenes, producer's cuts, mini episodes, a highlight reel, two featurettes, and 25 commentaries with the cast/crew (that's one for each episode). Clearly a lot of love has gone into this show AND the DVD content. Of course, how can I look at other shows the same way again? Most can't even match up to half of what this set offers.

Right now, Amazon is selling this for 17.99, and you can get 5 dollars off if you put in the code SONYFIVE. Even if you were paying retail price for this, you'd be getting a MAJOR steal. Buy this to not only support Community and its creators, but to support how truly great DVD can be with the right amount of effort involved.
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76 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Judy Wood on April 5, 2010
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This show is UNBELIEVABLY FUNNY. So you can compare your taste to mine, here are the other shows I watch regularly: How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks & Rec, House, Lost, The Mentalist, and 24. With Community, I was hooked from the first episode.

What makes this show great? Rapid-fire wit (emphasis on rapid-fire ... and equal emphasis on wit!), great writing, an innately funny premise that leaves itself open to endless hilarious storylines (the show peeks into the lives of an eclectic, neurotic, lovable, unlikely group of friends at a community college), perfect comedic timing, brilliant characters the likes of which you haven't seen on TV in a long time, and an ensemble cast with real, natural chemistry (their performances are often applause-worthy). Last but not least, the comedy on this show is INTELLIGENT. It will appeal to you if you're pop-culturally literate and enjoy smart humor.

Community never fails to deliver. The LEAST funny episodes of this show are still far funnier than most of the standard fare out there. And the MOST funny episodes of this show will challenge your continence. Yes, it's really that good.
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44 of 54 people found the following review helpful By J. Hart on March 18, 2010
Format: DVD
I feel a little like I'm cheating, writing a review 19/25 episodes through the season. However, I can strongly recommend Season 1 of Community to anyone who enjoys comedy. The show utilizes a talented cast - not just Joel McHale and Alison Brie, but everyone - for a fun mix of subtle and over-the-top humor. Although it took an episode or two to get up and running, once the writers had a chance to introduce the characters Community's been consistently funny ever since. I laughed more at "Introduction to Statistics" and the past several post-Olympics episodes than anything since The Norm Show.

Community doesn't merely get the easy jokes right, either; the writers and actors do an impressive job with some fairly subversive jokes about race, sex, etc. On top of all that, Community manages to be an upbeat show, which is a pleasant change of pace from stuff like It's Always Sunny... (which I also enjoy). I wouldn't go so far as to say it "makes you think," but Season 1 has been a joy to laugh along with!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Hucklebarry on April 21, 2011
Format: DVD
With Scrubs being finished and The Office in its 7th season, I was needing something new. I'm a sitcom fan. Seinfeld, Friends, Simpsons, IT Crowd, The office, Scrubs, and now the Community all sit on my shelf. I don't think its because the Community being newer is why I like it the best. I think its because it takes a style from everything that has worked before it and incorporated into something a little diverse.

The overall synopsis has been tried a thousand times... An unlikely and diverse group is forced together and nothing is as it seems. But they do so much more than try to revitalize a century old idea.

The large cast is at the top of their game. They work well together and no one really steals the show (which I think is a very good thing). While Jeff is billed as the 'leader' he very heavily relies on EVERYONE and their story. At any time someone could be left out or someone, anyone could be focused on and it would work for a time.

The story remembers itself. Each episode isn't a new 20 minutes that start from scratch. If someone broke their leg last week they are in a cast or limping the following week. Its not like the Simpsons where they draw in a door slot when its convenient or they themselves joke about how the plots rarely remember or explain major previous events. Every episode adds to the community cannon that will be drawn upon in the future.

The characters are aware of the outside world. They can joke about politics, companies, religions, hollywood, etc. The show is set in a real world which adds a layer of depth and comedy that some shows will avoid. While Scrubs was a great show, it knew very little of what happened outside the hospital. They brought in guest stars..
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By napenda chapati on April 28, 2010
Format: DVD
In my opinion, Community is amazing! The writing is witty, the characters are great, and it is just genuinely enjoyable to watch. It is great to see Chevy Chase again, and he is hysterical! Abbed may be one of the greatest television characters ever created. If you like the office or 30 rock, you'll probably love this show. If you don't, you still may love this show. Give it a shot!

I, along with many other people I know, were thrilled with this show from the beginning. Some others that I know needed a little bit of time to get acquainted with the characters before they really got into it. So I urge you, if you're a little skeptical after the pilot give it a chance for another episode or two.
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