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3.0 out of 5 stars They're trying too hard, April 28, 2013
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Without Dan Harmon at the helm, a lot of fans worried that the show would deteriorate into the tired old sitcom tropes that the new showrunners have been a party to in the past on their less-unconventional series.

That hasn't happened--but what has happened has got me wondering if maybe taking a more conventional approach would have been a way to revitalize Community. Rather than go their own way, the new team have done their best to replicate Harmon's madcap energy and it just feels...not quite right. It's like when Aykroyd and John Goodman tried to recapture the magic of "The Blues Brothers." That movie was, objectively, pretty funny but as you watched it, it just FELT terrible.

That's how it is here; in their attempts to maintain continuity with the Community of old, the new guys are failing to do the thing they're MOST responsible for: Making the best show they can make with the talent and resources at hand.
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Initial post: Jul 7, 2013 7:52:03 PM PDT
I honestly found 3 stars a bit generous. Most of the episodes felt seriously 'off' but the Puppet episode an the Convention episode were just purely awful to me.

I also have an issue with them pricing this mediocre (at best) season at this price. When Black Friday comes out I'll buy it for $10 and no more, but happily less.
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