Community: Season 3
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America's most incorrigible study group of misfits returns for a hilariously ingenious new year at Greendale Community College. From homicidal Halloween pizza parties, holiday Glee Club smackdowns, foosball showdowns, epic pillow fight wars and an underage campus security force to a shocking remarriage, a riotous funeral service, submarine sandwich throwdowns, a new Vice Dean (Emmy® winner John Goodman) with a strange air-conditioning fixation and a crime show homage for the ages — the Third Season of television’s boldest, brashest comedy is the most brilliant yet. Get ready to cram it all in. Starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, with Ken Jeong and Emmy® winner Chevy Chase. INTERNATIONAL: Everyone’s favorite, most incorrigible study group of misfits returns for a hilariously ingenious new year at Greendale Community College. From homicidal Halloween pizza parties, holiday Glee Club smackdowns, foosball sho
The third season of Community opens with a musical number promising to be "less weird than the first two years combined"--a promise that, thankfully, goes right out the window as the episode culminates in the eternally glib Jeff (Joel McHale) attacking the study group's table with a fire ax. From there, Community is a freewheeling, ridiculous, and surprisingly complex dissection of sitcoms, friendship, and pop culture in general. The parodies of Law & Order, Glee, and Ken Burns documentaries are only the tip of the iceberg. In the Halloween episode, the characters take turns telling horror stories, each reflecting both pop takes on horror and the character's own psyche. Another episode takes place mostly inside of a video game (with the characters converted into delightful digital avatars), others slip into anime graphics or heist-movie plot mechanics or follow out multiple possible timelines, another mimics Hearts of Darkness, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now--this is the stuff of which postmodern doctoral theses and obsessive cult fandom are made. Woven through the season are the efforts of Vice Dean Laybourne (guest star John Goodman, Roseanne) to woo Troy (Donald Glover) into the arms of the Air Conditioning Repair School Annex and the gradual rise of Chang (Ken Jeong) from homelessness to brutal dictatorship, thanks to a hit squad of ruthless 12-year-olds.
Community demands that viewers pay attention and think about American culture at large to catch all the comedy, which is not what most people expect from a sitcom. But this scope and ambition is exactly what makes Community so rare and rewarding--and so funny, for anyone willing to engage. The writing is consistently smart and inventive, the cast (McHale, Glover, Jeong, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Chevy Chase, and Jim Rash as the "pansexual imp" Dean Pelton) is charming and wholly committed to their roles, and the multiple directors maintain a consistency of tone even when adopting radically different visual styles. Community, like the great Arrested Development, pursues its distinctive humor to the fullest. Watch it from the beginning. --Bret Fetzer
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It takes numerous views to get most of the jokes and after watching the first two seasons at least 4-5 times I still catch things I've missed. It's hilarious, the acting is superb, the attention to detail is astounding, and the writing is at another level. Preorder this and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Here's hoping for 6 seasons and a movie.
I love Community, and it deserves 5 stars, but that's not why I'm writing this review.
I purchased Community: The Complete Third Season from Amazon. It was fulfilled by Amazon but sold by a seller called "Omers Treasures."
When I received the DVDs I knew almost instantly they were fake, but they were a pretty good fake. At the time that I bought the DVDs a few weeks ago (and still today) Omers Treasures is the default seller (through Amazon) of the 3rd season of Community, so I am betting that many people have purchased the fakes from this seller and don't even realize it.
So how do I know they are fakes? Well, I am in the digital design/printing industry so I pay special attention to the packaging details.
I have also been to south east asia (China & Vietnam) and have seen firsthand how good the fakes have become.
Basically, on Community: The Complete Third Season, the way you can tell if you have a fake is this:
1) Paper insert slipped into jewel cover (instead of being sealed in)
2) Look closely at the printing quality on the packaging, and compare it to a legitimate copy or previous season. It will appear lower resolution and grainy.
3) Look at the cut line at the top of the outer package insert. It probably isn't a perfectly clean cut, and you might see some white on the edge.
3) Look at the difference in hue of the color between the inserts in each of the DVDs in the set - on mine they were slightly different hue.
So that's it folks. My recommendation is to complain to Amazon and return your DVDs, then re-purchase DIRECTLY from Amazon. Do not use a third-party seller that is fulfilled by Amazon. This is where a seller ships a box of their products to Amazon's warehouse, and Amazon fulfills it for them.
We need to stand up as a COMMUNITY (get it?) and not accept counterfeit discs & packaging that are of inferior quality and probably won't last as long as the real thing. Plus supporting the counterfeit industry is not great.
Also, Amazon get it together and take care of this problem!! You don't want your rep being undermined by shady vendors do you???
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