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Community - Entire series

Community is a series that is difficult to compare with other series. It is truly one of a kind, and in my humble opinion one of the best - if not the best - comedy series. Community has this bizarre and clever type of meta humour that is rather unexpected at times. The cast is nicely balanced and is packed with chemistry, but I'll talk more about that later. I would give the first four seasons a 10, but the last two seasons had a slight drop in quality. Even though this series was finished years ago, it still has a loyal group of followers. I am definitely not the only one who considers this to be one of the best comedy series ever.

In Community we follow a diverse group of people who receive an education at the Greendale Community College. It is a rather inviting group of people, but it also feels as if this group doesn't need any new members. The group came into existence as one of the main characters wanted to hit on someone who also goes to Greendale. He made up the fact that he had created a study group, just so that he could 'study' with her. He didn't expect that she would invite other classmates to join the group. This is how the study group came to be and how they had all kinds of bizarre and strange adventures, albeit in a slightly different form in the final two seasons.

In the early stages of Community, the most important character was Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Great Indoors). He is a narcissistic, vain man who lied about having received a law degree. His goal is to finish a study as quickly as possible, so that he can resume his work as a lawyer. Even though he was the most central character in the beginning, I personally consider Jeff to be one of the less interesting characters. Luckily, it doesn't take long before he steps out of the spotlight and the other members of the study group get their chance.

You've got Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase, Saturday Night Live), a racist old man who is unable to defy his father. There's also Troy Barnes (Donald Glover, Atlanta), a not very bright athlete who was the most popular kid at high school. His former classmate Annie Edison (Alison Brie, GLOW), a neurotic know-it-all, Shirley Bennet (Yvette Nicole Brown, The Odd Couple), a heavily religious mother of two boys are also great additions. There's also Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs, Love). She doesn't seem to have much insight into human nature, even though she wants to become a psychologist. She enjoys protesting, purely for the sake of protesting. And finally, there's Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi, DuckTales). He is an autistic movie fanatic who often looks at the world as if it were a television series. In my opinion, he is the core of the show. Next to the study group, the show has various characters that become more important as the show progresses. Ben Chang (Ken Jeong, Dr. Ken), Dean Pelton (Jim Rash, Reno 911!) and Ian Duncan (John Oliver, The Daily Show), for example.

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As the characters differ so much from each other, they always end up in unexpected situations. The humour is always unpredictable and is also brilliantly put together. Throughout the seasons, their adventures become increasingly crazy. All kinds of animation have been used. There was a claymation episode, an anime and even an episode that takes place in a 16-bit videogame. Next to that, there are also episodes that revolve around paintball or creating a giant pillow fort. If you can think of it, it exists in Community. The series is also packed with pop culture references and the creators are not afraid to criticise, even if the criticism is aimed towards the series itself.

Humour wise, Community fits into the same group as Arrested Development and The Good Place. Sometimes certain events or jokes reappear several seasons later. When watching Community, it is advisable to binge it. In total, the series consists of 110 episodes of 24 minutes each. You will go through them incredibly fast. Especially the first four seasons were incredibly good, in my opinion. The final two seasons weren't that great, which is mainly due to the absence of various characters. Next to that, there were a lot of uncertainties about the future of Community. The final season wasn't produced by NBC, but by Yahoo!. Halfway through the final season, everything seemed to be a lot more stable and as a result of that the series was able to end on a high note.

After Community ended, there were are a lot of rumours about a possible movie or a different type of sequel. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened so far. Most of the Community cast have had rather successful careers, so a reunion will be quite difficult to put together. I remain hopeful for a movie.

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Community is - in my opinion - one of the best comedy series of this generation. Great humour, a good, diverse cast and bizarre situations manage to elevate the series to great levels. Unfortunately, the final two seasons didn't live up to the hype, but the series managed to end on a high note.

Based on everything that I mentioned here, I will give Community a well-deserved 8.
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