No Nicole Brown. No Glover. No Chase. No problem? (What a fucking dumb lead-in.) With or without those talented folk, the sixth season of Community is a-coming. And we now have a (tentative) return date, thanks to the show’s creator.
How many stars can Community lose before it crosses the Rubicon and becomes Different Entity, Same Appellation? I imagine some would argue that it crossed that river a while ago.
You can, uh, take the Community directors out of the community, but you can’t take the community out of them? What the…what the fuck am I trying to say? Uh. In brief. The Russo Brothers, hot off Winter Soldier, are returning to their roots to direct the season premiere of Community. Which is gnarly.
Bruh! Bruh! Bruh! Reignite the Torches and burn away the Darkest Timeline. We hath been delivered.
File this under: speculation. But it’s speculation about Community, its resurrection, and escaping the darkest timeline. So yeah!, we’re going to fucking engage in it.
Well, what has seemed inevitable more than once has come to pass. Community has been given the axe by the NBC brass.
…and in that moment, “Six seasons and a movie” no longer seemed like fan-propelled (including yours truly!) balderdash. A Community movie may be really-seriously-holy-fucking-shit happening. Or not. ‘Cause rad things seem to seldom happen to this show. But then fucking improbable things happen! Like Harmon returning. IDFK.
Dan Harmon. Mitch Hurwitz. Hard to think of two bigger cult heroes in the world of comedic television. (I’m not really thinking hard at all, but I ruminate on their names and I’m like HOLY SHIT THEY’RE BOTH BIG.) Now these two wonderful bastards are working on a project. Together! Can your gaping maw hold their glory thrusts? Mine can!
One of the surest signs that you’ve made it as a cultural touchstone is when you begin getting parodied into Oblivion. It appears that True Detective has reached such status. ‘Cause True Detective has taken more than its fair share of (amusing?) potshots this week in anticipation Sunday’s finale. The latest one is courtesy of Joel McHale and Jim Rash of Community (and other sundry successes) fame.
There’s a documentary coming out about Dan Harmon – creator of Community, raving mad man, mind behind Harmontown, obese, belligerent inspiration to yours truly. I’m hoping it’s good! That it cuts closer to the quick than the trailer shows. More “this is Harmon dealing with himself” and less “Harmon is ZANY GUY.” We’ll see! Or maybe you won’t. I’ll see. Definitely.