Ok, look guys. I’ve been hemming and hawing over this damned CommuniCon piece for like half a week. I was gonna be all journalistic about this and try to cover everything that happened, but I’m Harmonish and rambly and it’s not gonna work. So, highlights after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome, friends. This is Monday Morning Commute, the column that details the various music, movies, books, and general chicanery that we as a collective are basking in on a given week. I am currently typing this bad boy from the empty confines of a general writing workshop I run at State University Y. This lovely University that employs me is one of the few actually open in the greater Boston Area after this weekend’s blizzard, which means that I have trekked onto campus for one meager hour (all of my other students cancelled). None the less. What can we do? So I will make use of my time, penning this paean to to the things I dig.
The darkness is eroding, leaving us with one last gasp of righteousness. That’s right, Community returns this evening. Even though it is probably the last thing I will watch before the Great Blizzard of 20+13 strikes tomorrow, I will die knowing that I got to return to Greendale one last time.
If it wasn’t for our own Nico The Internet, I would have completely forgotten that this week marks the return of Community. Stupidity corrected, I eagerly anticipate returning to this beloved little meta-mad community college.
When Community creator Dan Harmon was sent to the Elysian Fields last Spring, a source of solace was the fact that writer Megan Ganz remained on the show. Such a salve can no longer be applied to our burnt chests, for the talented lady has departed the show for Modern We’re So Whacky. Alas. I want to be upset at this news, but I can’t help but feel that the cameras are never going to roll on Community again anyways. Fare thee well, Miss Ganza.
Chevy Chase, everyone’s favorite douchebag, has left Community. A bit of sour grapes upside my head, since I imagine he had something to do with Dan Harmon getting the boot. As my Nana used to say as she was throwing her diaper out the window, “good riddance to bad rubbish!”
Not content to let Canadian Community fans have a day of fist-pumps and glory, the shows US return has gotten an official date. Like, two months after our Canadian friends. This is bogus.
Canada has it figured out, man. Bears that can ice skate and cook waffles. Medicine for everyone. Community actually hitting the airwaves. We live in the underbelly, jealous of their talking trees who dispense maple syrup and pleasantries.
Community should have premiered tonight. It didn’t. Despite proclaiming that October 19th was going to be the jammy-jam release of the fourth season, NBC recently nixed that idea. Don’t despair! Or, okay, despair. But take with your weepy-eyed dumb faces this trailer for the fourth season. It’s a delicious helping of Alison Brie, Troy and Abed, and thinly cloaked shots at NBC. What isn’t to love?
I’m not an asshole, okay? Well, I am. But I know that what made Community special was a coalescing of a variety of things, of which it’ll he hard to replicate. That said, how can I not get stoked that Danny Harmon is working on a new comedy with Fox?