My super-involved retro-analysis of Community Season Three -
Community Review: "Regional Holiday Music" -
…so far, Community has a great track record in the holiday episode department, and I’ve come to associate the Christmas episodes in particular with the show’s deepest, innermost sense of earnestness and sincerity—because it’s in those episodes that its voice has sung out the clearest.
Last night’s episode—the show’s third annual Christmas installment, entitled “Regional Holiday Music”—sang out more clearly (and more literally) than ever, delivering a hilarious musical send-up of Glee (with a healthy dose of Invasion of the Body-Snatchers) while yet again managing to affirm its core values of friendship and togetherness. Like Britta, the show takes this opportunity to “sing its heart’s song”—albeit much less awkwardly.
Excerpt from a piece I wrote over at PopBlerd.com. Community fans, check it out here!
Yes I do, I know exactly what will happen at 3:15. At 3:15 we aren’t going to get back in bed together, and she isn’t gonna wrap her legs around my legs, and we aren’t gonna fall asleep. And then, in the morning, she isn’t gonna say, “Hi person.” And then we aren’t gonna have another day, just an ordinary, boring day. And then we aren’t gonna have kids, and then we aren’t gonna grow old together, and we aren’t gonna look back on our lives, because we aren’t even gonna know each other. That is what is gonna happen at 3:15.
I’ve wanted to write about Community for a long time, but I’ve been kind of afraid to—not just because I fear not doing it justice, but because I fear not adding anything new to the conversation. Because, really, what can I say about Community that hasn’t already been said? To heap well-deserved praise on it seems almost trite at this point (more on my hang-up re: triteness later) but apparently somehow there are still people who don’t watch it, so triteness be damned. Let’s talk about Community.
jessyribordy asked: Saw the Heavy Times trailer on ITunes. Love indie films like this. Stoked to see it!
Glad you dug the trailer, enjoy!
And I must say, I’m stoked to hear the next River Empires release. Really gorgeous stuff. Be sure to let me know about auditions for the film ;)
The season two premiere of Louie premiered on FX tonight (spoilers ahead), and not only was it a great episode of TV, it was also a pretty brilliant example of what I consider to be one of the greatest aspects of Louis C.K.’s comedy: the juxtaposition of irreverent humor and genuinely humanistic themes.