I agree with this sentiment but with the exception that the body switching episode written by Jim Rash was Deantastic. It had heart and resolved a big flaw in the show in a very “Community” way. Also there’s a chance that these writers will reflect on the differences between the seasons and listen to the critiques. We have to remember that they filmed all of these right after Harmon was bounced out (last summer). That’s alot to recoil from and still bring the show to the level it’s been at. Hopefully these guys find their legs (they were writing for Harmon weren’t they?) with the next season (again, hopefully). And if the show turns shitty, so what? “3rd Rock from the Sun’s” last two or three seasons were objectively awful but if the show is looked at as a whole it’s generally considered awesome. If Community crashes and burns I’m going to remember it’s glory days, not it’s death.
With the finale of S4 of Community airing this week and news of whether it will be renewed imminent, I realised today that I haven’t watched Community in five weeks. This means I haven’t seen the last half of this season. Now before you get mad at me for not giving the show its ratings, let me just note that I live in the UK and so my viewing figures would not count anyway. I originally considered this lapse in my viewing has largely due to time constraints. I’ve recently finished my last year at university and have, for the last five weeks, been finishing my dissertation and my script project in time for my deadlines. So I’ve been busy and haven’t had time to watch, right? But actually that’s not it. See I made time to watch Parks and Rec and Bomb Girls, hell I even made time to hate watch Glee. I just didn’t make time for Community. And this week, having finished all my assignments, I’ve been taking a break from work before revising for my final exam. This break has involved much binge watching of TV online and on Netflix. I’ve watched almost three seasons of United States of Tara this week, yet I still haven’t watched those last five episodes of Community.
So this isn’t a time issue. This isn’t me being too busy. This is me not wanting to watch any more, and that hurts to say. This is a show I once loved and now I can’t bring myself to watch what could be its final hours. An allegory comes to mind (Buffy spoilers ahead):