Thursday, May 9, 2013

Finale Repeat or a Reinvetion?

Ok, here's the deal Jessica Biel, I'm a  bit busy so i'm not going to write much. enjoyed the last episode, liked that chang's back in the game.

Called it on the city college front.

But chatter on FB has been mentioning that the last episode might ANOTHER paint ball episode. if so, this will be the third. 

Note the paint balls around pierce's neck (i've been enjoying his absence btw)

 Link here

And then this was a facebook post on the Community website: 
" Did somebody say PAINTBALL!?

Mount up, the Community Season Finale starts tonight at 8/7c!"

This pict was attached
At first, i was immediately disappointed. It seemed the writers were falling back on the popular pain ball episodes to conclude the season. But if you watch the link in the fb post (spoilers?), they ad a very different twist.

Is it all in abed's head? how can this be real? Will this truly be a favor? What happened to City College and what do they have planed? Find out next time at on COMMUNITY!

Keeping my fingers crossed,

ps, your a big kid now, go find the other episode by yourself. god you grew up fast *tear*

pps (its on hulu)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Basic Human Anatomy (Season 4, Ep11)

"Routine Light Check"= hard reboot for the Season? One can hope...

You can watch the episode Here 

Jim Rash (the Dean) knocks one out of the park! One of the best episodes of the season. I can't remember which episode held the top spot before hand but Basic Human Anatomy takes its place as numero uno. Jim Rash wrote the episode and not only does it humorously use the Freaky Friday narrative, it also explores the relationship between Britta, Tory, and Abed in an interesting and emotional way. If you haven't seen it, stop reading and watch it. Then come back.

I'll wait, don't worry. I have some things around here to catch up on. .... laundry, etc....

Ok, now that you're fully informed, pretty good episode, right? It is possible that I was influenced by my day. I had just finished a ridiculously long assignment for work and submitted it. Deciding to celebrate, I grabbed a friend, some beers, and a spot on the couch and watched this master piece. But for now, I will stand by my celebration of this episode.

Soon after the beginning of the show, Shirley mentions that Troy and Britta's one year anniversary is coming up. Troy and Britta clearly have no clue that it is and don't really seam to care. Yet another indication that their relationship isn't on firm ground. More troubling, Troy does remember that its been three years since he and Abed watched Freaky Friday. Troy then gives Abed a bunch of Freak Friday theme DVDs. Troy and Abed then go through the classic swicharoo dialogue before characters switch in these movies. I wish i was more like you, your life is so easy, (said together) I wish i could switch bodies with you for just one day! They then spin around as the lights flicker. (janitor is just doing a "routine light check" lol). Disite their efforts, they remain in thier bodies. I feel like if this was an episode from the first three seasons, this gag would have stood separate from the rest of the plot. It would have been funny, random, and been another charming part of the show.

Troy then wakes up then next morning pretending to be Abed. Abed then does the same. Hilarity ensues. In the study room, Jeff realizes that he's not going to get his passing grade until Tory and Abed stop screwing around so he decides to help them find the DVD (which would allow them to switch back). Abed (as Troy) has to go with Britta to dinner and Troy (not Abed) goes with jeff in seach of the DVD.

As Troy and Abed spend time with Jeff and Britta respectively, we continue to see the cracks in Troy and Britta's relationship. Abed reveals to Britta that Troy has been talking to him about how he is worried about their relationship. How they might just be going through the motions. Troy tells Jeff that he is glad he doesn't have to spend dinner with Britta and would much rather be doing this hyjinx. Abed almost breaks up with Britta, only to have Troy come back. They switch bodies and Troy can talk to Britta "in his own body." At this point I thought Jeff had convinced Troy to stay confident in his relationship with Britta and to stay the course, but he breaks up with her instead.

I'm glad their relationship will no longer be a plot point but their break up is a bit unrealistic. We all know
how well break ups go and how often people "stay friends." But Troy breaks up and Britta's ok. Maybe people who are mutually agreeing to break up don't have that angry baggage weighing them down. I've always had a relationship end because of me or the girl breaking up with me which always results in some messy emotions. But Troy and Britta just hug and move on. Like i said, at least its done.

Side note, and an other example of how great of an episode this is was the Dean pretending to switch bodies with Jeff. good stuff.

Hopefully the last two episodes will be as amazing as this one was. It's kind of a crap shoot at this point.

This next episode is going to be Abed demonstrating how the Gang has influenced each others lives before the met. Here are a few picts. They don't reveal too much which could mean they have some funny stuff in store.

We'll see.
Hope you've enjoyed the blog.
See you all soon,

PS don't forget to watch live!

Intro to Knots (Season 4, ep 10)

"All Empires Fall," But Can Community Rebound?

You Can Watch the Episode Here 

Apparently its Christmas at Greendale! It's kinda nice having the holiday episodes on a delay. You get to appreciate the various festivities from afar and in some way extend the holiday season. In a departure from the Christmas-special-themed episodes from the last two episodes (the claymation and the glee episodes), this episode focuses on more real world events rather than a motif.

The gang, minus Pierce and plus Kevin (Chang), gather at Jeff's apartment for a Christmas party. Annie shows up early and starts to make Jeff's apartment seem more homey. Jeff comments on this but Annie begins to play house with Jeff as she did when they went away for Inspecticon. I'm not sure if in the remaining three episodes if they are ever going to try and rekindle this relationship. When Britta mentioned that she and Jeff used to sleep together (some crack about who emotionally disconnected he was during sex), we see Annie look away, sad. She still wants him, haven't seen many signs recently if Jeff feels the same.

Annie also tells Jeff that the group failed their most recent History essay. To try and change the grade, Annie invited their teacher, Professor Cornwallis, to the party. (Just as the group and the Dean ignored Annie and Cornwallis' ethically questionable relationship during the puppet episode, this episode barely touches the issue) The Cornwallis arrives claiming he can't stay long and Jeff attempts to schmooze is way up to a 'C.' Cornwallis then informs Jeff that they already had a C on the essay. Turns out Annie just wanted an A so that she stay in the standings for valedictorian. Cornwallis over hears Jeff and Annie's intentions off only trying to influence their grade and thus changes their grade to an F. Dun dun duunnnnnnn.

The group, minus Kevin, huddles up in the other room and reveals what has just happened. Shirley tells everyone that she is also in the running for valedictorian. They decide to try to convince Cornwallis one more time, before he can leave. Turns out, he's not going anywhere. Kevin has (somehow) tied the professor to a chair hoping to help the group. How did this happen? Where did he get the rope? Who knows and who cares? Plot device!

Before anyone can untie the professor, Jeff realized that they have the control now. He says that he will not release the professor until he agrees to change their grade back or even improve it. Now we have the a conflict. The professor states that who ever unties him will get an A. The group jumps yelling at each other not to move. (would have been a good place for a Mexican stand off). The professor now starts a Hannibal Lector style grilling of the group trying to find a weak spot. "Empires are always destroyed from within."

During this grilling, the dean, Jeff's most recent new neighbor, knocks on the door. Jeff manages to get rid of him but when everyone returns their attention to the professor, he has been freed! Who dunnit? Who betrayed the group? Comically, the gang ties Cornwallis back up and decides to open their Christmas presents from each other. Kevin gives everyone a present which are poorly wrapped and have ribbons that are barely tied together. They all realize that the professor untied himself and could have left whenever he wanted. Cornwallis admits that we was a willing captive because he had no where else to go on. Sad and lonely, he was just looking for attention. The group receives a C+ (hooray?) and they continue to enjoy their party.

Kevin slips away and we see him call this his nefarious controller. Turns out Kevin was attempting to get the gang expelled from Greendale by getting them in trouble with Cornwallis. Kevin would most likely claim that he had Changneisa and was innocent while the gang would be arrested/ expelled for abducting a professor.

Over all a fun episode. Loved Abed through out it with his Die Hard shirt etc. And he gives us this gem at the end. The Darkest timeline throw back.

Nearly at the end of the season! keep watching and maybe will get a fifth season. One more after that and then i'll start to push for a movie.

see you all next week,