Saturday, 3 December 2011

Community - S3 E9 - Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism

Jeff is looking to hone his foosball skills and finds an unlikely mentor in Shirley. Annie accidentally destroys Abed's $300 Collector's DVD and concocts a bizarre scenario to deflect guilt.

Review after the jump.

This episode had a lot of the right ingredients and plenty of laughs but something about it didn't quite click for me. I was glad to be free of Dean Pelton, documentary episode notwithstanding but there was too much Shirley going on. The plotting and writing behind the episode was outstanding, but it couldn't quite hide the least engaging actor/character in the cast. If you're able to keep it out of your mind though, the way the story evolves is just fantastic, and somewhat bizarre with the unexplained animated sequence as the two duel.

The other side of the episode, again had plenty of laughs, but felt oddlystale. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we had the Annie moving in episode and the conflict felt almost exactly the same. On top of that, the conflict is jsut not that interesting. I'm guessing a lot of people don't share my opinion but I jsut don't think that trio works particularly well.

Still good fun though,and more inventive than any other show out there currently.It's way too bad it's being bumped out of the schedule for a show with a bigger brand but waning humor. Joel McHale even took to promoting it on The Soup, so desperate things have gotten for it. Hopefully it lasts until syndication at least.

"Community" airs Thursdays on NBC at 8:00pm EST

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