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2012-05-11 06:19:45 AM  
Both Cougar Town AND Community

I'M SO HAPPY
 
2012-05-11 07:33:51 AM  
FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?
 
2012-05-11 08:20:17 AM  

eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?


Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.
 
2012-05-11 08:38:54 AM  

Mugato: eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?

Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.


Why do people keep saying that?
 
2012-05-11 08:51:16 AM  

Mugato: eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?

Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.


But they're *this* close to Regionals!
 
2012-05-11 09:00:56 AM  

Mugato: eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?

Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.


And on last night's episode, that was the joke.
 
2012-05-11 09:03:44 AM  

xenophon10k: Mugato: eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?

Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.

And on last night's episode, that was the joke.


Shhh! DVR! My wife insisted that we watch the riots in Tunisia instead.
 
2012-05-11 09:13:09 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: xenophon10k: Mugato: eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?

Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.

And on last night's episode, that was the joke.

Shhh! DVR! My wife insisted that we watch the riots in Tunisia instead.


Humanity is happening you jags!
 
2012-05-11 09:16:29 AM  
But no word on Parks and Rec, which I'd gladly trade for both these shows.
 
2012-05-11 09:38:30 AM  
I am very happy about the Community news!
 
2012-05-11 09:41:38 AM  
Wow, Couger Town is a well thought-of show? I had no idea.
 
2012-05-11 09:42:14 AM  

DamnYankees: But no word on Parks and Rec, which I'd gladly trade for both these shows.


Really? Cougartown I can take or leave, but Parks&Recs, from the get-go, never struck me as anything more than an Office clone.

Community, on the other hand, is the funniest damn show on tv, and the smartest (comedy) that's been aired in years
 
2012-05-11 09:44:28 AM  
I sip coffee from my troy and abed in the morning mug with great joy today.
 
2012-05-11 09:46:38 AM  
#SixSeasonsAndAMovie
 
2012-05-11 09:46:52 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-11 09:49:54 AM  
My TV is off until the NFL returns
 
2012-05-11 09:50:16 AM  

Roook: Mugato: eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?

Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.

Why do people keep saying that?


I don't know, I just assumed it was. My bad.
 
2012-05-11 09:52:46 AM  

Mugato: eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?

Yeah, I thought community college was 2 years.


And the Korean War was only 3 years not 11.
 
2012-05-11 10:00:14 AM  
People, don't let the title of Cougar Town stop you from watching it. Talking about great shows (and TOSHIRO, THAT'S FOR YOU) with shiatty publicity

I have a great show to suggest to all of you. Here's my pitch:

Ok, what is it?

Revenge on ABC

tvsomniac.com

... uh, are you serious? It looks like a CW soap opera that accidentally ended up on ABC. No way I want to watch that

I will agree that the promotional material has not done this show any favors. That's the thing, though, this is not at all what the show is like, in any way, shape or form. Ok, it's slightly soap opera-ish, but only by actually inverting all the tropes in an incredible entertaining way. It should be a soap, but it's so much more better than that.

Ok, I'll bite. What is it about?

The story is a re-imagination of famous 'Count of Monte Cristo', where the wronged party is not the man who was imprisoned, but rather his daughter. David Clarke had a great life. He had a daughter, he had a great job at Grayson Global, he was rich, lived in the Hamptons and was beloved by his community.

This all changed on the day Flight 192 was brought down by domestic terrorists. He was framed by Conrad Grayson and those around him in order to protect themselves. Betrayed by his friends, he was sentenced to jail for life without parole, where he ultimately died.

His daughter, Amanda Clarke, was 8 years old. After being emancipated and getting out of Juvenile Detention, she finds out that her dad has been framed. She had been lied to, he was not the monster everyone described, but an innocent man caught in a web of conspiracies.

She learned all this getting out of prison when a man named Nolan, a friend of her father, who gave her a box filled with her father's evidence showing who the conspirators were, as well as 49% of the shares of Nolan's company.

She is now one of the richest woman on earth. And she won't stop until she has ruined and destroyed every single person in her path. She has moved to the Hamptons, she has absolutely no pity, no remorse, and Nolan is just there for the ride.

i2.cdn.turner.com

Don't be fooled by the blond hair and pretty looks. She's a farking Batman villain.

Ok, that sounds kind of awesome, but why did you describe most of the season? Spoilers much?

This is only the set-up to the whole story. The pilot covers this, and so much more.

It begins with a 6 months time-jump, where Emily is now engaged to Daniel Grayson, heir apparent of the Grayson family. As they are celebrating the engagement, Daniel is killed on the beach. Half of the season deals with the events up to the engagement party, and the rest of the season deals with the trial and the fallout from the incident.

The show works at an absolute breakneck pace, with an incredible amount of twists and shocking moments. But these twists and shocking moments are never convoluted. They are so many LOST-quality twists and turns, yet none of the inconsistencies that plagued that show.

This show is intricate, absolutely tight and such an incredible blast to watch.

Especially for Nolan, that guy is awesome. I can't even go into describing the whole cast, because this post would be twice as long. They are all awesome in their twisted ways. There are no heroes here, only bastards suffering the wrath of Emily/Amanda as she crushes them under her heel.

Seriously, she's really ruthless, she's terrifying.

Everyone who watched the pilot has fallen in love with that show.

Ok, fine, you would almost have sold me on this but I hate starting shows and not knowing if they are going to be cancelled.

It has had incredible ratings, it is a darling with critics, it has won several awards and, while renewal has not yet been confirmed by ABC (they have not renewed any shows and won't until the upfronts), it is absolutely certain to get a second season

Watch the pilot, now, and then binge on the next 19 episodes. You are doing yourself a favor by watching the best new show on tv, and you'll be saying 'Holy farking shiat what?! How can th-?! What? Holy fark!' at least twice an hour.

Watch it. Watch it now.
 
2012-05-11 10:02:01 AM  

CalvinMorallis: Really? Cougartown I can take or leave, but Parks&Recs, from the get-go, never struck me as anything more than an Office clone.


If your exposure to P&R is any part of season 1, I would agree with you. The series changed a lot in season 2 and has been awesome ever since.

Watch the first 6 episodes of Season 2 and I bet you'll enjoy it.
 
2012-05-11 10:02:56 AM  
I dont understand NBC.. they leave shiat like Chuck to fester and die a slow painful death. but something like community they want to kill off? WTF..

P.S. i used to think big bang was funny.. then i listened to the dialog and not the laugh track.. there isn't 1 funny thing in the show (this was just for the BB fans out there:) )
 
2012-05-11 10:06:43 AM  
I'm conflicted about Community.

I enjoy it when all the characters are involved and it bounces back and forth between all of them rather quickly.
When it focuses on just one or a few of them for long stretches, I start to hate it. Really, really hate it.

Long tangents of nothing but Abed and Troy engaging in their Calvin and Hobbes homoeroticism make me want to claw my eyes out.
 
2012-05-11 10:08:35 AM  

mariner314: I sip coffee from my troy and abed in the morning mug with great joy today.


No one in my office has recognized who the two people on my cup is. I tell them it's two people who host a morning show.
 
2012-05-11 10:10:07 AM  

LandOfChocolate: CalvinMorallis: Really? Cougartown I can take or leave, but Parks&Recs, from the get-go, never struck me as anything more than an Office clone.

If your exposure to P&R is any part of season 1, I would agree with you. The series changed a lot in season 2 and has been awesome ever since.

Watch the first 6 episodes of Season 2 and I bet you'll enjoy it.


Actually, that was my biggest exposure to it. I've watched an episode here or there the past couple years, but the first season I watched the first half-a-dozen episodes and just thought, meh. So yeah, maybe I should try again
 
2012-05-11 10:18:09 AM  

Tatsuma: Annoying block of text with picture of pretty lady


Dude, why do you keep doing this? Your posts make me more inclined to not watch the show, call ABC, and request they cancel it immediately.

Even if I did want to watch the show, it's only available on Hulu Plus which is a rip-off and ABC Online which is a shiatty video player.

In Community related news: who else really enjoyed mini-clip show last night?
 
2012-05-11 10:21:41 AM  

CalvinMorallis: LandOfChocolate: CalvinMorallis: Really? Cougartown I can take or leave, but Parks&Recs, from the get-go, never struck me as anything more than an Office clone.

If your exposure to P&R is any part of season 1, I would agree with you. The series changed a lot in season 2 and has been awesome ever since.

Watch the first 6 episodes of Season 2 and I bet you'll enjoy it.

Actually, that was my biggest exposure to it. I've watched an episode here or there the past couple years, but the first season I watched the first half-a-dozen episodes and just thought, meh. So yeah, maybe I should try again


The only character I can find humor in Parks is the manager. The rest of the characters are just irritating like fingernails on a chalkboard. However, I started watching Community and not liking it, but it go better either because it grew on me or the writing improved - I really can't tell which.
 
2012-05-11 10:21:58 AM  

GhostFish: I'm conflicted about Community.

I enjoy it when all the characters are involved and it bounces back and forth between all of them rather quickly.
When it focuses on just one or a few of them for long stretches, I start to hate it. Really, really hate it.

Long tangents of nothing but Abed and Troy engaging in their Calvin and Hobbes homoeroticism make me want to claw my eyes out.


...Who is Calvin and who is Hobbs in that situation?
 
2012-05-11 10:25:49 AM  

Expolaris: GhostFish: I'm conflicted about Community.

I enjoy it when all the characters are involved and it bounces back and forth between all of them rather quickly.
When it focuses on just one or a few of them for long stretches, I start to hate it. Really, really hate it.

Long tangents of nothing but Abed and Troy engaging in their Calvin and Hobbes homoeroticism make me want to claw my eyes out.

...Who is Calvin and who is Hobbs in that situation?


www.liveforfilms.com
 
2012-05-11 10:25:51 AM  
We're all still at the institution. Community was canceled in December. Accept reality people!

/recycled twitter comment from last night
 
2012-05-11 10:26:31 AM  
I has a happy.
 
2012-05-11 10:30:39 AM  
I tried watching Cougar Town. I watched several episodes and tried to like it. I just couldn't get there. Courtney Cox is not funny and neither is that girl that used to be on Drew Carey.
 
2012-05-11 10:35:19 AM  

Tatsuma: People, don't let the title of Cougar Town stop you from watching it. Talking about great shows (and TOSHIRO, THAT'S FOR YOU) with shiatty publicity

I have a great show to suggest to all of you. Here's my pitch:

Ok, what is it?

Revenge on ABC

[tvsomniac.com image 600x392]

... uh, are you serious? It looks like a CW soap opera that accidentally ended up on ABC. No way I want to watch that

I will agree that the promotional material has not done this show any favors. That's the thing, though, this is not at all what the show is like, in any way, shape or form. Ok, it's slightly soap opera-ish, but only by actually inverting all the tropes in an incredible entertaining way. It should be a soap, but it's so much more better than that.

Ok, I'll bite. What is it about?

The story is a re-imagination of famous 'Count of Monte Cristo', where the wronged party is not the man who was imprisoned, but rather his daughter. David Clarke had a great life. He had a daughter, he had a great job at Grayson Global, he was rich, lived in the Hamptons and was beloved by his community.

This all changed on the day Flight 192 was brought down by domestic terrorists. He was framed by Conrad Grayson and those around him in order to protect themselves. Betrayed by his friends, he was sentenced to jail for life without parole, where he ultimately died.

His daughter, Amanda Clarke, was 8 years old. After being emancipated and getting out of Juvenile Detention, she finds out that her dad has been framed. She had been lied to, he was not the monster everyone described, but an innocent man caught in a web of conspiracies.

She learned all this getting out of prison when a man named Nolan, a friend of her father, who gave her a box filled with her father's evidence showing who the conspirators were, as well as 49% of the shares of Nolan's company.

She is now one of the richest woman on earth. And she won't stop until she has ruined and destroyed every single person in her path. She has m ...


The fact that you put so much time into that post is going to make me give it a shot now.

Either that, or I've been epic troll'd.
 
2012-05-11 10:35:54 AM  
Why do I get the feeling this is like the Conan O'Brian thing.
Community got so much press, people march around it because we've all been hurt by the "early canceled show", so people scream for a show they've never watched.
When it comes back, I'm hoping it doesn't just tank in the ratings because everyone has left after the hype.
 
2012-05-11 10:36:20 AM  

notyomama: I tried watching Cougar Town. I watched several episodes and tried to like it. I just couldn't get there. Courtney Cox is not funny and neither is that girl that used to be on Drew Carey.


I never saw the show but when I was forced to watch Friends back in the day, Courtney Cox was never really funny. She was sort of the "straight man". The girl from Drew Carey was really pretty but I don't see her as being all that funny either. But I dunno, I don't watch sitcoms. I just started watching Archer on NetFlix, that's about as much TV as I watch.
 
2012-05-11 10:37:50 AM  

pkellmey: The only character I can find humor in Parks is the manager. The rest of the characters are just irritating like fingernails on a chalkboard. However, I started watching Community and not liking it, but it go better either because it grew on me or the writing improved - I really can't tell which.


The writing has improved. But other parts haven't. Britta is just plain annoying - in the first season she was somewhat intelligent and witty - then they decided to make her an idiot. And the off screen Chevy Chase drama is starting to bleed into the show.
 
2012-05-11 10:39:34 AM  

pkellmey: The only character I can find humor in Parks is the manager. The rest of the characters are just irritating like fingernails on a chalkboard. However, I started watching Community and not liking it, but it go better either because it grew on me or the writing improved - I really can't tell which.


I tried it season one, again season two. It's cloying, and the writers try REALLY hard to be clever, which is a horrible idea. It's like the guy in the office who tells an unfunny joke and stands there waiting for you to fawn over him.
 
2012-05-11 10:40:25 AM  

Mugato: The girl from Drew Carey was really pretty but I don't see her as being all that funny either.


Married to the show's creator.
 
2012-05-11 10:42:26 AM  

Tatsuma: People, don't let the title of Cougar Town stop you from watching it. Talking about great shows (and TOSHIRO, THAT'S FOR YOU) with shiatty publicity

I have a great show to suggest to all of you. Here's my pitch:

Ok, what is it?

Revenge on ABC

[tvsomniac.com image 600x392]

... uh, are you serious? It looks like a CW soap opera that accidentally ended up on ABC. No way I want to watch that

I will agree that the promotional material has not done this show any favors. That's the thing, though, this is not at all what the show is like, in any way, shape or form. Ok, it's slightly soap opera-ish, but only by actually inverting all the tropes in an incredible entertaining way. It should be a soap, but it's so much more better than that.

Ok, I'll bite. What is it about?

The story is a re-imagination of famous 'Count of Monte Cristo', where the wronged party is not the man who was imprisoned, but rather his daughter. David Clarke had a great life. He had a daughter, he had a great job at Grayson Global, he was rich, lived in the Hamptons and was beloved by his community.

This all changed on the day Flight 192 was brought down by domestic terrorists. He was framed by Conrad Grayson and those around him in order to protect themselves. Betrayed by his friends, he was sentenced to jail for life without parole, where he ultimately died.

His daughter, Amanda Clarke, was 8 years old. After being emancipated and getting out of Juvenile Detention, she finds out that her dad has been framed. She had been lied to, he was not the monster everyone described, but an innocent man caught in a web of conspiracies.

She learned all this getting out of prison when a man named Nolan, a friend of her father, who gave her a box filled with her father's evidence showing who the conspirators were, as well as 49% of the shares of Nolan's company.

She is now one of the richest woman on earth. And she won't stop until she has ruined and destroyed every single person in her path. She has m ...


So I tried watching Revenge after you recommended it in the last thread. The voice overs at the start and end of the show are horrible cringe worthy embarrassments for the actress. The show itself is enjoyable (currently on episode 16) but it feels like something on CW or a soap opera instead of a 10pm ABC show. The acting is really spotty but plot is engaging and worth following if nothing else to see how absurd it gets. I have to say I love that the only Asian person so far as been a "short but wealthy business man".
 
2012-05-11 10:51:37 AM  

eltejon: FTFA: - and would allow the show to roughly mirror the four-year college experience -

Four year community college?


And what are Regionals?
 
2012-05-11 10:52:30 AM  

Time Traveling Bunnies: Expolaris: GhostFish: I'm conflicted about Community.

I enjoy it when all the characters are involved and it bounces back and forth between all of them rather quickly.
When it focuses on just one or a few of them for long stretches, I start to hate it. Really, really hate it.

Long tangents of nothing but Abed and Troy engaging in their Calvin and Hobbes homoeroticism make me want to claw my eyes out.

...Who is Calvin and who is Hobbs in that situation?

[www.liveforfilms.com image 510x408]


This is now the background to my phone. And you just got favorites.
 
2012-05-11 10:53:32 AM  

gingerjet: pkellmey: The only character I can find humor in Parks is the manager. The rest of the characters are just irritating like fingernails on a chalkboard. However, I started watching Community and not liking it, but it go better either because it grew on me or the writing improved - I really can't tell which.

The writing has improved. But other parts haven't. Britta is just plain annoying - in the first season she was somewhat intelligent and witty - then they decided to make her an idiot. And the off screen Chevy Chase drama is starting to bleed into the show.


I would actually recommend people start with Season 3 of P&R. I thought Season 1 was pretty boring. Season 2 was an improvement, but it felt like it had a lot of side-character that didn't really mesh well with the main characters (Ann Perkins and Andy immediately come to mind. They were established early on, but their relevance to everyone else seemed fleeting). But it all seemed to come together in season 3.


As far as Community goes, I actually think Britta's been the most improved on Community. My only real problem with the show is that its quality is hit or miss. Ever since they show returned from hiatus it's felt like every other episode is part of one larger episode that gets picked up the next week. Sometimes it works (like this week's episode), other time it doesn't (i.e. "Pillows and Blankets", though the previous episode, "Digital Exploration of Interior Design" (Part 1), wasn't all that great either. Either way, it could've been edited into one episode or drastically recutting the former episode)
 
2012-05-11 10:56:13 AM  

jayhawk88: Wow, Couger Town is a well thought-of show? I had no idea.


My wife started watching that show from the first episode and liked it and I had no interest whatsoever in watching it because it's a stupid premise. I'd sit with her while she watched it and I'd just play on my phone. I'd glance at the show and get a few chuckles, then the next week a few more, and so on. Now I can honestly say I really enjoy the show. The Scrubs episode was great, so was seeing Abed poop his pants and run away in the background. They've been trying like hell to change the name of it because it strayed so far from what it originally was supposed to be, but the studio won't let them.

It's honestly a pretty funny show. Don't let the title and Courtney Cox scare you off.
 
2012-05-11 11:01:56 AM  
Where does TFA say anything about Cougar Town?
 
2012-05-11 11:02:41 AM  

gingerjet: pkellmey: The only character I can find humor in Parks is the manager. The rest of the characters are just irritating like fingernails on a chalkboard. However, I started watching Community and not liking it, but it go better either because it grew on me or the writing improved - I really can't tell which.

The writing has improved. But other parts haven't. Britta is just plain annoying - in the first season she was somewhat intelligent and witty - then they decided to make her an idiot. And the off screen Chevy Chase drama is starting to bleed into the show.


Oh man, really? I thought Britta got much better. She wasn't very funny in the first season, nor was she meant to be. She was the stereotypical super liberal college know-it-all, which was much more annoying than funny. After the first season, they caricaturized her character a bit and much improved it. My opinion, anyway.
 
2012-05-11 11:06:59 AM  

Mugato: notyomama: I tried watching Cougar Town. I watched several episodes and tried to like it. I just couldn't get there. Courtney Cox is not funny and neither is that girl that used to be on Drew Carey.

I never saw the show but when I was forced to watch Friends back in the day, Courtney Cox was never really funny. She was sort of the "straight man". The girl from Drew Carey was really pretty but I don't see her as being all that funny either. But I dunno, I don't watch sitcoms. I just started watching Archer on NetFlix, that's about as much TV as I watch.



I tried watching Cougar Town the other day... it's like a Scrubs reunion show. I watched a random episode here, and another random episode there.... All in all it's mildly amusing. Very much the same general "feel" of Scrubs (tone, pacing, structure) but not quite as funny and more about sex. I did get to see Courtney Cox in a bra and panties, which is nice.

I don't think I'd really watch it all the way through, but I think my wife will like it. Just the right amount of non-threatening sauciness for her, and she's really missing Scrubs since it went off the air. It's the kind of series she'll probably watch on her laptop while she's cooking.
 
2012-05-11 11:08:28 AM  

ajt167: gingerjet: pkellmey: The only character I can find humor in Parks is the manager. The rest of the characters are just irritating like fingernails on a chalkboard. However, I started watching Community and not liking it, but it go better either because it grew on me or the writing improved - I really can't tell which.

The writing has improved. But other parts haven't. Britta is just plain annoying - in the first season she was somewhat intelligent and witty - then they decided to make her an idiot. And the off screen Chevy Chase drama is starting to bleed into the show.

Oh man, really? I thought Britta got much better. She wasn't very funny in the first season, nor was she meant to be. She was the stereotypical super liberal college know-it-all, which was much more annoying than funny. After the first season, they caricaturized her character a bit and much improved it. My opinion, anyway.



Jeff: "You seemed a lot smarter when I met you."
 
2012-05-11 11:17:59 AM  

Tatsuma: I have a great show to suggest to all of you. Here's my pitch:

Ok, what is it?

Revenge on ABC
...
relentless bullshiat snipped
...

It's just a goddamn TV show. Try to get some perspective in life.
 
2012-05-11 11:18:01 AM  

Zombie DJ: Why do I get the feeling this is like the Conan O'Brian thing.
Community got so much press, people march around it because we've all been hurt by the "early canceled show", so people scream for a show they've never watched.
When it comes back, I'm hoping it doesn't just tank in the ratings because everyone has left after the hype.


Community has had consistent but meh ratings for pretty much it's entire run. The teeth-gnashing over its cancellation is pretty much the same small but rabid fanbase it has always had. You may simply be hearing more about it because a lot of TV critics are part of that fanbase.
 
2012-05-11 11:21:59 AM  
Wait...there are other timelines?

/Best throw away line from an extra, probably in the history of television.
 
2012-05-11 11:24:33 AM  

TheNyquilKid: Wait...there are other timelines?

/Best throw away line from an extra, probably in the history of television.


I don't know. The police officer has had some pretty good ones through all three seasons.
 
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