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Thursday, November 15, 2018

“Orphan Black: Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” Review

Canadian show “Orphan Black” had a fabulous freshman season, garnering award nominations and wins in both the U.S. and Canada. This included a Golden Globe nomination for lead actress Tatiana Maslany, which I was...

“Community: Basic Sandwich” Review

It is entirely possible that “Basic Sandwich” will be the last ever episode of “Community,” and on some level, I think I’m okay with that. “Basic Sandwich” isn’t really a great episode — for reasons...

“Community: Basic Story” Review

It’s interesting to me that in a season with only 13 episodes, “Community” would choose to use two of them as the finale. While the premiere was also an hour long, those episodes weren’t...

“Community: GI Jeff” Review

Going into “G.I. Jeff” this week, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Pictures had been circling the Internet of the characters in their G.I. Joe forms, but that didn’t mean much to me....

“Community: Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” Review

In these reviews, I’ve frequently pointed out references and similarities to previous seasons of “Community.” I’ve yet to decide if all these callbacks are a good thing or not. On the one hand, the...

“Community: VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing” Review

By far, the best part of “VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing” was the Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) plotline. With Troy gone, Annie and Abed are in need of a roommate to...

“Community: App Development and Condiments” Review

On “Community” this week, we’re back to focusing on the original members of the study group: Annie (Alison Brie), Abed (Danny Pudi), Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), Jeff (Joel McHale), and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) —...

“Community: Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality” Review

Now that the Olympics are over, “Community” is back, but I’m not sure this was the best episode to come back with. It’s good that the show is trying to work in its new characters...

“Community: Geothermal Escapism” Review

If you played Hot Lava as a kid, where you stood on various pieces of furniture to keep from touching the now lava-covered floor, then you’ll understand what “Geothermal Escapism” is all about. On...

“Community: Cooperative Polygraphy” Review

Thankfully, “Cooperative Polygraphy” addressed a few of the concerns I’ve had with this season of “Community” so far, namely the splitting of the group and the lack of emotional connection. This episode was a...