Category Archives: Community

Review: Season 6 of “Community”

I don’t have a “complicated” history with “Community” so much as an erratic one. “Complicated” would imply that I’ve wrestled with the show and its overall meaning and how it fits into my overall world experience. That was never this show for me, although it certainly was for its rabid fan base, including fellow critics. […]

5 Questions And 500 Words: “Community”

Welcome to another installment of “5 Questions and 500 Words,” my approach to reviewing the crazy amount of shows that will be unspooling/returning over the course of the next few weeks. Given the glut of shows, and the glut of reviews that will be published for these shows, I’m keeping things short and sweet. This […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: The Greenwald Effect

Mo Ryan and I are back, this time welcoming Grantland’s Andy Greenwald to the show. We’re both huge fans of his work over on that site, and were thrilled to snag him for this week’s show. The breakdown: New Girl: 0:00 -11:16 Community: 11:16 – 20:51 Mad Men: 20:51 – 36:49 Game of Thrones: 36:49- […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Community, SAMCRO, and Sepinwall

Mo Ryan and I had the great opportunity to have Alan Sepinwall join the podcast this week. It was good timing, in lieu of NBC’s midseason announcements this week that left “Community” on the bench and the network’s future in limbo. The three of us also talked about this week’s overstuffed, but curiously undercooked, episode […]

On “Community” and the illusion of the shared cultural conversation

I thought I’d written all I was going to write about “Community” a few weeks ago. And in many ways, I have. But reaction last night on Twitter to my insta-reaction on “Paradigms of Human Memory” has me on here using the episode as a springboard to discuss something else that’s been on my mind […]

Checking in on…”Community”

(The first in a series in which I occasionally check in on series that I watch but don’t regularly write about…) I have a problem with “Community.” But it’s not the one, or ones, that you might think. Anytime I voice any objection to this show in blog form, podcast form, or even Twitter form, […]

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2010: Part 1

It’s that time of year when critics start throwing around Top 10 Lists like rock stars toss around $100 bills at after parties: indiscriminately and while wearing as little as clothing as possible. And now that I’ve disturbed you past the capacity for rational thought, let’s get into my little contribution of this annual rite. […]