Lazy Sunday Binge Watch: Community

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Generally, my weekends go between having so many plans I barely have time to breathe and having absolutely nothing to do (except the chores I wish I could avoid). My favorite way to unwind after a long week is to curl up in front of a good movie or good tv show, especially in the winter, or before going to bed.
My husband and I have loved watching the show Community since we were dating. We have had many days of binge watching it, and it seems like the jokes never get old! We use quotes from it in everyday conversations with each other. Yeah, it’s kind of nerdy, but it’s something we have always bonded over.
I know I have mentioned Community before, but I just need to dedicate a post to it.
It is one of my all-time favorite shows! It is about a group of community college students (all from different backgrounds) who become a Spanish study group. Not all of it is gold, but watching the shenanigans that happen at the school is really entertaining!
This show has been on the verge of cancellation for a couple years because the ratings have been lower than NBC wanted. Even though the ratings are low, the show has a really dedicated fanbase. It even won a viewer’s choice award from Hulu as the most popular show! On Twitter, #sixseasonsandamovie has been trending more than once. It’s an inside joke from the show, but also the rallying cry of fans. If we can get 6 seasons and a movie, we will be satisfied. However, Community’s 4th and 5th seasons were half seasons, and NBC made the unpopular decision to cancel the show this past spring, after the end of Season 5.
Then, Yahoo Screen picked up the show for a 6th season. Yahoo Screen is a free streaming service from Yahoo. It’s relatively new and this is the first big show it has had. Season 6 started a few weeks ago, and even though it’s a little different, it’s still so funny! The writing is a little different, and it has a different dynamic because some cast members fell away, and others joined the cast. But, the changes have actually made for a really great show!
Last week’s episode was the show’s 100th! Not many people thought the show would make it this far, and I am so glad it did! The episode centered around the question of whether the community college gave a degree to a dog. If you haven’t seen this show, I know it seems daunting because it is 6 seasons in, but they are short episodes!
If you like any of these things, you should definitely give Community a try: Arrested Development, The Simpsons, The Sarah Silverman Program, 80s pop culture, 90s pop culture, current pop culture, “meta” humor, referential humor, or any of Joss Whedon’s works (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, etc).
Community is this week’s Lazy Sunday Binge Watch! Have you ever seen the show? Let me know in the comments!

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