Comunidad

Unable to even spell TiVO, if I don’t watch something when it airs, I don’t see it.  When I get to see a show I like, it’s an extra special treat. 

I am out of town many Thursdays, so it’s rare when I get to view all that great programming everyone raves about.

Last night I watched a show I swore I’d watch every week when it premiered last fall.  I am still laughing. 

I first watched NBC’s Community because I am wholly devoted to Chevy Chase.  I recall it got terrible reviews but, no surprise, I loved it.  I just never saw it again for whatever reason. 

If you’re re a fan you already know the premise – it involves seven students belonging to a Spanish study group at a community college.  Community features a stellar cast.  Chevy Chase plays the former head of a moist towelette company and a member of the study group.  

The Spanish class is taught by Señor Chang who in last night’s episode reveals that he lacks the credentials to be a Spanish instructor and confesses he has been getting by on phrases from Sesame Street.  Oops; hope you hadn’t DVR’ed it.

In a separate plot line, one of the characters is defending his choice to stay in school instead of taking a job as a plumber.  He finishes his list of reasons for getting an education with “so I can understand HBO.”

Personally, I find the writing clever but there are other reasons the show speaks to me.  I was a Spanish major in college.  I also relate on an uncomfortable level to the character Annie, a Type-A optimist for whom the study group is the biggest part of her social life.   And I love moist towelettes.

Next week is the season finale and I’ll have to miss it.  I’ve seen two episodes, the first one and now the penultimate.   I guess this means I’ll have a summer of reruns to look forward to–provided I can become best friends with someone who has TiVO.

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5 responses to “Comunidad

  1. david

    Worry not, Word Nymph. You can watch episodes, for free, on nbc.com and hulu.com.

    It’s a beautiful world we live in. A sweet romantic place.

  2. Michelle Strier

    I say get a DVR! You’ll be surprised how it will revolutionize your TV experience. You won’t watch more, but when you do, you’ll be watching the things you really like. And most important, no more commercials ever!

  3. Ellen

    I’m with Michelle. A DVR, TiVo or the thing that Comcast has built in, is not a nice-to-have, its a necessity. The other option is to not travel so much!

  4. Mike

    I have caught every episode one way or other. Love the show!!! Next year, anthropology?

  5. Katherine

    You may not know how to DVR, but this is my first reply to a blog! We’re a match made in heaven! I look forward to your “story” of Saturday’s lunch and seeing you again soon.

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