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.