ladyofjest: (glee: nph)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)

Here we have a tie for Community and Glee, with Community edging slightly ahead of the Fox juggernaut. See, Community has been of consistent quality throughout its first season, with only a few slight dips. When Glee has slipped qualitatively, it's been bad.

However, I talked about Community yesterday, and you should totally just read that post again. And watch the clips. Again. They're funny! (Quixote doesn't care if we talked about Community just yesterday, that's his answer again today.)

My delight in Glee is founded on a love of musical theatre, singing along to good songs, an appreciation for ridiculous plots, and a willingness to watch awful people if they're funny enough. Almost everyone on the show is a reprehensible human being to some degree, and I'm okay with that. They're fictional: I don't have to respect them. I'm just here to dig their music and absurdity.

Okay, my relationship with the show has gotten deeper and more complex than that since the show began, but I don't really want to get mired in a discussion of its major issues right now: it's been getting some things right, but it's been doing even more so very wrong.

I am failing at not beginning an actual analysis of Glee. This post stops here!

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ladyofjest: (community: crazy pharaoh)
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

Quixote1 and I have a unanimous answer on this one: COMMUNITY!

It airs Thursday nights on NBC, and I love it like burning. I find it incredibly difficult to describe, as well, and just end up flailing my arms a lot and then forcing friends and family into a seated position while I make them watch episodes with me on my DVR. There's a misfit study group and snarky dialogue and hilarious jokes and witty repartee and meta-commentary on the television and film genres. It scares the crap out of me that CBS moved The Big Bang Theory to Thursdays so that now it and Community will be going head-to-head. My love for BBT is vast, but it is a lion among sitcoms. Community still needs all the help it can get.

Since I don't know how to sell you on it, I'm going to spam you with clips. The first one features Abed and Troy (who is played by Donald Glover of Derrick Comedy, which I also <3 very much). They think they can rap in Spanish. They are so very wrong, and so very right.

How about a couple more? )

Okay, enough clips! There are several episodes available on HULU, but you really should just all buy the DVDs when they are released later this year.

I know, I'm pretty hot on the topic. It's just such a brilliant comedy, and I don't say that lightly. I'm also completely enthralled by how layered it is, and how multiple viewings can reveal nuances of humor you miss on the first watch-through.

Community is awesome. Give it a watch!

1. My husband needs a pseudonym around here and, since we've dubbed our household Casa Quixote, we'll go with Quixote. Don Quixote's one of his favorite literary personages, after all.

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P.S. This post would be incomplete if I didn't thank my youngest brother for turning me on to Donald Glover last summer, thus ensuring I'd check out Community when it premiered in the Fall. You're the best, Dora!

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