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this is really overthinking it
I believe Jeffrey is just pulling a Jeff and will eventually realize how much he loves the study group :D
afraid i cant agree at all - i like and feel for all the characters, especially annie, who im most similar too, and i think shirley still needing to force herself an identity is far closer to real life than the traditional sitcom thing of having everyone becoming comfortable with themselves and no longer struggling with their role and purpose. i also find jeff and annie totally plausible - because hes cynical and a bit world weary and prefers not to care hes attracted to annie because shes so positive and optimistic. the only person id agree is a caricature is chang. but honestly, who cares about all that? the shows so hilarious it doesnt even matter.
@Janet Haha! I know...trust me it pained me to write this article. I've been watching a lot of reruns of Friends lately and got that warm fuzzy feeling back and it made me realize, I get that feeling with shows like Happy Endings, Cougar Town, even Parks and Recreation...but not with Community. But I like your point that maybe you like them better than they like each other. So funny! :)
Don't be a buzzkill, Jeffrey! ;-)
Interesting article, but you're making me wonder why I care about these people, and I don't want to stop liking this show. Maybe I like the characters more than they like each other.
It's easier to connect to a comedy if you can connect with the characters on a more personal level. Look at how Friends was drawing 18-20 million viewers a week. The audience cared about them and that's what helped keep it so popular and why it was so emotional for people when it ended. Modern Family is another great example of balance. It's hysterical as all get out, but it draws you in because you can identify with and care about the people. And it gets really good ratings. I can't see people getting emotional over Community whenever it ends.
It's likely I'm in the minority in this view, but I doubt I'm alone. :)
And thanks! :)
Fabulous writing and idea Jeff, but your need for comedies to make sense still utterly astounds me. Last week's Community was the funniest episode of any show so far this season. A show like Community, as is also the case with 30 Rock, will never make sense, but it is hilarious and that's all I need in a comedy.
Still...glad to have you back!
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