Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:12 AM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:37 PM
The Deadline article links to Chase's message, but I don't want to listen to it.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:57 PM
I'm not really gonna buck you all up a lot and say that this is the one, the one that tells it innovatively. It is what it is. I would like to see it go further. I think, if you know me and my humor over the years, you know that this is certainly not my kind of thing. I probably won't be around that much longer, frankly.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:08 PM
Edited by Tyler, 03 April 2012 - 09:08 PM.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:08 PM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:18 PM
The youth of the new internet cultures, and the sites on which they're emerging — Tumblr, Reddit, 4chan, Twitter — is important, because their different relationship to geek cultures partially marks a generational shift. HBO is making multipart fantasy sagas and FX is optioning semi-obscure Image comics, so Big Bang Theory, which drenches itself in meticulously accurate geek-culture references, isn't the big deal to the internet that it would've been in the days when message boards were mostly devoted to complaining about comic-book movies taking huge liberties with their source material and television writers not checking the science behind their relativity jokes.
In fact, the obsessive sci-fi/fantasy fandom with which Big Bang Theory beats its viewers over the head is increasingly foreign to a youthful internet culture, which recognizes Community's seamless and unconcerned weaving of geek tropes and icons into its universe as more familiar and more realistic. Community, which devoted an entire episode to a Dungeons and Dragons session uses geek culture as a means to explore its characters. On Big Bang Theory it's supposed to be a end unto itself.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:55 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:56 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:12 PM
... not just the line itself, though, but also Dean Pelton's hysterical reaction. (Between this and his response to Jeff's aviator shades, a few episodes back, the Dean's reactions to things have provided some of the funniest moments of the season.)
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:50 PM
NBC had not confirmed any pickups of returning shows as of early afternoon Tuesday. But the network in the past has embraced all three, despite their relatively low ratings, because they are critical and cult favorites.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:19 PM
But I have to say, I've somewhat grown kind of tired of COMMUNITY, which has everything to do with its heavy focus on Abed.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:50 AM
I also have to say that last night's Community was a great one for long-time fans-- loved the references to the paintball episodes, to the "secret trampoline," to the previous clip shows, to the missing pen, and so on.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:55 AM
Personally, I don't feel like the episodes have been too Abed-centric. For example, "Virtual Systems Analysis" was just as much about Annie as it was about Abed and "Basic Lupine Urology" was a nice showcase for nearly everyone. Haven't seen last night's episode yet.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:35 AM
Edited by Tyler, 11 May 2012 - 11:01 AM.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:07 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:48 AM