Community

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From Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development) comes Community, a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup), a fast-talkin' lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates,...
Starring
Joel McHaleGillian JacobsDanny Pudi
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 16, 2009
    25min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) enrolls at Greendale Community College after the State Bar discovered his illegitimate degree and threatened to suspend his license. When Jeff pretends to be a Spanish tutor to get close to his classmate Britta (Gillian Jacobs), he winds up with an entire study group of students looking for his help. Pierce (Chevy Chase), Abed (Danny Pudi), Shirley ..
  2. 2. Spanish 101
    September 24, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Jeff's (Joel McHale) efforts to win over Britta (Gillian Jacobs) backfire, and he finds himself paired up with Pierce (Chevy Chase) for their Spanish class project. The two give teacher Senor Chang (Ken Jeong) the presentation of a lifetime. Meanwhile, inspired by Britta's awareness of social issues, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) stage a protest on Greendale's campus.
  3. 3. Introduction to Film
    October 1, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Jeff (Joel McHale) thinks he has found an easy "A" with a laid back, no-books-allowed class. He suffers a rude awakening, however, when the free-spirited professor (John Michael Higgins) sees through his lazy attitude. Meanwhile, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) meddles in Abed's (Danny Pudi) education and finds herself at odds with his father (Iqbal Theba).
  4. 4. Social Psychology
    October 7, 2009
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Jeff (Joel McHale) bond over their common love of trash talk, while Jeff and campus hippie Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen) compete for Britta's (Gillian Jacobs) affection. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) uses Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) as guinea pigs for a psych class experiment, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) gets hip to modern technology with a hearing..
  5. 5. Advanced Criminal Law
    October 15, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) invokes an inquisition and trial when one of the gang cheats on an exam. Annie (Alison Brie) enlists Pierce (Chevy Chase) to help her compose Greendale's new school song, and Troy (Donald Glover) educates Abed (Danny Pudi) on the art of joking.
  6. 6. Football, Feminism, and You
    October 22, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Annie (Alison Brie) and Jeff (Joel McHale) play tug-of-war with Troy's (Donald Glover) football future to serve their own best interests. Meanwhile, Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) is shocked when she finds out that Britta (Gillian Jacobs) is unfamiliar with social female practices, i.e. going to the bathroom in pairs. Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) design the new Greendale school mascot.
  7. 7. Introduction to Statistics
    October 29, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    It's Halloween at Greendale, and Jeff (Joel McHale) has the hots for one of his teachers (Lauren Stamile) and gets dating advice from Señor Chang (Ken Jeong). Meanwhile Annie (Alison Brie) throws a "Dia de los Muertos" party for extra credit.
  8. 8. Home Economics
    November 4, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Britta (Gillian Jacobs) tries to rid Jeff (Joel McHale) of his materialistic ways. Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) joins a rock band on campus, and Annie (Alison Brie) grudgingly helps Troy (Donald Glover) plan a date with another girl.
  9. 9. Debate 109
    November 11, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Jeff (Joel McHale) gets suckered into joining the debate team with Annie (Alison Brie) for the big match up against rival City College. Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Britta (Gillian Jacobs) with her smoking habit, and Abed's (Danny Pudi) films creep out the group.
  10. 10. Environmental Science
    November 18, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) has become the teacher from hell, and the group nominates Jeff (Joel McHale) to intervene. Meanwhile Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) have trouble with a lab rat experiment, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) helps Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) with public speaking.
  11. 11. The Politics of Human Sexuality
    December 3, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Jeff (Joel McHale) and Pierce (Chevy Chase) get lucky in love when they double date at the Greendale STD Fair. Meanwhile Annie (Alison Brie) gets a lesson in sex education.
  12. 12. Comparative Religion
    December 9, 2009
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) tries to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, but Jeff (Joel McHale) threatens her holiday cheer when he decides to fight the school bully (guest star Anthony Michael Hall).
  13. 13. Investigative Journalism
    January 14, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Everyone's vibe is thrown off when an unwanted outsider tries to join the study group. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) becomes the new editor of Greendale's school newspaper and appoints Annie (Alison Brie) as his ace reporter.
  14. 14. Interpretive Dance
    January 20, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Troy (Donald Glover) hide a secret talent from the group, while Jeff (Joel McHale) tries to hide his love life. Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) is the subject of Abed's (Danny Pudi) new documentary.
  15. 15. Romantic Expressionism
    February 4, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Jeff (Joel McHale) stage an intervention when Annie (Alison Brie) gets cozy with Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen). Meanwhile Pierce (Chevy Chase) struggles to prove his wit when he crashes Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy's (Donald Glover) movie night.
  16. 16. Communication Studies
    February 11, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    When Britta (Gillian Jacobs) drunk dials Jeff (Joel McHale) things get awkward between them and Jeff attempts to repair their relationship. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) conspire to humiliate Señor Chang (Ken Jeong).
  17. 17. Physical Education
    March 3, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Jeff (Joel McHale) is forced to shelve his vanity when the coach of his new billiards class cramps his style. Meanwhile, the gang tries to meddle in Abed's (Danny Pudi) love life after discovering he has an admirer.
  18. 18. Basic Genealogy
    March 10, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    "Family Day" stirs up trouble at Greendale as values clash and Jeff (Joel McHale) falls for Pierce's (Chevy Chase) stepdaughter (guest star Katharine McPhee).
  19. 19. Beginner Pottery
    March 18, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The gang signs up for some "easy A" courses in the new semester. Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) shines in sailing class, while Jeff's (Joel McHale) popularity is threatened by the "cool" guy in his pottery class.
  20. 20. The Science of Illusion
    March 24, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Britta (Gillian Jacobs) attempts to pull an April Fool's prank to prove she's not a buzzkill, but it goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) and Abed (Danny Pudi) join the campus security squad, and Pierce (Chevy Chase) is convinced he's a wizard.
  21. 21. Contemporary American Poultry
    April 21, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Jeff (Joel McHale) and Troy (Donald Glover) take on the chicken finger shortage that has a gripped Greendale Community College. Witnessing this show of activism by her fellow students causes Britta (Gillian Jacobs) to struggle with the unsatisfactory number of causes she currently supports.
  22. 22. The Art of Discourse
    April 29, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    A STUDY GROUP DIVIDED - After Pierce (Chevy Chase) crosses a line with Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown), the group is forced to choose between the two. Meanwhile, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) face off against a group of young bullies, and their mother (guest star Lisa Rinna). Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) embark on a college "bucket list" of things they must accomplish before they graduate. Alison Brie and Ken Jeong also star.
  23. 23. Modern Warfare
    May 5, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The sexual tension between Jeff (Joel McHale) and Britta (Gillian Jacobs) becomes a hot topic among the study group. Meanwhile, what starts out as a simple contest for a chance at early class registration turns the peaceful campus of Greendale Community College into an all-out war zone. Friendships are tested, as only one student can be victorious.
  24. 24. English as a Second Language
    May 12, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    After the shocking discovery that Señor Chang (Ken Jeong) does not have a teaching degree, Greendale Community College is forced to bring in a new Spanish teacher. Meanwhile, Troy (Donald Glover) discovers a trade he truly excels in -- plumbing. Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Danny Pudi also star.
  25. 25. Pascal's Triangle Revisited
    May 19, 2010
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    It's the last day of the semester, and the gang attends the annual "Transfer Formal." Jeff (Joel McHale) is caught between Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Professor Slater (Lauren Stamile). Meanwhile, Annie (Alison Brie) questions her relationship with Vaughn (Eric Christian Olsen), and Abed (Danny Pudi) and Troy's (Donald Glover) friendship is put to the test.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Community Sneak Peek
    August 28, 2009
    6min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Get a behind the scenes look at the new NBC comedy "Community" starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. 2009 NBC Agency

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Dan HarmonAnthony RussoNeil GoldmanGary FosterGarrett DonovanJoe RussoRuss Krasnoff
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TheoStixReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A stellar first season for perhaps my favorite sitcom of all time! Witty, creative and VERY fun! #sixseasonsandamovie
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"Community" is a beloved and acclaimed cult-comedy series that ran for six seasons between 2009 and 2015. Created by Dan Harmon, the show follows an eclectic group of characters whom are brought together while attending Greendale Community College. Though its production was oft-troubled and there were plenty of shake-ups both on-screen and behind-the-scenes over its six-year run, the fact remains- thanks to witty writing, stellar performances, incredibly likable characters and top-notch production values, "Community" is easily one of the best of the best. An icon in the world of television comedy, and one of the greatest sitcoms of our time.

Season one gets things off to a strong start, with the majority of the episodes involving the introduction and establishment of the main characters and their dynamics with one-another. There's Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), a cynical disbarred lawyer who needs to earn a legitimate degree. Britty Perry (Gillian Jacobs), a strong-willed but often misguided idealist and wannabe-activist. Abed Nadir (Danny Pudy), a geeky student whose obsessed with films and whom seems to suffer from some sort-of developmental disorder. Shirley Bennet (Yvette Nicole Brown), a motherly Christian housewife reeling from a recent divorce. Annie Edison (Alison Brie), a High School graduate and compulsive over-achiever trying to shed her past as a pill-addict. Troy Barnes (Donald Glover), a former High School football star whose trying to find his way in the world and escape the pressures of his past. And Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), an eccentric millionaire who has been enrolling in Greendale over and over to combat general boredom. These seven unique individuals originally comes together as a study-group (albeit for less than noble reasons), but eventually blossom into a sort-of family throughout the season.

Part of the charm of “Community” is how it juggles both earnest and genuine character development and broad, conceptual satire to create a unique and whimsical experience. While the series starts as a relatively standard, yet still exceptionally well-executed, sitcom, it quickly becomes something much more. This is the sort-of show where one week, an episode might tackle a real and grounded issue with thoughtful handling of drama, and the next week... we’d get a full-on parody loaded with satirical pop-culture references and cartoonish logic. (And yes, I know that “Community” fans dread the word “parody”, but it’s the only word I can think of to describe some of these “concept episodes.”)

The cast is all magnificent (with special props going to Jacobs and Pudi, whom are by far my two favorite actors on the show) and really do their all with the wonderful material they are given. Creator Dan Harmon and his crew of writers and directors also do a lot with the concept. There’s paintball wars and mafia stories involving the school cafeteria that are absolutely hilarious… and at the same time also plenty of deliberate character-centric episodes that will tug at your heart-strings. And the show’s direction and editing is very well-done. Not that you’d expect anything else from a series whose directors include the Russo Brothers (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Civil War”) and Justin Lin. (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise.)

As for the DVD release- this is a very good set for both fans and newcomers alike. While I’m still holding my breath for a potential Blu-Ray re-release at some point (this series is so cinematic, I’d be worth re-buying in HD), what’s here is pure gold. There’s plenty of bonus content, including audio-commentary on every single episode, a plethora of outtakes, extended episodes and behind-the-scenes featurettes. And the quality is quite good, with sharp picture and crisp sound. Even though the entire series is available to view online on websites such as Hulu in the US and Netflix in Canada, I’d definitely recommend this set to anyone interested. For less than $20, you’re getting well over 9 hours of content. That’s a total steal!

“Community” Season One on DVD gets a perfect 5 out of 5!
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Bear IncorporatedReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
One of my all-time favorite TV shows.
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I love this show, especially how they jump between genres so seamlessly, and the characters are lovable misfits. I will admit that it got better in the second and third seasons, with season three being the best, though the first season has some great episodes:

1. Pilot - The one that started it all.
5. Advanced Criminal Law - Alien Abed is hilarious.
10. Environmental Science - Helps establish the character's relationship to one another, and has the best rendition of "Somewhere Out There" I have ever heard, which is a favorite song of mine.
13. Investigative Journalism - Jack Black is always great!
14. Interpretive Dance - When Troy finally starts to shine: Going from a stereotypical jock to one of the best characters of the show.
17. Physical Education - Vampire Abed is amazing, and the strip billiards game is hilarious.
19. Beginner Pottery - The sailing class is great!
21. Contemporary American Poultry - Great Mofia-esk episode that really helps show the characters if they gained power, and also shows how smart Abed really is.
23. Modern Warfare - The most intense episode, which would make a great action movie.
24. English as a Second Language - Troy learns about his gift, and everyone actually "learns" Spanish.

If you've never seen the show, it is a comedy show, that occasionally homages different genres for hilarious effect.

Other shows that I find pretty similar: Psych, Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, Rick and Morty. If you love any of these shows, you'll enjoy Community.
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Robin DReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Its just good, better than any description of it. Watch. Enjoy. Be outraged it had to struggle for airtime.
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Weird and wonderful, it actually starts out seeming pretty conventional in sit-com terms. It then gradually shows its true genius as the plots begin to be peppered with both clever call-backs to previous episodes, astute and hilarious spoofs of popular cultural tropes and, finally, displaying some of the best comedic creations of its brilliant comedic cast. With behind-the-scenes clips online revealing just how creatively funny everyone was (and is) and underlining some of the meta-references that one may have missed, it quickly reveals itself to be the singular comedy gem that has created so many rabid fans around the world. Poorly promoted and programmed by the network, it is best appreciated in collections such as this. I would recommend it to any intelligent comedy fan who has appreciation for spoofs, parodies and generally has affection for popular cultural references. I'd also recommend it to everyone else, it will still be funny viewed from shallow perspectives. It's just good.
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Cagneyfan67Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Best TV Show on TV Today
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I remember I was first introduced to community when I was very sick and it provides a lot laughs. I feel in love with the show and let go of a lot of the stress I was under. Alison Brie was my favorite. I thought her character was cute. Joel Mchale comes off as a character hard to like but he plays it well enough you can see there is a good guy inside of him. Danny Pudi gives one if not the best acting performances. His character is not easy to play and becomes a series favorite. His character Abed is very into film and I can relate. I like to collect movies and talk about them. Chevy Chase best known for the Vacation movies makes a strong comeback here as a rich old man going to community college to fill his time and make some friends. His character is not likable but there are a lot of shades of the old Chevy Chase from the Vacation from the 80s movies not the one who faded away in the 90s. Donald Glover does a great job playing the ex football star who got injured and could not play football anymore thus fore fitting any scholarships given to him by colleges to play football. His character starts off to be a little full of myself and tries to act like he's a tough guy. Troy is really sensitive and Abed the character he makes fun of so much in the pilot ends up being his best friend. Glover and Pudi play great together as friends. Gillian Jacobs is another one of my favorites. I could identify with her as her character is my age and still deciding what to do with her life. College seems to be a good option for her. Jacobs is a smart character not easily to be fooled by Mchale and his elaborate plans to hook up with her. The two have a great relationship. They play off each other well but perhaps Britta's character change in Season 3 was best. It made her character more fun and Jacobs got to show off her talents showing two different sides of the character. I find Britta adorable and silly. Yvette Nicole Brown plays a mom returning to school. She is very religious. She is like a mother to the girls and also like one of them when gossiping. She clearly has a good heart and one of the more likable characters on the show. I highly recommend you tune into this show. The hardcore fans have prevented the show from being cancelled the past three seasons. There is a reason the show is still on. Community has a cult like following and perhaps not everyone will get the humor but I suggest you rent it from your local library and give it a try. Community has made me smile during some of the more trying times of my life. I hope it will do the same for you! Cheers!
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Ray-ReviewReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun, Witty, Ingenious
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I will admit that I am quite late to the Community party, I was only aware of the show a couple of months ago due to the fact that Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) is one of the starring actors. I am a big fan of Donald Glover's music and stand-ups, however as an actor I was a little bit skepticle. I came across the show on-demand not too long ago and I HAVE BEEN HOOKED EVER SINCE. This show is incredible from just about every aspect, the writing is top notch, the humor (while very silly) is neither corny or tries too hard, just about all the characters from the start are loveable, and the setting is very relatable to people around the ages of 18-27 as well as those who attend a community college. Season 1 is a great start, while the first couple of episodes don't exactly capture the characters true personalities just yet, the premise and the interactions between the characters are just laugh out loud all the way through. I guess the shows main theme is DIVERSITY, and how people of different cultures can come together, learn from one another, and befriend one another without succumbing to typical stereotypes. I love how the show incorporates racial satire, silly and sarcastic humor, and very outlandish situations to create such a genuine, fun show. While primarily a comedy show, there are also subtle touching moments that really contain deep moral values to them that it's hard not to love.

The DVD itself was great. 4 discs with a great amount of episodes (25 to be exact) with each and every episode accomodated with commentaries. Other extras include various outtakes of essentially every episode which are truly hilarious, some featurettes, alternate and deleted scenes, as well as mini-episodes. I am very impressed with how many extras they jampacked into this DVD. It is great to get a real taste of the creation and process of the show, and lucky for us, there many extras thatare at the consumers disposal. As far as modern television, I would rank this as my new #1 favorite show easily eclipsing The Big Bang Theory. I'm actually not really used to sitcoms that don't use laugh tracks, which can sometimes escalate humor, but also make it generic and annoying when its not a real audience. Community is just one of those shows that don't come around very often that I can personally find enjoyable from every single episode. I am looking forward to watching and purchasing the other seasons and future seasons (hopefully it will not be cancelled due to low ratings) Pick it UP!!!!!

P.S. Alison Brie & Gillian Jacobs are just all kinds of fine ;) haha
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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on February 4, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
"You know I thought you were like Bill Murray in any of his films, but you're more like Michael Douglas in any of his films."
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COMMUNITY is undeniably streets ahead. If you want to know what the fuss is all about, and the furor and the hullabaloo, then you ought to give COMMUNITY a try. While the season's first half is mostly the show trying to get its sea legs - and so there are episodes which are a bit shaky - press on, sir, and you'll get to the turnaround. From the Christmas episode on, COMMUNITY picks up momentum and begins to consistently knock it out the park. Except, even before that, there were already glimmers of awesome. Like Troy and Abed's Spanish rap to close out the second episode ("Spanish 101") or Vaughn's song, "Gettin' Rid of Britta" ("Home Economics"), or Abed dressed up as Batman in the Halloween episode ("Introduction to Statistics").

Even though the show is about a, well, community of people of all ages and from all walks of life attending community college, our point-of-view character is initially Jeff Winger (Joel McHale), a smug lawyer who was disallowed from plying his craft when the state bar learned that his law degree is from Colombia instead of Columbia. So he's forced to enroll in Greendale Community College. This show is as much about Jeff Winger's redemption from a shady counselor who is endlessly manipulative to a better human being (who, okay, is still pretty manipulative). Thru Jeff - who establishes a fake Spanish study group so that he can chat up pretty fellow student Britta (Jillian Jacobs) - we meet the rest of the diverse cast.

I like me the unapologetic snark, and COMMUNITY happens not only to shovel in the meta-references, it also parodies everything under the sun, and does it in sharp, wicked ways. But a sense of the ridiculous also infuses the stories, and I love that because I'm down with the goofy stuff as well. It all culminates in the funniest half-hour of television in 2010, the paintball episode "Modern Warfare," a sublime send-up of the action/post-apocalyptic horror genre. This episode also escalates Jeff and Britta's ongoing flirtation to the next level.

I had never heard of any of the actors before, except for Chevy Chase but I warmed up to the cast soon enough. Donald Glover ("Troy") and Danny Pudi ("Abed") in particular just have this very cool chemistry, and they're very funny together. One of the things I look forward to are the closing credit tags which prominently feature Troy and Abed. And while I was on board with the Jeff/Britta thing, the show does throw an excellent plot swerve in the final episode. And the rabid Spanish 101 instructor, Señor Chang, is always good for chuckles. Heck, even Chevy Chase folds neatly into the group.

There are so many terrific episodes, but if I have to highlight a few... There's the Halloween episode "Introduction to Statistics" which has Chevy under the influence and introduces Jeff's hot statistics professor. And also "Debate 109" which pits indifferent debater Jeff against a charismatic disabled opponent. The Christmas episode smiles at re1igion and ends in a free-for-all, all-hands-on-deck scrap. Most of the episodes from then on are pretty gold, including most definitely "Contemporary American Poultry," which satirizes gangster films like GOODFELLAS, and, of course, the awesomely awesome "Modern Warfare." The neat thing is that these actors are frequently called on to be silly and over-the-top, and yet they ground their performances enough that you do end up caring what happens to their characters. Except maybe for Señor Chang. Even Chevy Chase says he's abrasive.

The DVD set isn't stingy with the bonus features:

- Cast & Crew Commentary for each episode
- An Outtake Reel for each disc
- Alternate Scenes from the "Advanced Criminal Law" episode
- "Creative Compromises" - tongue-in-cheek featurette in which show creator Dan Harmon harps on about the creative changes the show's had to make to appease the network executives; oh, that poor Gillian Jacobs (00:02:52 minutes)
- "Season One Cast Evaluations" - Another not-to-be-taken-too-seriously featurette in which Dan Harmon sits each cast member down and evaluates their performances throughout the first season (00:11:41 minutes)
- 3 Mini-Episodes
- Season One Highlight Reel
- Extended Producer's Cut of the "Communication Studies" episode
- The DVD package also comes with the mini comic book, "Kickpuncher," drawn by indie comic book artist Jim Mahfood and supposedly written by Troy Barnes
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C. BrunnerReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Show! Great DVD! Highly Recommend!
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First of all, Community took a while to win my heart. I watched the first couple of episodes and was not impressed. This show began to grow on me though. I can now say truthfully that this show is one of the brightest on television now. If you are not watching it every week, you are missing out! I do not ever buy DVDs. I am not someone who has every new DVD of every show on their shelf. I have what I consider the best! It is a small list of VIPs. I now have Community seasons one and two to add to my small list.
The DVD set comes with a copy of Troy's comic "Kickpuncher."

Disc One
Pilot extended cut)
Spanish 101
Introduction to Film
Social Psychology
Advanced Criminal Law
Football, Feminism, and You
Introduction to Statistics
Special features: commentary on every episode, outtakes, creative compromises, season one cast evaluations, & Advanced Criminal Law Alternate Scenes

Disc Two
Home Economics
Debate 109
Environmental Science
The Politics of Human Sexuality
Comparative Religion
Investigative Journalism
Special features: commentary on every episode, outtakes, season one highlight reel, 3 mini episodes

Disc Three
Interpretive Dance
Romantic Expressionism
Communication Studies
Physical Education
Basic Genealogy
Beginner Pottery
Special features: commentary on every episode, outtakes, communication studies extended producers cut

Disc Four
The Science of Illusion
Contemporary American Poultry
The Art of Discourse
Modern Warfare
English as a Second Language
Pascal's Triangle Revisited
Special features: commentary of every episode, outtakes

I recommend it, and I'm glad that I bought it!
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Monica EnglanderReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Clever, cute, and fun
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It's a great ensemble cast, and pretty witty. It actually gets better with each episode. I've been binging it, and am on like season 3, I think. You come to really like the characters and the premises are often super clever. Not always a home run, but for the most part, you'll feel like you're part of the gang, and enjoy it tremendously.
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