In the preview to "Remedial Chaos Theory," I discussed how Community hasn't seemed to click yet this season. Sure, this year at Greendale has had its moments and it's still early but last week strayed a little too far from the winning formula - which with this show, is mostly a lack of formula mixed with the amazing cast that makes up the study group. Finally, this week proved that I haven't been constantly recommending this comedy as one of the smartest, funniest and most consistent on television for nothing. And how to they return to form?
Community opened it's third season with two pretty strong episodes. They did a great job wrapping up loose-ends, setting this year's tone and even creating (or hinting at) a few new roles and relationships for some of our characters. Oh, plus we've already had some great guest work from Michael K. Williams, John Goodman and especially Martin Starr in last week's episode. This weeks episode, "Competitive Geology," is heavy on the Chang but Michael K Williams is back as Professor Kane, so there's always that...
So, the third season of the smartest, most reference-filled, Emmy snubbed, comedy opens with a bunch of lies in song. Yes, a full on musical number that, in retrospect, takes place all inside's Jeff's mind. His perfect vision of Greendale without Pierce. It's quite perfect really, The wishes of Jeff Winger, not to mention the lies - something he may be a little familiar and too comfortable with - for what he hopes will be a normal, happy, sex-with-Annie filled year. Obviously, expect the opposite.
You know what is even less exciting than awards ceremonies? Announcing the nominees for said awards ceremonies. It usually happens around the crack of dawn, with celebrities who look far too good for that ungodly hour patting all their peers on their expensively attired backs. At least the last few years they've been bringing in some good talent. This year, it's Melissa McCarthy's job and she goes looking for a few tips (from the wrong guy).
On his show The Soup, one of Joel McHale’s favorite targets is Ryan Seacrest, known to many as the modern day version of “The Hardest Working Man In Show Business.” Possibly without meaning to, however, McHale has become a candidate for that same title. In addition to working on The Soup, he has a lead role on NBC’s ridiculously hilarious show Community, has roles in upcoming films by David Frankel and Robert Rodriguez and, tomorrow, will serve as host of the Independent Spirit Awards.
E!’s pop-culture clip show The Soup just celebrated its 300th episode and there will be many more for Joel McHale as he just renewed his contract with the network.
This episode was dreary, but also quite thoughtful and heartfelt. And it conveyed a message that may not be appreciated but will definitely resonate with the show’s (assumed) young demographic
With a new cabal of sycophants in tow, Abed’s descent into megalomania is rapid, eventually leading to his delusion that he is both a messiah and the world’s greatest filmmaker.
On the NBC show Community, Joel McHale plays Jeff Winger, a soulless, former lawyer who has no problem manipulating everyone around him to get what he wants. He’s shallow, narcissistic
Find out what they said about the show, McHale’s future on The Soup, Alison’s thoughts on Annie vs. Trudy, and what Betty White will be up to in the second season premiere.
We had the opportunity to speak with Joel McHale following the panel for the NBC's Community, which took place today at Comic Con. When the subject of McHale’s E! clip show The Soup came up, he revealed that his contract ends this year.
It’s always big news when NBC adds a new show to their coveted Thursday night lineup and this fall, that show is Community, a comedy series about a lawyer who has to return to college when he finds out his degree was deemed invalid.
Adding on another job to his resume and a spot on network television, this news brings McHale that much closer to being just like his multi-job-having arch nemesis Ryan Seacrest. Community will center on Jeff, an attorney who has to go back to college when he finds out his degree was deemed invalid.
There are two types of people in this world, the cocksuckers and the straights. This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with sexual orientation, more like a mindset kind of thing. The straights think positively about society. They generally see the best in others and hope we’ll all one day play hopscotch through a world-wide utopia free from mockery, scorn and ridicule
Whether he’s making fun of Ryan Seacrest, poking fun at reality TV or talking about chicks, man, Joel McHale is hilarious on a weekly basis. Now it looks like he’s going to be bringing his comedic skills to NBC’s new comedy pilot Community, which Anthony and Joe Russo are set to direct.