Guest post of the week by Monte Dominguez.
Ah… no more re-runs! It was so difficult for me to wait until Thursday on the opening week of NBC’s fall programming especially since I have direct tv HD. The peacock network is finally returning to its “must-see” sit-com status on Thursday nights with new episodes of “Community,” “30 Rock,” “The Office,” and the all-new “Outsourced.”
The best of the group, at least in my opinion, was the second-season premiere of “Community.” My satellite tv reception never looked so good as when I kicked my feet up while the great ensemble cast prepared for another semester at Greendale College. The interplay between Greendale’s coolest study group (made up of Joel McHale as ‘Jeff,’ Gillian Jacobs as ‘Britta,’ Chevy Chase as ‘Pierce,’ Yvette Nicole Brown as ‘Shirley,’ Danny Pudi as ‘Abed,’ Donald Glover as ‘Troy,’ and Alison Brie as ‘Annie’) was as clever as ever. The best example: when it is revealed that Jeff and Britta had sex at the end of season one on the group’s conference table, everyone jumps up with a collective “AHHH!!!” that nearly masks Troy’s true reaction of “AHHH-SOME!!!”
My favorite part of the season premiere, though, had to be the guest-starring appearance of comedy legend Betty White as the group’s new anthropology professor. Thanks to her, the show’s writers were able to resolve the issues remaining from the first season without being overly sentimental.
Community‘s score? A+!