With the news that Community is highly likely to be renewed for a fourth season hitting the interwebs this week, I thought I’d do a feature post combining my love of the show, whilst at the same time dumping on a show that has considerably dropped in my estimation over the past couple of seasons.
This may be a controversial post, then again may be it isn’t any more. Just for the record, I’ve watched both TV shows since the very beginning. I own all available seasons on DVD and I have watched them multiple times, but over the last couple of season I feel The Big Bang Theory has gone seriously downhill. Yet it gets much better ratings than it’s much better counter part Community and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why…
6. It’s just better.
Okay, so may be a biased start, but it doesn’t make it any less truthful. All ways I can think of it, the show is just better. Hands down. No argument. I strongly believe if any one who gets upset and/or argues this point just hasn’t watched an episode of Community. If you are one of these people, please go watch just one episode first. Your opinion will change – maybe not right away, but over the time you’re devouring every episode you can possibly get your hands on. No more than a couple of days, if you’re like me.
5. Alison Brie is Hotter than Kelly Cuoco
Okay, so this may REALLY may be a controversial point to make even for Community fans and is of course all down to personal opinion, but for Alison Brie just oozes sex appeal. She’s hotter, a much better actor and much funnier than Cuoco too. She also has a MASSIVE…personality. Yeah. Personality. That’s definitely what I meant.
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4. Community has better story telling ability
Community creator just plain knows how to tell a story and it shows in each and every episode Community puts out. Whereas, I can clearly remember at least half a dozen episodes of The Big Bang Theory where the show just ended. Barely any story to begin with and then, it just ended. I had to rewind the damn thing just to make sure I hadn’t missed anything and that’s just poor. Granted this is only on some of the episodes in the later seasons of the show, but still. If you’ve got no more ideas left in the tank, don’t just try and milk it for every cent you can get. Show a little pride and self-respect.
That said, I sometimes wonder whether Community will be the same during it’s fifth season on the air. But then I dismiss the notion as I quickly remember just how awesome each and every episode of the show is.
As I mentioned above, I like The Big Bang Theory in the early seasons. The same old gags the show is relying on now to sustain itself weren’t all that old back then and I genuinely enjoyed the show. But was it consistent good? Was it consistently funny? Was it consistently entertaining? The answer is no. Community on the other hand is a completely different story. Each and every episode is packed with awesome storylines that can make you laugh, cry or horny at the drop of a hat. It’s consistently awesome.
2. The cast of Community has more chemistry on and off screen.
I follow some of the cast of Community on Twitter (my Twitter handle is @geekzenith BTW thanks for asking) and they’re always laughing and joking around. They socialise together. They support each other. Joel McHale’s show The Soup always seems to have one of his fellow Community cast members on the show. Alison Brie tweeted late last year about being behind the scenes at a Childish Gambino (Community cast mate Donald Glover) gig. She posts a number of pictures and vids of her and Danny Pudi goofing around backstage. When the cast found out that season 2 had been picked up, they even celebrated together (see video below). It’s just awesome how close they are.
Sheldon is the go to guy and the arguably the saviour for the show. The other characters play off him and these days (if not always, thinking about it) each and every episode seems to be centred around him. Community on the other hand consistently focuses on multiple memebers of the cast and continues to be awesome regardless. Even when focusing upon some of the slightly less interesting characters, the show is laugh out loud funny and is always rewatchable. Always.
What do you think? Is Community a much better show than The Big Bang Theory or am I talking out of my ass? If you like The Big Bang Theory better, why? Have you ever watched Community? And for Community lovers out there, am I missing any reasons why Community is clearly better than The Big Bang Theory? Please let me know in the comments section below!
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