but that’s life. Good news is, I have NBC west so I watched ‘em both around the time I normally watch ‘em anyways (or re-watch, I guess).
And the wait was fucking worth it. Both episodes were beautiful.
Community first. This is the first time in a while where there’s really been any major form of social commentary — something I have felt the show needs more of. Its evaluation of social media’s ability to turn us on each other with even more ferociousness through the idea of “ratings” is incredibly thorough, detailed, well-done, and most importantly, hilarious. Probably one of the strongest yet this season. And as a plus, Jeff + Shirley bonding!!! It’s been sorely missed since season 3, I think it’s a friendship dynamic that really needs to be on screen more. I know the show pitted them at war with each other, but the ending resolved that and I was so glad to just see a moment with the two of ‘em.
Two notable entities tho: first, is it just me or is Annie getting less screen time? I really hope Alison Brie isn’t leaning towards an exit, let’s just hope that it’s been because of the structure of the past couple episodes. And 2nd…. Britta’s redemption. We’re getting closer…. but we’re not quite there yet. The mustard joke (as funny as it actually was) is a reminder that Britta is…. a bit like Leslie Knope. As hard as she tries, there’s always negative, unfair adversity. Definitely a step in the right direction, but I really hope Britta gets a bit more redemption before the end of the season. Still, however, a fantastic episode!
Now Parks….. such an amazing episode. I was, in no way, expecting Ron Swanson’s child. Utterly fantastic. I know someone on here was like “ugh I’m so sick of Ron being rude and not telling Leslie about the child” but Ron has literally ALWAYS been like that; he does not feel the need to share, even with close people. That’s been his character since day 1. fuck off. seriously.
and LESLIE’S NEW JOB OFFER CAME OUT OF NO WHERE. I knew the show was building up to one but I didn’t think it would be this episode. I’m glad she ain’t take it yet, but it gives the show something to build up to right now (along with the unity concert.) Probably explains the Michelle Obama appearance in the finale. I dunno what path the show’s really on right now, but it really does feel like old Parks again (the last few have felt a tiny bit off, even though they’re still fantastic.) Plus, Tom’s new restaurant venture gon be fuckin fantastic. I’m so excited for the rest of this season.
Onward and upward to next week!