Community returns for its 5th season. Last season, the suits at Sony did what suits always do - get a big ego and fuck with the creative people. The show’s creator was fired and most of the writing staff went with him, and as a result, the 4th season was a complete waste. I spent the whole season watching almost out of obligation, waiting until the end so that we could finally euthanize and bury the zombie of something we once loved.
But apparently NBC has nothing else at all, so they surprisingly renewed it for a 5th season. Which just made me angry - if the show was going to get 2 more seasons, why ruin one? What a waste. But I guess it can continue to get meager ratings while everyone watches Big Bang Theory and pats themselves on the back about how smart they are.
Anyway, Dan Harmon is back running the show and got some of the writers back. (His podcast, Harmontown, is great by the way). And it sounds like he’s got nothing to lose, and he’s going to be daring. I mean, the trailer has Starburns as Zardoz. That alone is better than the entire 4th season.
Bad news is that Donald Glover is only appearing in the first 5 episodes. He’s the most talented cast member by far, and I would say at least half my enjoyment of the series is watching him nail it every. single. time.