Community – TV Series Review #6SeasonsandaMovie

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The TV Show Community created by Dan Harmon in 2009, ran for 6 years on 2 networks and for a total of 110 episodes. It is a show that has developed a cult following since its final episode in 2015, it has had 2 separate stints on Netflix which have been beneficial for it to gather new support from fans. It is a show that is based around an ensemble cast in a local community college ‘Greendale’. Harmon wrote the show based on his own encounters in community college with each episode following his ‘story circle’ template. This is a method designed to create effective and structured stories. The show is universally loved by those who have watched it, the comedy is something that most shows aspire for, the cast is diverse and they bounce off each other well. Throughout the run of the show, there were some issues on occasion which had to be dealt with both on and off screen. Such as Dan Harmon leaving for a season due to being fired, Chevy Chase being written out, Donald Glover leaving, and the show being cancelled at the end of its 5th season, before Yahoo renewed for its 6th go around! But what are my opinions on the show;?

I personally loved Community, I have seen the whole series through only twice, once a couple of months back and the other time was probably 5ish years ago right when it was on Yahoo. I enjoyed the comedy, the characters, the story for what it was and getting to see the actors grow during their time on the show. But I have to say, conducting a review of a show without any objective criteria is basically impossible and I don’t think of any interest to readers, so lets get into a breakdown;

The Sinner – Jamie Review

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After going through the first two seasons of The Sinner over the last 5 days, I moved straight onto the 3rd and latest which was released on Netflix a week ago. I watched this season in much the same vein as the first, over 2 days, with 3 episodes then 5. If you have an interest in the other reviews I have done for those first seasons, click for Cora and for Julian. Otherwise, time for a review of aul Jamie Burns.

I enjoyed this season as it progressed, but initially in the first 3/4 episodes, I just did not care at all. I found myself lacking in interest towards most of the cast and how the story seemed to be developing. I had a couple of theories in those episodes that were correct as the season progressed regarding the seeking of a higher power and games of chance leading them. But other things were way off the mark, (But they were formed with my own prejudice in mind, such as Bomers’ character being in the closest), maybe this is the reason that was not as involved in the initial episodes as I felt that the show was yet to open into how it wanted this season to go. But enough of an overview as its hard to get in depth in this section without giving things away;

The Sinner – Julian Review

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After watching Season 1 of The Sinner I moved straight onto Season 2! Which is another way of saying, after watching Coras storyline, I went into Julians story, with me now about to watch Jamies story! If you have watched the show before and want to read my opinions about the Cora storyline, you can do so here. I enjoyed watching the show and felt it was a good use of my time! But I did prefer the first season over the second, you are about to find out why;

The Sinner – Cora Review

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I had never watched The Sinner when it was originally released on Netflix in 2017. (As I am not in the US, Netlix is the distributor for the show). I knew the premise that everyone was aware of I guess, and thought it sounded interesting, but was one of those shows that I figured I’d get around too, instead of it being something that I had to watch the second it was released. But with the 3rd season coming out on Netflix last Friday and my list of shows to be watched was dwindling, I figured that now was as good a time as any!

It turns out I was sleeping on the show and had a great time watching it, I would recommend it to people if they wanted a closed story to watch that does not take a long time to get going or to wrap itself up. 8 episodes is a nice length for a tv show that is going to be self-contained as it causes the writers to go straight for the storyline that they want to tell without spending time trying to build out the world of the narrative. (I generally appreciate the creation of a world one can immerse themselves in, but it was not needed considering how fast this show escalated.) I watched the show over 2 days with 4 episodes a day, but what is my opinion? If you have read any of my other reviews, (Hannibal or Dead to Me) then you may be aware that I (at least think) do my reviews a little bit differently that others! So, let’s begin;