Friday, November 20, 2009

Review - Community Season 1 Episode 10 Environmental Science

I'm really liking these surreal scenes near the end of each episode. As with "Spanish 101," and " Introduction to Statistics," "Environmental Science" had that brilliant scene where Shirley solved her speaking problem with Pierce's help, Señor Chang and his wife dancing awkwardly, and Abed and Troy finding the mouse. All this was set to "Somewhere Out There" sung by Troy and Abed. Donald Glover and Danny Pudi did a surprising wonderful job and after rewatching it several times, it was still heartwarming.

I don't know if the sheen has worn of  Ken Jeong, but I liked how the writers added an extra angle to his character. Instead of continuing his craziness, we learn the reason for his malfeasance, and we had several dramatic scenes.

Jeff was selfish and is still selfish. I'm not sure if the writers are trying to gradually have him change, but so far, I'm really not seeing it. Everything worked out in the end, but let's be frank; the circumstances allowed Jeff to salvage the situation. He would have been content to let his friends turn in the 20-page paper, and took full advantage of Señor Change. He could have pushed Chang more Since this won't change for all while, but took his benefits and didn't try very hard to extend it to his friends.

There were a couple random things that I liked: Annie's choo choo, Pierce using the Chair, Troy being scared of rodents, Annie overextending the time limit and Chang dealing with her. Community has been inconsistent and at times I've been disappointed by it, but the past few episodes have really been good.

Score: 9.2/10


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