Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review - Community Season 2 Episode 4 Basic Rocket Science

Community is one of the most versatile shows on television. An episode can be in a classroom setting with a wacky professor and the study group trying to figure something out. An episode can be about the craziest of extracurricular activities. An episode can be heavy on character drama or it can be a hilariously fun episode without delving into the characters.

Like last season's genius episode "Modern Warfare," "Basic Rocket Science" is a complete parody, the difference being that the characters and conflicts aren't present. Spoofing Apollo 13, the episode is a goldmine of laughs with all the usual tropes given their unique, funny spin.

In terms of some kind of conflict driving the episode, I guess Annie's possibly defection to City College was somewhat conflict-y, but it gets resolved in an instant.

Score: 9.2/10
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