Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review - Community Season 2 Episode 21 Paradigms of Human Memory

When I read the episode description for "Paradigms of Human Memory," I wondered why Community would retreat to a clip episode when it's been on fire all season long. Was this something to trim the budget? Had the writers run out of ideas? And then I watched the episode.

"Paradigms of Human Memory" is nothing short of brilliant, and it is a clip show, just not the normal kind. Every clip is new, and the episode is a laugh riot. The recollections begin when Chang climbs after the monkey and discovers all the stolen items. We soon learn of Jeff and Britta's ongoing sexual relationship, Abed love of The Cape, the western ghost town, the killer robot, and, best of all, Youtube-style montages of Jeff and Annie giving each others looks along with Abed and Pierce looks, among a bunch of other flashbacks.

The episode has a little emotion tacked on in the end as most Community episodes do, with the group anger at each other for the present, but ready to meet again tomorrow. This may be a dysfunctional group of people, each with his/her many faults, but it works somehow.

Score: 9.6/10
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