Tip for modern adulterers: If you’re planning to cheat on your wife of 10 years by awkwardly hitting on the model seated next to you on your flight out of Los Angeles, make sure she isn’t live-tweeting the entire miserable experience to her 13,000 followers;
Attention, cube dwellers! Tired of the daily oppression from The Boss? Check out this short clip by Alex Emslie of Amok Film which features the final epic confrontation between a tough boss and his underling.
Dan Harmon was fired by NBC/Sony this week. Rather, his contract was not renewed. No one from NBC/Sony has been in touch with Dan to negotiate or let him know he was fired or to even say hello.
Dan Harmon’s Community on NBC is one of the best sitcoms on television today. That sentence should be able to stand on it’s on for anyone who has watched more than a few episodes of the show.
It’s wonderful on a number of fronts. The actors are clearly having a blast portraying these characters who are trudging through a community college curriculum, but the story arc isn’t what makes it great. Community simultaneously deconstructs the American Sitcom as well as the tropes used in modern storytelling, while it is itself a purveyor of those tropes. The deftness and intelligence it uses as it wields these commentaries on popular culture and the modern medium is astounding.
It’s Harold Bloom, interrupted every nine minutes with ads for Kotex.
While’s it’s unclear, it seems that Dan Harmon as showrunner plays a key role in making Community such a success, as he states on his Tumblr blog:
I’m not saying you can’t make a good version of Community without me, but I am definitely saying that you can’t make my version of it unless I have the option of saying “it has to be like this or I quit” roughly 8 times a day.
That quote leads me to think that without Dan’s leadership, Community will ease into being just another NBC sitcom; filled with the zany adventures of Troy and Abed or perhaps a story arc where Winger and Britta fall madly in love.
Get ready for a wedding episode–NOT enjoy it ironically.