TV Review: COMMUNITY – Season 4 – “Conventions of Space and Time”

Donald Glover and Danny Pudi in COMMUNITY - Season 4 - "Conventions of Space and Time" | ©2013 NBC/Vivian Zink

Stars: Joel McHale, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong Writer: Maggie Bandur Director:  Michael Patrick Jann Original Telecast: February 21 2013 Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights I keep coming back to the reconstituted COMMUNITY without creator Dan Harmon at the helm, and the third week in, and I’m still not sold that this is the same show I once loved. COMMUNITY created its own DOCTOR WHO-like show within the show called INSPECTOR SPACETIME which has slowly become a major player in the actual show. Naturally, the new showrunners thought […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMMUNITY – Season 3 – “Digital Estate Planning”

Giancarlo Esposito in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Digital Estate Planning" | ©2012 NBC/Trae Patton

Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash Writer: Matt Warburton Director: Adam Davidson Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: May 17, 2012 COMMUNITY has done its fair share of interesting episodes, including stop-motion Christmas specials and alternate reality exploring board games. This first of the final three episodes for season three, “Digital Estate Planning” takes us to yet another place that COMMUNITY hasn’t been before, the 16-bit frontier. Basically the whole gang is taken to a warehouse by Pierce (Chevy Chase) where they are met by […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMMUNITY – Season 3 – “Introduction To Finality” – Season Finale

Danny Pudi is Evil Abed in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Introduction to Finality" | ©2012 NBC/Lewis Jacobs

Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash Writer: Steve Basilone & Annie Mebane Director: Tristram Shapeero Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: May 17, 2012 With NBC airing the last three episodes of COMMUNITY in a sort of marathon block, it’s hard to grade the episodes fairly. Each week of COMMUNITY is a treat unto itself – and not knowing what’s coming next or what they’re attempting to parody is part of the fun. Watching them in three big lumps (while cool), takes some of the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COMMUNITY star Yvette Nicole Brown on the finale and Season 4

Yvette Nicole Brown in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Regional Holiday Music" | ©2012 NBC/Jordin Althaus

With COMMUNITY airing a three-episode Season 3 finale marathon tonight, Yvette Nicole Brown who plays the outspoken Shirley Bennett on the series chatted with ASSIGNMENT X about the season and where the show could go in Season 4. Here’s what she had to say … ASSIGNMENT X: Every time you watch the show, you don’t know what you’re going to get – it must be like that for the actors when they get the scripts. YVETTE NICOLE BROWN: It’s an acting exercise every week. Will I be doing a drama? Will I be doing a musical? I love it. Where […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Joel McHale comments on the Chevy Chase COMMUNITY feud and voicemail

Joel McHale in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Pillows and Blankets" | ©2012 NBC/Tyler Golden

While it’s hard to get a straight answer out of COMMUNITY star Joel McHale, while speaking at today’s NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2012, he did address the recent voicemail of Chevy Chase chewing out creator Dan Harmon for chewing him out during the wrap party for not shooting a scene in the finale. “There are four more voicemails coming out,” says McHale dead-pan. “That will make it a nice series. There is going to be a book on tape … or CD and it will be read out loud by Samuel L. Jackson.” McHale then goes on to say, again […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMMUNITY – Season 3 – “Pillows and Blankets”

Donald Glover in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Pillows and Blankets" | ©2012 NBC/Tyler Golden

Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash Director: Tristram Shapeero Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: April 5, 2012 This week’s COMMUNITY is essentially the second part of last week’s cliffhanger where long time friends Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) start a war against each other when one wants to build a pillow fort in the school and the other a blanket fort. So how does this all pan out? Well, “Pillows and Blankets” becomes a faux Kevin Burns-esque documentary on the battle lines […]Read On »

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Interview: COMMUNITY star Yvette Nicole Brown on Shirley and Season 3 teases

Yvette Nicole Brown and Gillian Jacobs in COMMUNITY - Season 2 - "A Fistful of Paintballs" | ©2011 NBC/Lewis Jacobs

Playing the religious and uber-positive Shirley on COMMUNITY is comedienne Yvette Nicole Brown who has found the experience on the quirky NBC series to be an absolute blast. There are many layers to Shirley, who has proven that she’s not as holy as she might appear. And from discovering she has hidden talents like being a foosball expert to her recent re-marriage to former husband Andre (Malcolm-Jamal Warner), the series has been having fun exploring the many different dynamics of her character. While at Wondercon, Brown spoke to the press about COMMUNITY and even teased about a couple of upcoming […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMMUNITY – Season 3 – “Digital Exploration of Interior Design”

John Goodman in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Digital-Exploration-of-Interior-Design" | ©2012 NBC

Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash Writer: Chris McKenna Director:  Dan Eckman Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: March 29, 2012 CHUCK was shameless and appreciative of their association with Subway. The sandwich company was incorporated into the fabric of the show – which, along with the fans, was integral in keeping the series on the air as long as it did. Now COMMUNITY is biting the Subway hand that feeds with its hilarious new episode “Digital Exploration Of Interior Design.” A new sandwich shop […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMMUNITY – Season 3 – “Contemporary Impressionists”

Gillian Jacobs, Donald Glover, Alison Brie and Danny Pudi in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Contemporary Impressionists" | ©2012 NBC/Lewis Jacobs

Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash Writer: Alex Cooley Director: Kyle Newacheck Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: March 22, 2012 Whenever a show continually takes chances and pushes the envelope, some times that can result in a misfire, which is what the new COMMUNITY episode “Contemporary Impressionists” feels like. It brings the study group at Greendale College back together after a holiday break (unsure how this fits into the episode order, but it seems like this is what should have aired last week, but […]Read On »

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