My dorky self was all excited to sit down and watch the Thursday night lineup on NBC last night. Man, what a disappointment!!!
First up, the SNL Weekend Update segment was OK, save for the lame James Carville skit. "Whitney said her drug was Bobby Brown. Oh, and her other drug was drugs." :D
Then came Parks and Recreation. As much as I love Amy Poehler, and had seen the promo for last night's show and thought it seemed a littler funnier than past shows, I just had to skip it, so I got out the vacuum instead. (props to me ;-)
The Office - finally some decent TV. Michael making awkward phone calls and spreading rumors is Michael at his best, and I love how Jim stepped in to confirm the pregnancy rumor in order to save Stanley embarrassment. Jim is always so gentlemanly that it makes me want to date him...
I had high hopes for Community. What a colossal letdown. The Breakfast Club theme worked well in the 80's - but this "remake" didn't quite do it for me. The characters seemed forced and the script contrived.
And talk about playing up the stereotypes: a divorced single mom, the token old guy played by Chevy Chase (who was not used to his potential IMHO) the dim witted jock, the pretty girl, the smart girl, the Middle Easterner with accent and the wise guy played by Jack McHale, who I normally like.
The script was predictable. Do you mean the Dean didn't really give Jack the answers to all the tests - that's surprising!! The cute chick hates him but then comes to like him. Everyone is all one happy cohesive group by the end.
And I don't know if anyone caught the reference to Asperger's and the chuckles about it being "ass burgers" said several times. As you know, I'm all against the PC, but this seemed a little in poor taste.
I'm not gonna give up on this one - YET, but they better come up with something less lame for next week. After my exciting workdays, lord knows I need a diversion!