September 17, 2009

EXCEPT WHAT'S MORE CLICHED THAN POKING FUN AT CLICHES?:

A Wink at Colleges and a Nod to Clichés (ALESSANDRA STANLEY, 9/17/09, NY Times)

“Community” is a bracingly funny NBC comedy that purports to send up community college, but mostly skewers the more egregious clichés of movies and television.

Or, as Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) puts it after catching himself confiding to a complete stranger in the Greendale Community College cafeteria, “Oh, sorry, I was raised on TV, and I was conditioned to believe that every black woman over 50 is a cosmic mentor.”

“Community” is mercilessly snarky and also surprisingly charming, which is not easy to pull off.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 17, 2009 9:25 AM
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