'Community' - 'A Fistful of Paintballs': The good, the bad and the Pierce

'Community' - 'A Fistful of Paintballs': The good, the bad and the Pierce

It's paintball time again on "Community," this time with a spaghetti Western flavor and a sprinkling of Sawyer, and I've got a review coming up just as soon as I stop trying to fluster you with my handsomeness... "She's pretty awesome today." -AbedWhat he said. There were times this season - particularly in that early stretch when the "Apollo 13" and zombie episodes aired within a three-week span - where it seemed like "Community" couldn't stop chasing the success of "Modern Warfare." You couldn't exactly blame the creative team, as that episode was not only the high point of season one, not only the culmination of everything this show aspires to do, but an episode that seems likely to wind up in an all-time sitcom time capsule alongside everything from "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" to "Reverend Jim: A Space Odyssey" to "The Contest." When your show is capable of doing something that great, and is put together by a bunch of smart, funny pop culture omnivores, why wouldn't you try to keep doing episodes like that, even if you risk repeatedly invoking the law of diminishing returns? But doing a second paintball story? That takes onions, folks. That's just inviting a direct comparison - a comparison that nothing short of "The Godfather Part II" of sitcom episodes might be able to live up to.  Read More...


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