COMMUNITY “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux” Season 3 Episode 8 – After the shockingannouncement from NBC this week that Community will be benched at midseason and taken off theschedule, “Documentary Filmmaking: Redux” has a lot to prove. It needs to prove that Communitydeserves this spot, and that it indeed deserves to be renewed at the end of the season.
From the very beginning of the episode, however, I knew I’d be having some problems with it. I wasn’t a big fan of Abed doing the whole documentary schtick last season on “Intermediate DocumentaryFilmmaking”, and I definitely wasn’t a fan of it now.
As a quick recap, Greendale’s school commercial was very old so the dean wanted to make a new one. He recruited the study group to star in it, but his quest for perfection made him slowly slip into madness and dragged most of the cast down with him. There were a few standouts in this story, with Jeff’s interpretation of the dean being inspired and Luis Guzman’s cameo being pretty funny, but just about everything else about this episode was just…lame. Read More...