'Community' - 'Biology 101': Table setting

"Community" is back for a third season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I install a banana buffet... 

There is a lot of plot in "Biology 101," which introduces so many characters, changes and potential conflicts that the show doesn't even have time for a traditional Troy/Abed tag, instead using that segment to help wrap things up. And because the episode's so busy setting the table for the season - while the A-story revolves around the study group's beloved library table, no less - "Community" doesn't return from hiatus at its funniest(*).  

(*) This is an issue faced by any sitcom with significant ongoing storytelling. The "Parks and Rec" episode that follows this also has to set aside some of what would ordinarily be humor time just to deal with various cliffhangers from last season.  Read More....


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