It would be generous to call season four of Community a mixed bag in terms of quality. There have been some awful episodes (“Intro to Knots” jumps to mind) and some generally amusing episodes, but overall, most of the episodes of season four have been pretty forgettable. I mainly graded these episodes using three different criteria. 1. Does the episode make me laugh? 2. Does it utilize and grow the characters

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I came away from Community’s penultimate episode of season four, “Heroic Origins,” with mixed feelings once again. As has happened time and time again this season, “new” Community has left me with little else to do except shrug my shoulders, and say, “Okay, fine.” It’s a tough situation. Anyone who says this new season is terrible, unwatchable, or worthless is clearly overreacting. There’s still a lot to love in the absence of Dan Harmon

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While still not living up to the show’s pre-season four quality level, “Basic Human Anatomy” certainly managed to improve upon last week’s disappointing outing and even managed to save some time for the ever elusive (during this season) examination of its characters. There was a lot to love this week, and it helps that, on paper, this episode had a lot going for it from the beginning. It is Oscar-winning writer Jim

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“Intro to Knots” is actually a pretty good summation of the quality of season four so far. At times it’s great. At other moments its disappointing. But most of the time it’s just plain old boring. The fact that this episode is a “Christmas episode,” an episode type Community has excelled with in the past both with the claymation special and the musical episode, only highlights the show’s obvious decline in

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