Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Experience Every Genre with Community!

I walked out of class after our discussion of genre today, and had a realization - I can't believe I didn't bring up Community! The show is famous for its almost weekly exploration of different genres.

Community is always a comedy, but on top of that, it goes from also being a zombie thriller one week, to a western the next, to a police procedural the next. With every genre-change also comes the expert jokes on that genre's tropes. Basically, it's a show for film and TV nerds.

If you've never watched the show, here's a list of amazing genre episodes to check out:

1. Basic Rocket Science (204): Astronaut movie like Apollo 13 and Armageddon 

2. Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (214): Fantasy epics like Lord of the Rings

3. A Fistful of Paintballs (223): Spaghetti Western

4. Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas (211): Classic Christmas specials like Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

5. Epidemiology (206): Zombie outbreak 

6. Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps (305): Horror

7. Pillows and Blankets (314): Ken Burns-style documentary

8. Basic Lupine Urology (317): Police procedural like Law & Order

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