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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:45 am

doombug wrote:I agree on the Todd stuff, except for the professor who was amazing in that episode. "What's the deal with legos" and Annie goes to raise her hand. :lol:

Its even better for fans of the Wire considering the character he plays on that show.

Love the professors on the show. Whitman, Garrity, Keane and Duncan are all fantastic.
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fieldy snuts

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Postby fieldy snuts » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:58 am

Keb wrote:Its even better for fans of the Wire considering the character he plays on that show.

Love the professors on the show. Whitman, Garrity, Keane and Duncan are all fantastic.


yeah every time i see him in a role i think "omar" :lol:
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:07 am

Keb wrote:Its even better for fans of the Wire considering the character he plays on that show.

Love the professors on the show. Whitman, Garrity, Keane and Duncan are all fantastic.

yeah, the professors are the best "guest casting" on the show.
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mrorangesoda

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Postby mrorangesoda » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:48 am

doombug wrote:yeah, the professors are the best "guest casting" on the show.


In terms of celebrity guests, I agree. I think the recurring students are even better guest stars though- I actively look forward to Garrett and Leonard appearances.
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Rockman

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Postby Rockman » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:23 am

I don't think we've seen Duncan since season 2.
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:06 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:
In terms of celebrity guests, I agree. I think the recurring students are even better guest stars though- I actively look forward to Garrett and Leonard appearances.

I don't think of the supporting cast as guest stars if only because they're basically in almost every episode. :smt102
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:47 pm

Rockman wrote:I don't think we've seen Duncan since season 2.

I know :(
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:42 pm

I'm still watching it, but it honestly feels like a caricature of the show this season. I think they took too much time off and they forgot how to play their roles.
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LoganRSA

FROGMAN

Postby LoganRSA » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:10 am

I realized today a big part of the problem right now. The character balance is completely off. Abed is the star now, and he really shouldn't be. I say that as a huge fan of the character, but story-wise he's a supporting character and works best in that role. He's also the most popular, though, so they decided to give him the lead which throws everything off. We've seen it a million times in a million different shows, from Fonzi on Happy Days to Sheldon on Big Bang Theory. It's a fan service trap that never pays off. And in Abed's case it's even worse because they're trying to separate him from Troy, killing half of the character's special appeal immediately.

The Dean is undergoing a similar transformation, getting too big for his actual role in the story.

Pierce and Shirley are non-existent, and even Jeff and Brita are relegated to relatively minor roles now.

Until the Greendale Seven becomes the star again, with the right balance, it will never feel right. At least, that's part of it. As has already been noted, there are several other things that are off, from editing to dialogue, but I think this may be the big one for me.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:31 am

Log-Man wrote:I realized today a big part of the problem right now. The character balance is completely off. Abed is the star now, and he really shouldn't be. I say that as a huge fan of the character, but story-wise he's a supporting character and works best in that role. He's also the most popular, though, so they decided to give him the lead which throws everything off. We've seen it a million times in a million different shows, from Fonzi on Happy Days to Sheldon on Big Bang Theory. It's a fan service trap that never pays off. And in Abed's case it's even worse because they're trying to separate him from Troy, killing half of the character's special appeal immediately.

The Dean is undergoing a similar transformation, getting too big for his actual role in the story.

Pierce and Shirley are non-existent, and even Jeff and Brita are relegated to relatively minor roles now.

Until the Greendale Seven becomes the star again, with the right balance, it will never feel right. At least, that's part of it. As has already been noted, there are several other things that are off, from editing to dialogue, but I think this may be the big one for me.

I definitely agree. Since season 3 the show has become way too abed-centric and it throws off the entire dynamic.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:02 am

So do you guys think this is gonna be the last season?
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:26 am

thefourthman wrote:I'm still watching it, but it honestly feels like a caricature of the show this season. I think they took too much time off and they forgot how to play their roles.


I don't think they took of that much more time than usual, these were all filmed to air in October.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:06 am

have to agree about pierce, he was barely noticeable, even in the episode centered around his actual house.
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mrorangesoda

FROGMAN

Postby mrorangesoda » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:37 am

Punchy wrote:
I don't think they took of that much more time than usual, these were all filmed to air in October.


Yeah, they've been done with these for a while. The difference is in the writing without Dan Harmon. I'm still enjoying it though.
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CountD

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Postby CountD » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:17 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:So do you guys think this is gonna be the last season?


yep

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