I’ve had the pleasure of binge-watching this show a few months back and fell in love with it. When it first began though, the show felt like it didn’t have an identity. It was smartly written and well acted, but it wasn’t able to separate itself from other middling comedies about a bunch of misfits. Then they began to exploit Abed’s fourth wall breaking elements to elevate this show above others. What first started out as a show about community college hi-jinx, has evolved into a show about shows. It bends genre and pokes fun at a lot of different tropes that exist in movies and television, from spaghetti western to Glee.
However, not everything was roses and daisies for the cast and crew. They rode the “NBC limbo” for quite a while and the show had been on the verge of cancellation nearly every season. It never did well in the ratings, but strangely enough, it also had one of the best cult followings. The show was renewed for a fourth season, which was supposed to come back last fall, but we’ll finally get to see the start of what might be the last season (again) this coming February 7th.
So without further ado, here’s the “epic” trailer.
That school gets demolished like every other episode. This will be the first season without its original creator, Dan Harmon, so we’ll have to see if it meets the standards it set for itself with its previous seasons. Also, it’s been confirmed that Chevy Chase will not return for the next season (if there happens to be one).
I, for one, cannot wait.
P.S. Look at the chalk board in the trailer at 1:05 and 1:07.
Written by Daniel Lee