I don’t know what NBC and Sony execs have been drinking these days, but it can’t be good. First, they back-benched Community mid-season, moved it from Thursday to Friday next season, and now have fired creator Dan Harmon from his own show.
How do I feel about this move? Let me explain in .gif form first:
To be blunt, Harmon is the heart of Community. His hand on approach has shaped the comedy into an absurd, meta half an hour of greatness. Yes, there have been some duds in their three seasons, but the good always outweighs the bad. Just think back to the paintball episodes of seasons’ past, and this year’s Remedial Chaos Theory episode. Hell, I was peeing myself with last Thursday’s first of three episodes, Digital Estate Planning. IT WAS IN 8-BIT. WHO DOES THAT?
Dan Harmon does. What a shame that he will probably have zero input in next season’s development according to Harmon’s latest Tumblr post. While he’s signed on to be a consulting producer, it doesn’t mean anyone has to listen to him. How sad because I can’t see anyone being able to shape and mould insane story lines like Harmon can.
#sixseasonsandamovie? While it may be too early to call it, I’d rather they Firefly my favourite show and end it. I’d rather not watch stars Joe McHale, Donald Glover, and friends go down with a sinking ship.