Friends was arguably the most popular and definitive 90s sitcom, but what about the 2000s? Some would say it’s How I Met Your Mother or The Big Bang Theory while others would say The Office or Parks And Recreations. However, many others (including me) will say that it’s Community, which ran from 2009 to 2015 for six excellent seasons.
Why made Community so great? It’s about a diverse ensemble cast of characters in a community college setting, but that’s not what makes it unique. The single best thing about Community was the concept episodes, where the series would divert from its basic sitcom trope setting for special episodes that focused on brilliant gimmicks and premises.
These include iconic paintball episodes, meta episodes, special Halloween and Christmas episodes, the darkest timeline concept, a satirical take on documentaries and a whole lot more. You’ll probably recognise the darkest timeline thing from this popular GIF.
All six seasons of Community will be launching on Netflix starting from 1 April 2020.
Only a fool would joke about this. All six seasons of Community are coming to Netflix April 1st. pic.twitter.com/DBdtkyHh6S
— Netflix Malaysia (@NetflixMY) March 17, 2020
However, this deal will not be exclusive to Netflix, as Sony Pictures TV is also giving the streaming license to Hulu as well. If the show gets a lot of viewers on both streaming platforms, Sony might even consider making the movie that Community showrunner Dan Harmon and fans have been asking for since forever.
It’s wishful thinking for now, but let’s all revive the hashtag #sixseasonsandamovie.