I recently went on a crazy shopping spree where I planned on only buying a game and then maybe save my money. But then, whats money when you can own all of FUTURAMA!
But the funny thing is that after buying community seasons 1 and 2, kingdom hearts: birth by sleep, uncharted, MvC3, all of cowboy bebop, Hack n slash, 10 DVDS, all of futurama and a random indy book. I would have been satisfied with just community.
And its surprising because about 2 weeks ago I wouldn’t have had a second thought about the show, but then, after a week of playing uncharted I decided to get to the other things I had bought. And I haven’t stopped watching community since then. And it’s gotten to the point where it has quickly become my favourite thing of all time.
And I say that with the full understanding that I only just started watching it about 2 weeks ago.
If you haven’t heard of community before, its about this guy called jeff winger who is trying to be a lawyer again by getting a degree in community college. As he is trying to cheat his way through one of his exams, he tries to get a date with britta by creating a fake study group this backfires in his face but he gains this new group of friends from the study group.
Now I would advise going to wikipedia to read a description that is much better than mine but that’s that basic beginnings of the show.
Seems pretty dull right? but wait, there’s more! Because outside of the great cast of characters such as Jeff(the quick-witted lawyer), Britta(the moral protester), Annie(the naive perfectionist), Shirley(the single mother christian), Pierce(the old racist), Troy(the ex-footballer) and the greatest character ever Abed(who’s every reference makes you love him more and more) and the endless awesome pop culture references. The show is actually really funny.
But its more than that, because being just funny isn’t what makes me fall in love with a show, although it does help. I thought it was maybe cause it had genuine character moments or that maybe it was (*spoiler alert*) the chemistry between jeff and annie.
And then it hit me. Community is the way I would like my life to be, and it makes me strive to be a better person just so I can maybe one day have a group of friends as close as the characters on the show, to have that in my life would be awesome.
Its a rare thing where you find anything that gives you that sense of happiness. where it gives you hope and a want to change. It makes me want to actually be with someone and it makes me value what I have. It does all of this whilst also making me laugh without feeling cruel(unlike a lot of comedy out there). So thank you community, you changed my life.
(also the paintball episodes are awesome)