Dan Harmon

Top 10: Television Shows on Right Now

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I felt a little reluctant writing this up because I have not seen all of the great shows on TV today. So if your favorite isn’t on here, it’s not because I’m a “complete idiot.” It may just be because I haven’t seen it yet.

I’m watching somewhere between 20 and 30 shows that are currently still running. I thought about doing this as a top 5, but the top 10 are all fantastic and deserve recognition.

So here are the Top 10 Television Shows on Right Now:

house-of-cards-season-3-210. House of Cards

I got into “House of Cards” a little late and I never felt like I fully fell in love with it. Still, it is consistently tense and well-written.  It is currently on its third season, which was its weakest, however the show continues to educate us about the complex mannerisms of Washington as well as its anti-protagonist Frank Underwood.
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Top 20: Episodes of “Community”

Community - Season 4Top 20: Episodes of “Community”

Many hearts were broken when NBC announced that it wouldn’t be picking up cult-favorite comedy “Community” for a sixth season. Hope sprung that Sony was shopping the show around so that it may receive it’s sixth season, and maybe even a movie, but the light is fading quickly as TV Line reports that Hulu has abandoned acquiring the show.

I hope that in a few months I can take this post down as new episodes of the show are released from another outlet, but for now we have compiled the best episodes of the series.

Here are the Top 20: Episodes of “Community”: (more…)

TV Analysis: You should watch “Rick and Morty”

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TV Analysis: You should watch “Rick and Morty”

Inspired by co-creator Justin Roiland’s Channel 101 shorts “The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti,” “Rick and Morty” is an animated series that follows the wacky adventures of a dysfunctional family including the grandfather Rick. Rick is a mad scientist inspired by Doc Brown from “Back to the Future.” The series has also been compared to “Doctor Who,” Harmon states while comparing the shows – “We want to hang out with the Doctor, we idolize the Doctor, but we don’t think like him, and that’s really interesting, Rick is diseased, he’s mentally ill, he’s an absolute lunatic because he lives on this larger scale.”

And that’s just what “Rick and Morty” is. Diseased (in a good way), mentally ill (also in a good way), and filled with lunacy. You should be watching this unique show and you can catch it on Adult Swim. The show was picked up in the latter half of 2013 to a 10-episode first season and has been renewed for a second. (more…)

Film Trailer: Harmontown

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Last Updated: 03/09/14

As a huge fan of “Community” I can’t wait to check out this documentary. Although I believe that fans give Harmon too much credit for the success of “Community.” It’s a collaboration effort with a great cast, crew, writers. Just a bunch of talented people coming together to create great art. Harmon is a strong leader though and he has found and brought all these talented people together. This documentary looks to reveal a darker side to his termination from “Community.” It looks personal. Could be good.

TV Analysis: Community – A Modern Television Cult Classic

Community - Season 5

TV Analysis: Community – A Modern Television Cult Classic

The first three episodes of “Community’s” fifth season have come and passed. The show is currently hitting series high points with critics; while ratings seem to remain consistently mediocre. There have been many merits for the new season, but one commonly noted disadvantage is that the new material didn’t exactly help open the door to newcomers.

“Community” has a significantly strong fanbase that has reignited the show’s dim flame on several occasions. Unfortunately it’s not an easy show to fall in love with and it never has been. (more…)

TV Trailer: Community – Season 5

Community – Season 5

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Last Updated: 12/15/13

So excited for this to comeback. The new trailer didn’t really show us anything special, but it is definitely Community. So excited for another season of shenanigans.