Community Review: Heroic Origins


Community Review: Heroic Origins

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

While the study group try to revise for their history final, Abed discovers that their paths crossed long before they ever ended up at Greendale.

Best Moment: Loved seeing Little Annie Adderal running through a window.

Verdict: I actually quite enjoyed this episode. It was silly, but that’s what Community is, silly. I’m not sure how well the origins story worked in terms of comic books. It felt pretty loose to me. Which isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy the comic book art of the characters, because that was pretty fun.

The flashbacks were also fun. Shirley with her Obama ’08 t-shirt, and Britta with her purple hair and her group of an-her-chists. Okay, I admit, I really laughed at that name. I also laughed at Abed’s need to go from cinema to cinema and warn people of the awfulness that is the Phantom Menace. Another reviewer said he was doing a public service and I readily agree. Nothing villain-like of warning kids about a bad Star Wars movie.

The really sad thing is that they had to do this origins story without Pierce, which was just glaringly obvious throughout the episode, particularly at the yogurt place. Not that it was the Community writer’s fault that things had gotten so problematic with Chevy Chase.

So now it seems that Chang is the Mr. Glass. He brought the Greendale Seven together and he has been the main villain of the show. How Abed could see himself as the villain, I don’t know. I’m still not sure how getting rid of the Greendale Seven would have effected a plan to turn Greendale into a casino, but that’s clearly what Chang’s plan was, based on the Christmas episode. But that’s neither here nor there, because after being invited to join the group for fro-yo, Chang is out, and some sort of giant mechanical spider is in. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. This is from City College, the creators of the elaborate paintball scheme. I can’t wait for next week’s episode, which is of course the finale. We don’t yet know if Community is finished, but if it is, I can say for the most part that I’ve enjoyed this Harmon-less season.