Nick Leshi

Nick Leshi
Bronx, New York, United States of America
December 13
Writer, actor, media professional, fan of entertainment, pop culture, and speculative fiction. Contact for more info.


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DECEMBER 12, 2011 10:18PM

Discovering a Great Show Almost Too Late

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With so much content overwhelming our senses through the myriad media around us today, a lot of good programming falls through the cracks.  One such show is the excellent comedy Community, which is in its third season and facing cancellation from its parent network NBC.  My wife was introduced to the show by her friend Jennifer, and after hearing her rave about it, I finally tuned in to a few episodes myself and now I'm hooked as well. 

The sitcom, set in a small college, is right up my alley with pop culture references galore and laugh-out-loud geeky moments.  How did I ever miss it before?  Except for Chevy Chase, who plays the millionaire Pierce Hawthorne, I was mostly unfamiliar with the rest of the actors in the cast, but they're all so amazingly funny -- Joel McHale as the former lawyer Jeff Winger, Alison Brie as the lovely but quirky Annie Edison, Danny Pudi as film student Abed Nadir, Yvette Nicole Brown as single mom Shirley Bennett, Ken Yeong as teacher Ben "Senor" Chang, and Jim Rash as Dean Craig Pelton.  My favorite character is the wacky one-time anarchist Britta Perry, played wonderfully by Gillian Jacobs, and my wife's favorite is the adorable nerd Troy Barnes, brought to life by the talented Donald Glover.

A bunch of my friends recommended Community to me in the past, but I never got around to tuning in until my wife convinced me to give it a try.  It lasted three years, will it last more? 

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I wonder what is facing it off on another network? I have not seen this before. Thanks for the heads up.
Gotta love Joel McHale(The Soup on E!). With enough fan support, it may be back in the spring.
Always looking for something in the wasteland. Will try this one.
Nick--I gotta rate you because I love your stuff but I gotta say that we're not on the same page on this show. Let's put it this way, in the world of the sitcom, I'm "Parks and Rec" not "Community" and "The Middle" not "Modern Family".
I forgive you, Walter, although Modern Family is hilarious. What do you think of Big Bang Theory?