‘The best thing about being smart is that you can get through most of your life without doing any work.’
So says one of the characters at the community college – ‘college for losers’ – where a disparate group of socially awkward people take study classes together under the tutelage of Chevy Chase (who has now morphed into an old guy). The show, ‘Community’ is in its third season in the US and is showing on a channel so obscure that I still haven’t found it on my EPG.
‘Community’ is Deep American in places (lots of pop culture references) but the dialogue isn’t meant ironically, which is good, and is probably the only show ever to explain the connection between sharks, pencils and Ben Affleck. It also reminds you just how terrific Chevy Chase’s comic timing is. But the main thing is the writing, which is wonderful, so of course you can’t find it on real TV, just on creepy cable channels no-one watches. Check it out.