The best 30 minutes of television ever made
January 28, 2013
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Community‘s S03E04, aka Remedial Chaos Theory, is my nominee for the best 30 minutes of television ever made. It’s not just that Community is a great show, this particular episode is on a different level. Not merely a string of jokes held together by a plot, t his episode is a finely crafted masterpiece.
If you haven’t seen the episodes leading up to this one, I wouldn’t just recommend jumping into the series with this episode. The accumulated character development is important for the context of the episode, and I don’t think it’s possible to enjoy it quite as much without that context.
I just watched the episode again, for the 4th or 5th time. I still marvel at it, each time being amazed that it can still have the same emotional effect on me that it did when I first saw it.