#Community S04E04 – “Alternative History of the German Invasion”
With the study group beginning their European History class, they are dismayed to learn that they will be sharing the class with the obnoxious German students that Jeff and Shirley duelled with over the foosball table the previous year. In addition, Chang returns to Greendale as “Kevin” suffering from amnesia (or “Changnesia”), which upsets Dean Pelton.
When a mini war breaks out between our gang and the Germans over the study room, we instantly side with the gang, because well, they’re our heroes, but at the end, when it is switched and we realise how nearly everyone feels about the gang, and their hogging of the study room, we along with the gang realise that they aren’t the good guys. They are the bad guys. It was a nice idea, and one that really took me by surprise.
Community isn’t just a show, it in itself is a ‘community’ one which is inhabited by the fans, but also in terms of the show, it is a community of people, and whilst the gang can be very selfish, at least they came to realise that they are part of something bigger, and pretty much did ‘community service’ in trying to fix up the other study rooms.
Whilst the episode wasn’t overtly funny, the idea was great. Whilst the season is a bit rocky, I like the direction in which the new showrunners are trying to do, they obviously are having some hits and misses, but they’re trying, it may take them a little while to get the magic (if they ever can reclaim the same magic as Harmon) but at the end of the day, we still have community, even if it is a little season 2 character wise.