I gotta be honest, I have not enjoyed this show since season 2, even that season had a wavering episode list. I can’t get behind a show with both really unfunny episodes, sprinkled with the occasional decent one. Rick and Morty is where it is at, feels more like what Dan Harmon wants this show to be.
It would help if you explained what you don’t like. This whole post/comments is detailing things the rest of us liked specifically, and well, it just seems very…hipster to walk in and say, “this show hasn’t been good for three years, it was so much better back before everyone was into it.”
@Silent Mic I did say what I didn’t like, I didn’t find them funny at all. Maybe I should describe my face as I frown trying to watch episodes that don’t make me laugh what so ever. Or maybe I’m too “hipster” to get into specifics numb nuts.
Now, if you keep watching a show for 3 years since the last time you found it funny, clearly there’s something about it you -do- like, that keeps you tuning in. Which also means there’s something specific you don’t like.
Explaining that difference with an actual argument, besides “this show sucks now,” makes you sound like you’re not just a whiny sourpuss. Which would be nice. You wanna be a whiny sourpuss, I hear American Idol’s back on. Go whine that Sanjay didn’t win over there.
The reason I love the D&D type episodes is because they’re a great balance between the “normal” episodes (like VCR Maintenance) or the crazy themed episodes (like Geothermal Escapism). It’s imaginative, but still works on a character based level without being so over the top.
I liked the episode just fine, and I laughed several times. There’s a lot of “WORST SEQUEL EVER” talk here (imagine that in your best Comic Book Guy voice, of course). The original D&D was one of their best episodes, but liking that doesn’t prevent me from liking this.
The ending felt a little rushed, but I still enjoyed the episode.
Am I the only one getting the feeling like Dan Harmon’s starting to treat Shirley like dead weight? Heck, this episode he just said “screw it,” (imaginatively) killed her off halfway through, and never looked back.
Fine, maybe a better way to put it would be that Dan Harmon seems frustrated by her character. If he’s not minimizing her appearance compared to everyone else, then he’s portraying her negatively, whether as an elitist power monger in a toga, or….an elitist power monger with textbooks. She’s not nice, sweet Shirley anymore, he’s turning her into the villain role vacated by Pierce, then Chang. Does not bode well.
I don’t think that’s a viable assessment either. Once upon a time, Shirley was the type of person who would squee with delight, clap her hands, and be little miss sunshine. Yes, the Christianity aspect always gave her a little bit of an overly moral quality, but it seems like the more they go into her backstory, the problems with her husband (repeatedly), her failed business, her often isolated status in the group (as one of five original characters left, she’s the odd one out nowadays Abed/Annie Jeff/Britta) it leads to her becoming more bitter, darker as a character. Especially now that Troy left. Troy was clearly the bright-eyed little kid of the group, and Shirley was able to act like a mother to him. Now that she’s lost that too, you can tell she’s really doing what’s best for her nowadays, which seems like it’s becoming detrimental to everyone else.
I love that the Dean just carries a picture of Jeff around with him, evidently.
Also, Hank’s character “Tristram” sounds like a reference to Tristram Shapeero, who’s directed a lot of Community. I’m sure I’m not the only one to notice that. And maybe Hank’s name is a Breaking Bad reference. Or maybe I’m overthinking things
That’s how some pathfinder/older gen DnD games are run, DR does most if not all of the rolling and everyone else just rps. I mean…who the hell knows, NERDS right? Not…not like I have a game like that on Wednesday’s or anything.