by Thom Yee
5×07: “Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality”
This is an unusual episode. This is an unusual episode of a show that’s already extremely weird and introverted. Not only does it dispel some of the myths most of us take as fact in the Community-verse, but it almost actively goes against what we’ve held to be true all this time. It ends on a strong note of emotionality and sentiment, but it rings more and more hollow the more you think about it. The whole thing’s still funny and clever, but some of the jokes don’t go anywhere, and it feels like some of the character potential is… starting to bottom out. I’m getting worried, but I don’t know if that worry is me for the show’s quality or me not wanting the show to change.