(The ten best comedies of 2012 will be revealed on Hulu’s homepage each weekday of this week. To view the rest of the list, click here.)
5 – Community
Being a Community fan is the hardest thing. If we watched sports we’d compare it to being a fan of some team that never wins, but we don’t watch sports because there are shows like Community. We simply don’t understand why more people don’t love it. It’s a show about a loveable group of misfits who find family in one another. (Hilariously, we might add.) The cast is hysterical and they play off of each other so well (and they’re not bad to look at either). They can make an amazing Law & Order parody that was actually a really awesome Law & Order episode. And still, somehow this isn’t one of the most popular comedies on TV.
And the show’s not helping. Fighting behind the scenes, and then the creator goes and gets himself fired, leaving us to wonder what we’re going to get when the show finally returns in 2013. It’s like no one wants us to watch this.
But trust the Internet: A lot of people want to watch this. Because, so far, it’s one of the better comedies of this decade.
Believe us when we say that we’ll tune in for its return, but we, too, can settle for the season of brilliant episodes they gave to us this year. In a weird way, the last episode of the season was a perfect end to the series, so whatever happens with Season 4, at least we’ll have that.
And for those of you who don’t get it (I’m looking at you, Mom and Dad), we’ll just hold on to this as our own, filed next to Arrested Development and countless other cherished shows and movies we frequently feel compelled to defend. We’re used to not being understood, which is perhaps why we need a show about loveable misfits so badly.—Martin Moakler