There is an undercurrent of darkness running through S3 of Community and this has always worked well for the show. The exploration of Troy’s and Abed’s friendship was a long time coming, the way in which Abed deals with reality also needed to be addressed. Having the group kicked out of Greendale also gave the season some great moments. Yes this show is labelled as a comedy but it has never been one to stick firmly within its genre.
Abed has always been at the heart of the show, whether it be his meta dialogue that lampshades the tropes or his near meltdowns. Abed brings the study group together and more than ever this season they realised they needed each other.
The future of the show is always cause for concern, I hope we do indeed get to finally see S4 in February. I have a certain kind of faith that even without Dan Harmon the show will be okay. I have a fools hope that this isn’t the end of Community completely despite how NBC treats it. It would be such a shame to lose this strange little show.
We’re together, that makes this the perfect timeline
Favourite Episodes: The First Chang Dynasty / Introduction to Finality