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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 129 Ratings

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  • Summary: Creator Dan Harmon returns as showrunner to helm the fifth season of the comedy, replacing season four executive producers Moses Port and David Guarascio.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Dec 31, 2013
    100
    About as good a Community restart as anyone could have possible hoped for.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Dec 30, 2013
    91
    Community is back, and back to being itself.
  3. Reviewed by: David Sims
    Jan 2, 2014
    91
    If this strong start is anything to go by, the show is going to produce an interesting, challenging, and hilarious batch of episodes for its fifth season. That’s reason enough to rejoice for now.
  4. Reviewed by: Daniel Goldblatt
    Dec 31, 2013
    80
    The second episode in particular has touchstones of what made the show so great under Harmon.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jan 2, 2014
    80
    In the three episodes sent to critics in advance, Community sounds like itself again.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jan 2, 2014
    80
    Whether riffing on the show's past, unruly present ("re-piloting" as an act of reinvention) or unpredictable future, Abed is always hilariously self-aware of the TV and sitcom clichés Community excels in upending.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jan 2, 2014
    60
    While it’s too early to tell for sure, Harmon does seem to have brought back some of the show’s earlier spirit. What he’s not doing is making an overt bid for any new, broader audience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    I have seen the first three episodes of Season 5, and I can say, with utmost sincerity, that "Community" has regained the glory and hilarity it had once lost. Season 4 was just "good" and nothing else. The new season is reminiscent of the genius of the first two seasons. Welcome back Dan Harmon, Chris McKenna and John Oliver! Hello, Jonathan Banks! Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    10
    Community is back and better than ever! Hope to see this continue throughout the season! Dan Harmon's return is nothing short of magnificent and the first two episodes really were a delight. Very quotable Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2014
    10
    This season isn't even half over, and I already know it's the best. It brings back the legendary Dan Harmon and he comes back in guns blazing. Every episode so far as been hilarious, even the hard hitting emotional departure of Donald Glover was witty and well written. Community hasn't been this perfect off the bat since season 1 and I don't see how it can go wrong from here. I hope the rest of the season holds up as so far the best season of Community. Expand
  4. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    Despite barely escaping cancellation and what many considered a relatively mediocre season without creator Dan Harmon at the helm, season 5 comes out swinging. The writing is solid and sets up an interesting season, but what's best here is that the original charm is back. If the rest of the season continues in this direction, the show will be able to greatly expand its viewership, and its small but rabid original fanbase will love it more than ever. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2014
    10
    I think it is safe to say Community is without a doubt back in action. Harmon's presence is noticed here with the great writing that Community has always been known for. Awesome to see Jonathan Banks join the cast for the time being. Can't wait for the rest of the season! Expand
  6. Jan 4, 2014
    9
    Only two episodes in and it is already the best season since season one. The writing is top notch again and marks a great return to form for the show.
  7. Jan 3, 2014
    7
    Interessante, tem um bom roteiro, ótimos personagens porém não me deixou muito apaixonado por sua trama mesmo assim consegue se sobressair de maneira regular. Expand

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