Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Community" TV Show

The NBC comedy "Community" gets way more things right than they have to. For example: The sexpot statistics professor.

But wait, there's more. I've long held a theory about performance that, "No actor can play more intelligent than they are in real life". Largely this is a matter of diction: I hear actors stumbling over, or putting incorrect emphasis on, pieces of vocabulary that they don't really know or use themselves in daily life. "Community" places really great actors throughout the ensemble; they're delivering lines like "as long as we keep the work/fun ratio the same I want to keep seeing you", and "the deception is making the sex 36% hotter" so fluidly that they slide by almost without me realizing that they were meant to be jokey.

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