Why COMMUNITY Getting Cancelled Is Actually A Good Thing

NBC cancelled Community so naturally, fans are outraged. They have a right to be upset, of course, over losing their favourite show, and besides, Sony owns the rights and can still move it to another network (which they are already trying to do) so there’s still “hope” yet. But I don’t know if I want to see the show continue. Really. Haven’t we had enough by now?

For one, it’s a miracle show. It should have been cancelled after Season 1 if you’re going by the ratings, so the fact that we got 4 more years is pretty impressive. It survived Dan Harmon’s firing and re-hiring. It survived the loss of two of its main cast members, an upheaval of its writing team, time slot changes, hiatus, and 3 (let that hit you) possible series finales.

#SixSeasonsAndAMovie though, right?

No. Cut it out. Do you really want to see a Community movie? Nothing about that sounds appealing.

Community’s cancellation is actually a good thing. Now the show can die in peace after having suffered through so much. No other show has pulled through so vibrantly and for that we should be grateful. Community gave us loveable characters, laughs, heartfelt tears, and endless quotable lines, and now it’s time to say goodbye.

Or maybe not. Maybe it will be back for another year because Sony.

But that means Jonathan Banks won’t be there (he’s working on Better Call Saul), John Oliver probably won’t be there, Donald Glover isn’t coming back any time soon and the show’s moved on without him anyways. There are no hanging love interests, despite whatever theory the diehard Jeff-Annie romantics have come up with. The show’s conceit – a lawyer trying to earn a law degree at a community college – has already been over for an entire year. The last season, which did have some great episodes, still felt at times to just be spinning out retreads of the same thing we’ve seen before.

If the writers discredit an entire year of the show just to make the current season work… yeah, the show should be over.

I loved Community. It’s definitely in my top 10 TV shows. Strange, because when I started watching I was slightly amused by it but definitely didn’t think it was necessarily anything special. It was something to watch when I was bored. Eventually, it won me over. What can I say?

So yes, it’s sad to see it go, but all good things must come to an end at some point, and besides, what better way than—

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