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How to Watch Season Six of 'Community'

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | July 1, 2014 | Comments ()


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Yesterday, we learned the greatest news since the discovery of alcohol, as only minutes before the expiration of all the contracts and legal junk that makes our eyes gloss over, we learned that Community would get a sixth season. There was elation, joy, dancing in the streets (all of which are metaphors for being silently happy while reading the Internet) among the deserving people of this world. And there were some of you who rolled your eyes and thought “damnit, I thought we were finally done hearing about this stupid show.”

It’s okay to admit that. It’ll make identifying you for derision easier.

Then the questions began to arise: what the hell is Yahoo doing buying it? Does Yahoo still exist? Oh yeah, their CEO fell asleep last week and missed a special dinner where she was supposed to meet advertisers. My god, Dean Pelton is running Yahoo? But seriously, where the fuck am I supposed to go to watch this?

The answer is Yahoo Screen, which is not just a screen door that repels idiots, but is in fact the name of Yahoo’s streaming video service. Didn’t know they had one? Yeah, no one did. In fact, Yahoo announced a couple of months ago that they were starting to make original content for it (announcing a couple of several episode “seasons”), but no one paid them any more attention than when they took out ads saying “no seriously guys, we still have a search engine”. Once Bing is taking your lunch money, you know that you’ve got no playground credibility left.

Here’s the link to Yahoo Screen:Link a diddle do. It appears to be all free, and there’s been no announcement of any type of for-pay service being added for Community, although the stated plans are that this is the first step in trying to compete with Hulu and Netflix.

But take a look at that site. It’s kind of a crappier version of YouTube, which says something because YouTube is already the septic tank of the Internet. But that’s where Community will be in a few months.

Guys, I know we were all rooting for Netflix to save Community, but there’s something absolutely fitting about the show being aired on the Internet’s version of late night public access.



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  • solafidex

    BTWs, Roku owners can add Yahoo Screen channel for free.

  • Alarmjaguar

    It is clearly the Greendale of the internet

  • Uriah_Creep

    How to Watch Season Six of 'Community'

    1) Open eyes.
    2) Enter "Yahoo Screen" in browser.
    3) Curse when you realise that Yahoo Screen is regional, and therefore Canuckastans will probably get shafted yet again.

  • emmalita

    Hola?

  • Uriah_Creep

    Hola, señorita Emmalita. ¿Cómo está usted?

    Oh, you meant Hola Unblocker. I do use Hola Unblocker on my laptop, but I usually watch shows on the big TV. I'm sure I'll be able to get Community to stream on it somehow when the time comes, it's just really annoying that Yankees and Beavers can't freely share the same entertainment. I may be polite, but there are limits!

  • emmalita

    I agree about the rudeness of failing to share entertainment. With Hola you can lift your middle finger to the annoying powers that be.

    Happy Canada Day, Pucks!

  • "And there were some of you who rolled your eyes and thought “damnit, I thought we were finally done hearing about this stupid show.” "

    Yeah, that was me.

  • Sarah Weissman

    Yahoo also brought us Burning Love, so I have hope...

  • Afferbeck

    So I'm in Australia, I tentatively clicked a video, 'this video is unavailable due to licensing restrictions'. I fucking knew it. Guess what's probably getting torrented for a sixth season?

    A massive amount of videos are restricted. I managed to get some that weren't though and they worked. They seem to play fine, though I can't find a quality option, and the quality was pretty bad.

  • lowercase_ryan

    ConsiderDEAN how truly great some of last years hi-lights were, this really is the best news ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • emmalita

    Now that Community is coming back, I can re-watch season 5.

  • cruzzercruz

    I had seen season five twice (literally just rewatching every episode after they aired to catch what details I missed), but after taking some time and revisiting it, I can honestly say that I love it.

    "Now you're going to go pull a Dane Cook in one those three movies he was in about Dane Cook getting laid by accident. Only, it's not a Dane Cook movie, Jeff, because this time, someone's watching. ME, your friend, British Jason Biggs."

  • lowercase_ryan

    oh god I forgot that one. So much fun

  • Jamie Dello Stritto

    Ummm, apparently Yahoo Screen has the season premiere of The Leftovers for all of us non-HBO-havers. Woot!

  • Enarra

    "There was elation, joy, dancing in the streets (all of which are metaphors for being silently happy while reading the Internet)" - While this made me snort because of it's general truth, I did actually throw my hands up in the air and yell "WOO!". Which got my husband running to my office ... which lead me to having to explain the contract expiration thing ... which he could kinda care less about.

    So that was awkward.

    Next time I'll have to dance in the streets.

  • Guest
    which he could kinda care less about.


    Careful now. Kelsey Grammer be patrolling.

    But yeah. I squealed with delight too!

  • Enarra

    Aww.. but "kinda" is kinda my favourite non-word because I kinda say it all the time in my normal speech which kinda redeems it in my point of view but I can kinda see how no one here would actually know that.

  • cruzzercruz

    I started calling people with the enthusiasm of someone who just got engaged, except more annoying to my peers.

  • "But seriously, where the fuck am I supposed to go to watch this?"

    That was my first question as well.

    The fact that no one knew that Yahoo! Screen existed paired with the fact that they had no problem snatching up a network show is proof that Yahoo! has - inexplicably - too much money.

  • Afferbeck

    I wondered why Yahoo had so much money because surely they've been haemorrhaging it for the past 10 years. Checked their wiki, first sentence says they're headquartered in 'Sunnyvale' California. I wonder if it was built over a massive crater?

  • cruzzercruz

    "It’s okay to admit that. It’ll make identifying you for derision easier."

    Glad somebody said it, I've always felt that way about people saying the show is garbage. Saying you didn't get it is a quick way for me to know to disregard you as a person.

  • Some Guy

    I figure I'll wait for it to come out on DVD, then, all in one sitting, watch it from start to finish, from start to finish with director commentary, wait a day, and then from start to finish once more to "cool down."

  • JustOP

    I really enjoyed Community's first season or so. But I couldn't get over how different the show became. This video kinda sums it up:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • Benny Gesserit

    I feel your pain and agree completely but every show ends up being "tuned" to the market forces - put on a good show but MAKE some $$$! It's a shame that process leaves people (like you & I) out in the cold.

    I never thought I'd use "Glee" as an example for anything but bad behavior but if you look at season 1, Glee was interesting because the characters were genuinely nasty and broken - remember how the teacher got the football jock to join the Glee club? By planting drugs on him and blackmailing him into it. (I'm sorry, it's been so long, I can't remember the characters' names.) It would have been interesting if it'd continued like that but, between S01 and about S03, the viewer demographic skewed to the people who call themselves "Gleeks" {sigh} and the show slowly morphed into a saccharine zombie of its former self where the questions became "which pop star can we suck up to this week" instead of "which illegal thing will happen this week with few or no consequences." Sorry, I do go on.

  • JustOP

    Sorta the same with The Walking Dead post season 1 - which made them a very large ammount of money. ABC execs cut funding, made unreasonable demands (half the series must be shot indoors), asked them to stop making detailed zombies. As a result the series nosedived in quality despite Darabont's and the casts efforts. Then of course he was fired and all that jazz.

  • lowercase_ryan

    still capable of astounding greatness though. I'm going to link this video 300 times today I think

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

  • Jack London

    "This video is not available." This message is why I pirate.

  • lowercase_ryan
  • Benny Gesserit

    Genius.

  • Jack London

    Yes! Praise be to Vimeo!

  • JustOP

    Same here. Curse you, American cable companies!

  • cruzzercruz

    So the characters got zanier? I mean, they comment on that pretty frequently during the course of the series, about how being together in that school has removed them from reality and that they've all begun to act for ridiculously. It isn't any kind of character betrayal, especially if you're trying to compare season one of a show to season three. They were all very broad in the first season, and as they develop character traits and are affected by the show's continuity (one of the few sitcoms that utilize it fully, despite the appearance of "resetting" every episode), they are sucked further into the world they help create to avoid the mundaneness of real life. It's pretty much proven to be that way post-graduation when they all decide to return, because life didn't turn out how they imagined it after college. They preferred to live in the fantasy, even if it's under the guise of self improvement.

    But then again, season three is my favorite, so what do I know?

  • JustOP

    Eh, I just didn't appreciate what the show became. First two seasons were really quite different to what was on TV not just in content but also tonally. I also really enjoyed the characters in those first two seasons - but it just felt like they became husks of themselves in season three to the point I just stopped watching. I don't think it's fair to just reduce it to 'the characters becoming zanier' when it's obvious there was so much thought and heart put into them initially.

    I havn't really watched since halfway into season 3 onwards, although I have heard it got better. I just can't reconcile what happened in season three to the prior seasons, especially given this is a show that demonstrates continuity fairly well.

  • cruzzercruz

    The latter half of season three really has some of the best character episodes. But I'd definitely disagree that the characters became husks of themselves. That's really how season four felt to me. They may have been more extreme, but I never felt that they were acting in any fashion that wasn't totally within their character and actually how they'd behave given what we know about them. But it is true that season two was a bit more emotional, where season three was more abstract and definitely meaner. It got much darker. But that appeals to me. Debating seasons two and three doesn't bother me, I love them both. Season one, on the other hand, always just feels like a blueprint for what the show would become.

  • JustOP

    Humm, well I guess we just have a differing of opinion then. That's okay with me - and I'm glad that those of you who still dig community get your sixth season (and possibly movie!).

  • NateMan

    'Flash cannot start" on their video player. Translation: Turn off your fucking ad blocker, because dollars for donuts we're going to start showing commercials now that we have a show some people give a shit about.

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