Maybe I just found it easy to relate to a bunch of people who failed at things, but still plugged away, knowing that even slow progress is still progress, and let’s just make the best of it, plus all the awesome new friends. Anyway…
It was clear to me that the creator of this show, Dan Harmon, had made something very special that spoke not just to me, but to millions of people. Millions of people, who saw a show like The Big Bang Theory and said, “This is a show about geeks, but there is something not quite hitting my ears right.” And then they saw Community and said, “This show is hitting every part of me right.” And yet, the former is a ratings hit on CBS and the latter never seems to get ratings anywhere near those numbers. They’re both good shows (yes, I think Big Bang Theory is a decent show, and if you don’t, that’s totally cool), seemingly covering the same ground, but taking vastly different approaches.  Because Community is for the geeks, while Big Bang Theory is for the non-geeks. And there are simply more non-geeks than geeks. That’s why mainstream pop culture is called “mainstream” and not every single person knows what Doctor Who is. That’s allowed. But this is an entirely different essay altogether.
(via The Mary Sue)

Maybe I just found it easy to relate to a bunch of people who failed at things, but still plugged away, knowing that even slow progress is still progress, and let’s just make the best of it, plus all the awesome new friends. Anyway…

It was clear to me that the creator of this show, Dan Harmon, had made something very special that spoke not just to me, but to millions of people. Millions of people, who saw a show like The Big Bang Theory and said, “This is a show about geeks, but there is something not quite hitting my ears right.” And then they saw Community and said, “This show is hitting every part of me right.” And yet, the former is a ratings hit on CBS and the latter never seems to get ratings anywhere near those numbers. They’re both good shows (yes, I think Big Bang Theory is a decent show, and if you don’t, that’s totally cool), seemingly covering the same ground, but taking vastly different approaches. Because Community is for the geeks, while Big Bang Theory is for the non-geeks. And there are simply more non-geeks than geeks. That’s why mainstream pop culture is called “mainstream” and not every single person knows what Doctor Who is. That’s allowed. But this is an entirely different essay altogether.

(via The Mary Sue)