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As a twentysomething liberal arts grad, it's pretty much a pre-requisite to love post-modernism. The more meta something is, the better. So needless to say, I've been a huge fan of Community since the beginning (my massive crush on Donald Glover might have helped a little too). But then somewhere in the middle of Season 3, I felt my passion waning. When I first tried to share my concerns, fellow fans shunned me, acting as though I wasn't smart or hip enough to get it.

Then Dan Harmon was fired.

Soon these same people started to wonder if Community had "lost its edge" in its fourth season, to which I sat back, rolled my eyes and did my best Dennis Duffy: "Took you long enough, dummies." Without their obsession with Harmon — and the hypnotic power of Community fandom itself — blinding them, the cracks in Community's design were obvious. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed these past two seasons (my love of "Basic Lupine Urology" knows no bounds and Jim Rash continues to be perfection), but something is definitely different.

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