Following the public falling out between “Community” creator Dan Harmon and Chevy Chase, which resulted in Harmon’s departure from this season, it’s not surprising that there are some growing pains here and there in this season, given the abrupt nature of the creative changes. Most of them are negligible but it’s undeniable that there’s a bit of an adjustment period, although luckily the show eventually acquits itself well to its new Harmon-less creative process. The characters remain consistent yet surprising, while the comedic acting is never anything less than remarkable. For a season that was so thoroughly compromised behind the scenes, this is almost better than it has a right to be.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)