Resurrected by Yahoo following its cancellation by NBC, Dan Harmon’s passion project returned here, having lost much of its budget and cast along several commercially under-performing seasons. The show acclimatizes itself fairly quickly to its new surroundings and realities, but creator Harmon’s infamous emotional immaturity and insecurities all over the screen. It makes for a distracting viewing experience when the show’s creator’s personal flaws bleed onto the screen so obviously, with nearly every character here waxing poetical about what it means to grow and mature, as though accepting mature responsibilities is an insurmountable challenge. Nevertheless there’s enough good will left over from the first few seasons to carry the viewer through, not to mention that the remaining cast remains as pitch-perfect as ever.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)