"Hey, you...guy. The dames, eh? Yeah, the dames. Stupid dames. You having any luck with the horses? No, the horses are all...idiots. You know, between the dames and the horses, sometimes I don't even know why I put my hat on."
That's how people talk in bars, isn't it?
RRRRRGH. OKAY I GUESS I SET MYSELF UP FOR THIS. bear in mind this is from the one season of the show. not ‘the one season of the show i watched’—no friends. the one season of the show.
favourite female character: upon rewatch, it actually might be shirley. shirley is great? shirley might well be the best of ‘em. i super dig whatever happens when you put her and abed and troy in a room together.
favourite male character: troy—it’s a bummer don glover is an asshole, bc he’s REALLY FUNNY.
least favourite female character: annie. which is a problem of writing that mostly hinges on—well, it’s causal; see ‘least favorite ship’. writing interacting with fandom, going super bad places. but ooooooooooooomg. rarely…ever…has the tracy flick riff…ever…gone…so…wroooooooong. (because, see, they didn’t write tracy flick in freefall. not for long. they realised people had a ship and started writing ‘she’s like a child. a sexy, sexy child.’)
least favourite male character: pierce. i mean. pierce. there’s a correct answer to this. and it’s pierce.
favourite ship: jeff/britta is so great precisely because they’re both terribles, and terribles in simultaneously equal and opposite ways that neutralize each other while acknowledging that they are themselves terrible people. they’re both so deeply selfish and both addicted to the feeling of doing good; britta leads with that and jeff fakes around it. and then they come together and get off on the feeling of doing good, and of being morally superior to each other, and accidental good happens, along with makeouts. prime. and this is independently a cheerful positive feel which, honestly, is completely independent from:
least favourite ship: annie/jeff is vile infantilizing gross hideous black hole falsely-moralising ruinous writing that makes my skin crawl burn it down to the ground
film/tv show rating: 6.25/10