July 31, 2012 in Harmontown
Off the top of my head, there’s about four “water-cooler” television shows out there at the moment. Some of them are not on the air at the moment, but that’s not going to stop me listing them here, right now, in front of your beautiful eyes. Ready? “Breaking Bad”. “Mad Men”. “Louie”. “Community”. You might talk about “True Blood” at this hypothetical water-cooler, but that’s just really well-made nonsense. And I know Senor Wences is wincing at the lack of inclusion of “Rizzoli and Isles”, but I’m sorry – I have to draw the line somewhere, Wences. “Rizzoli and Isles” aside, you can’t go wrong with watching and re-watching any of these shows. All of them have excellent showrunners, uniquely gifted, and we’re lucky to be around while they hit a hot streak. But I’d like to concentrate on one of these shows in particular, and the creator of one of these shows in particular – Dan Harmon, the particular particulate who created “Community”. For Dan Harmon has also created “Harmontown”.