I'm sure there were more than a few folks catching the rerun of the "Community" pilot (The W) last night, so my question to those folks is: Did any of you manage to stick it out through the entire airing of the show right after, "100 Questions?"
I got a bad feeling about it from the first occurrence of the laugh track, and ended up tuning out somewhere between the first and second ad break. And as far as half hour shows go, I tend to sit through almost ANYTHING if I've caught the beginning of it. But I couldn't do it here.
EDIT: Oh, look, it's on Hulu:
I'd love to reward you by ALSO embedding "Community," but sadly THAT pilot isn't available at the moment.
I saw it from beginning to end and actually thought it was all right. The characters seems somewhat interesting and it got a couple chuckles out of me. I'll probably come back for another episode just to see if it gets better. The show's premise, however, seems strikingly like "How I Met Your Mother" with each episode essentially being a flashback to a specific incident. I found that aspect kind of me-too-ish, but if I'd never watched HIMYM it probably wouldn't have bothered me.
Here (lost.cubit.net) are some screenshots of the smoke. Picture #9 is most interesting. I first thought it might be souls inside the smoke, but having seen that, I've revised that theory. This was an amazing episode. Eko is awesome!