Kali (_thirty2flavors) wrote,
Kali
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I guess Hugo nominations are out?

For the people on my flist who don't know, the Hugos are some supposedly-prestigious-but-only-if-you're-a-scifi-nerd-on-the-internet-I-think award for scifi stuff. As someone who generally gives no shits about awards, the Hugos have an unprecedented capacity to make me butthurt. It's partly the Ron Swanson thing, and partly the fact that fandom like to wave them around as incontestable proof of something's quality. As a not-unrelated point, the Hugo awards love Steven Moffat.

So anyway, someone told me earlier that this year's crop for the "short drama presentation" category included "The Doctor's Wife" (fine), "The Girl Who Waited" (yes plz!)... and "A Good Man Goes To War". I kind of grumbled about how at least it's not "Let's Kill Hitler" or "The Wedding of River Song".



IT IS "REMEDIAL CHAOS THEORY", AKA MY FAVOURITE COMMUNITY EPISODE POSSIBLY EVER.



What's great about this episode is that it takes a sci-fi concept and applies it flawlessly in a show that is not sci-fi, and uses that sci-fi concept to illustrate things about the characters and their relationships, rather than just needlessly flailing around about how clever it is. For a 22-minute sitcom episode, it is ludicrously complex, but all seven of the timelines are easy to follow and well-integrated.

In conclusion, if "Remedial Chaos Theory" loses to "A Morally Gray Man Saunters Vaguely in the Direction of a Non-Violent Conflict and Then Loses His BFF's Baby Though No One Cares", I will burn Utica to the ground.
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