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Q&A: Community Writer Maggie Bandur

An interview with Community writer Maggie Bandur.

Marathon At The Watercooler

The idea of ditching the episodic-TV concept and enterprise and delivering a full, brand-new season all at once is a concept inevitable enough that Netflix has undertaken it as its grand experiment of 2013.

Into The Light

When Enlightened premiered at the end of 2011, its parent network, HBO, promoted it under slightly false pretenses: There was Laura Dern—her mascara smeared, her mouth contorted into an expression somewhere between a heaving sob and a rageful shriek—as “the new face of tranquility.” It played the cognitive dissonance for laughs, setting up a slapstick show that would play off Dern’s endlessly pliable face in order to heighten its inner tension.