Community is easily one of my favourite shows, even if it did go through a rough period. The writing in this show was amazing. It's sharp, witty, and smart, yet it never felt overly-sophisticated. The characters were all extremely likeable too, and the entire cast managed to bring something distinct and quirky to their role. I especially loved Abed, as I certainly related to him the most. Every episode always felt creative visually as well. In terms of direction and cinematography, Community was always very playful and never felt stale. It was definitely high above many sitcoms and shows in general in terms of visual presentation. Season 1-3 are amazing and flawless in my opinion, but with that being said, there was season 4 (The 'Gas leak year') and admittedly I don't think the show ever recovered after that, despite seasons 5 & 6 being great, it still never felt the same. Seasons 1-3 were so good though that I can actually overlook it. Those seasons alone make me forget about season 4 entirely. Very few shows offer as much comfort and make me as happy as Community does.