Sorry I'm only replying now, the site kept crashing. Grrr.
I think I discovered Community around this time last year and subjected Mhals' entire family to it when I visited (her dad loved it, her mum had no idea what was going on). Abed is the absolute best character, though I have a special love for the Dean. And Leonard! (apparently like half the Pixar voice actors have appeared in Community. Leonard is the old guy from Up, the air conditioning repair school man is Sully from Monsters Inc and there are others that I forget)
Parks and Rec is delightful because it's not really about anything. It's premise is a mocumentary that follows the lives of the employees of a small town in Indiana's Parks and Recreation department, but the characters are all absolutely fantastic and the writing is brilliant. Like Community, it's delightfully uncynical, and while all the characters are great, the best thing is seeing them interact. I think, since it's (FINALLY) airing in the UK on BBC3, you can watch some episodes on iPlayer - you can probably jump in at any point, there's no real overarching plot, but if you're going to sit down and watch it properly, I'd recommend starting with series 2 - it gets better with every series (5 just finished and it was superb), but S1 isn't great. I started watching because I'd heard that it had an awesome female main character (it really does), and also there was potential femslash (it also does). When you finish Community, I think you should give it a go :D
I've been a bit disappointed with this series of Who, too, although the last two episodes were very good, I thought. I have hopes for the series finale! Which I've so far managed to avoid spoiling myself for, even though the last episode got leaked early, apparently. I follow Doctor Who on FB and apparently lots of American fans got their DVDs shipped long before they were supposed to or something. Whoops.
It's great that you have no exams, though sad you won't be Expoing. How has your year gone? Have you got dissertation plans? Grabby's year's gone well, I think, although she doesn't have her dissertation next year because she's changed her course to (something to the effect of) 'English Language and Literature With a Year in Italy', so she's heading off to Venice next year. Which she's excited and nervous about, but mostly panicked because she's spent the last half-year trying to do English as well as learn Italian. She does make things difficult for herself, that one :p
You mentioned (in a message a good while back that I never replied to because I'm a terrible friend) that you're living in a house in Cardiff now, that's really cool! Are you enjoying yourself? It's entirely possible I'll visit your area of the world in the future because two of my current housemates are moving to Merthyr in May and I've promised to visit them. When I go, I'll see if I can investigate the possibility of swinging by your place :) And if you, for whatever reason, find yourself in Canterbury, you should definitely let me know. I'm moving out of my current place (a great room in an okay house in an awful area) at the end of the month to a place with a good room in an excellent house in an excellent area, so I'm happy :D