Clever title, right? Okay, so I didn’t come up with it. Kudos NBC.
Parks and Recreation is an American comedy and mockumentary starring Amy Poehler – the funniest woman on planet earth. In her role as Leslie Knope, Poehler puts on her bossy pants and acts as an over-the-top perky bureaucrat running the parks and recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.
Unlike most girls, Ms. Knope has always dreamed of becoming the President of the United States. In the mean time, however, she dedicates her time to Pawnee: a dirtier Oshawa-like town with patriotic citizens that value their extra large super jumbo sodas and pride themselves on being the nation’s leader in high diabetes rates.
Leslie is a do-gooder who wants to change the trashy and reluctant people of Pawnee. Through random humour and a character similar to Poehler’s role in Baby Mama, the cast excites and amuses the audience as Leslie conquers the world.
Debuting in 2009, Parks and Recreation has aired six seasons, with the seventh and final one recently renewed for 13 episodes. To be honest, I thought the series was over after the last finale, so I’m anxious to know what direction they’re taking it.
The cinematography mirrors The Office.
The cast also features a number of impressive (…and mildly attractive) actors, including Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza and Nick Offerman. Yum.
Did I mention Chris Pratt?
8/10 – the show has a hilariously dysfunctional cast that makes them all crazy relateable and a real hoot to watch.