Parks and Recreation

By:  Julia Parker

If you ever have a lot of free time and want something light hearted to watch you should check out the hilarious show Parks and Recreation. This amazing show is about a local government in a fictional Indiana city named Pawnee. Pawnee and its citizens are crazy and an exaggerated form of everything American. With a 75% diabetes rate, a crazy cult that used to run the town in the 70’s, and a deep rivalry with the rich town of Eagleton you can tell that this is a regular town, and then some.

Not only is this show crazily funny, but the cast is also fantastic.The show’s political queen Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her incompetent co-workers are really the heart of the show. Leslie Knope is the most driven and passionate local government employee the world has ever known and she takes great pride in that. Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is against everything government and is a do-it-yourself kind of man, but is head of the department. April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza) is his assistant and has, let’s just say, an interesting personality. Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) is an incompetent wanna-be who thinks he is cool, but we all know he isn’t. Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) is a shoe shiner and up and coming musician who, although not in the department, is still part of this group of friends.  This quirky crew try to solve all of Pawnee’s problems and have a hilarious time doing it. The last season of Parks and Rec began airing on NBC on January 13 at 8:00. I highly recommend you check it out because it is an amazingly funny show with a great cast and good intentions.


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