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MacMadame
02-03-2012, 05:45 PM
I watched it last night because nothing else was on. I will not be watching it again as I was completely underwhelmed. It had some cute moments but I don't really like most of the characters.

milanessa
02-03-2012, 05:58 PM
That's the way I felt about the very few episodes I've seen (mostly season 1).

Fridge_Break
02-03-2012, 07:24 PM
That's the way I felt about the very few episodes I've seen (mostly season 1).

Season 1 was not very good :( Sadly that's where it lost most of its audience who haven't turned back. They tried to make it too much like the Office with a female Michael Scott, and had weak plot lines and bad jokes. Character development was minimal as the series revolved almost completely around Leslie. Season 2 and beyond have gotten much better and balanced, and a lot funnier as well. I can see where people aren't going to like it, but I will always be a complete Parks & Rec junkie. :P

Orable
02-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Someone had suggested to me to skip Season 1 and start with Season 2, which I did do and I've watched all the eps (except for last night's) and I freaking love this show! They do such an incredible job of building up the characters over time, it's basically a heartwarming show and the inside jokes (and how long they keep them) are amazingly witty. It's probably one of the best character shows out there - everyone is so well-written, detailed and consistent, I could cry (I'm looking at you, Glee and White Collar). I think it's one of those shows that people either really love or don't see what the big deal is. If you're one of the people who were turned off by Season 1, may I suggest (if you're feeling like you want some entertainment) to watch some of Season 2? The show really does get progressively - and exponentially - better, but you'd have to know the characters to get the vast majority of the comedy.

Here's hoping it doesn't get the Arrested Development treatment :(

Erin
02-04-2012, 12:29 AM
Any way I can spread the word and get more people to watch this show, I'll do it!!

You were successful with me :) I checked out "The Trial of Leslie Knope" after reading this thread in the fall...between that one and "Citizen Knope", I was totally hooked and spent December catching up on all the previous episodes on DVDs and iTunes.

The first two January episodes were kind of up and down, but I loved this last one!

Fridge_Break
02-04-2012, 06:41 PM
:cheer2: to all the Parks fans!! :D :encore:

Auntie
02-05-2012, 10:37 PM
I got this book for my daughter for Christmas. It had me laughing out loud many times.

It's written in Leslie's voice and is truly a clever tie in with the show.

http://www.amazon.com/Pawnee-Greatest-America-Leslie-Knope/dp/1401310648/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328480798&sr=8-1

AnnieBgood
02-09-2012, 12:05 PM
I want to get that for my bf! ^

NinjaTurtles
02-09-2012, 02:21 PM
Parks and Recreation is definitely one of the best comedies on TV! :cheer2: The first season started slow, but honestly improved with each episode. By the time the second season was ready to begin, NBC gave Greg Daniels and Mike Schur the freedom to develop it into more than "The Office Spinoff" it was originally slated to be.

I imagine it would be hard to come into the show now and really appreciate it / become an overnight fan; you definitely need to watch from the beginning. It's a very character based show and, at this point, many of the jokes build upon the audience's common knowledge of those personalities, their history, and their development.

The only sad thing about Parks and Rec is that The Office suffered, and continues to suffer, from not having Greg Daniels and Mike Schur's consistent presence and producing.

Fridge_Break
02-09-2012, 06:52 PM
No new episode tonight :( There will be an hour of 30 Rock on instead. I guess that makes sense, considering that last week they aired the Valentine's Day episode.

Also, apparently Paul Rudd will be in at least 2 more episodes, so hopefully that brings in some viewers.