The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.
Reviews
Popularity
109 ( 4)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   … See all »
Top Rated TV #117 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 125 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Office (2005–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.

Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer
Arrested Development (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Community (2009–2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body.

Stars: Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
30 Rock (2006–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Four young friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish bar in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Modern Family (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Stars: Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, Andy Samberg
The Simpsons (TV Series 1989)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards
Louie (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York.

Stars: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker
Scrubs (2001–2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
South Park (TV Series 1997)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Leslie Knope (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Ron Swanson (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 April Ludgate (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Andy Dwyer (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Tom Haverford (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Jerry Gergich (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Donna Meagle (120 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Ann Perkins (106 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Ben Wyatt (97 episodes, 2010-2015)
...
 Chris Traeger (77 episodes, 2010-2015)
Edit

Storyline

The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Happy trails. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parks and Rec  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nick Offerman (Ron) and Aubrey Plaza (April) share the same birthday, June 26 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Redneck Rappers (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Very endearing, while absolutely hilarious!
20 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

There is no doubt that one of the main inspirations of this show was The Office - you will realise this in the first minute of the first episode. However, instead of trying to copy the main points of that show's success, Parks and Recreation has come up with its very own recipe. Amy Poehler is amazing as the lead actress, she plays an extremely enthusiastic city official in a department filled with bludgers and lazy bums.

What sounds a little lame actually becomes very endearing very quickly: all supporting characters have great story-lines, and grow quickly with a light yet sometimes strangely moving plot. The dialogue is fantastic, every show will make you laugh out loud plenty of times, and the roughly 20 minutes of each episode are over way too quickly.

I found myself re-watching the whole two seasons immediately after I had finished them for the first time, and the show holds up easily. Each character gets enough screen time to stay interesting, and very quickly, the show establishes a Simpsons-like range of in-jokes and extras who add even more depth to the story.

Before you know it, you wish your own city had such a department, and you will fall in love with Amy Poehler's stellar performance. An absolute must-watch!


57 of 72 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This show has runied Chris Pratt for me jrd516
Least favorite character toddchavez
Favorite recurring character susy-7
Can one think that Hillary Clinton is a devil and still like this show? leonardo-kelava2
Tom LieutenantRyder
I've just reached S05x14 and I give up! s-2-h
Discuss Parks and Recreation (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page