Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

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

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 Leslie Knope (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Ron Swanson (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 April Ludgate (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Andy Dwyer (125 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Tom Haverford (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Jerry Gergich (124 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Donna Meagle (120 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Ann Perkins (106 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Ben Wyatt (97 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Chris Traeger (77 episodes, 2010-2015)
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

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Because parks don't grow on trees. See more »

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The series was originally planned as a direct spin-off of The Office (2005). It was later re-designed to be an original workplace story that would keep the "mockumentary" format used for the other series, which P&R executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur had both worked on (Daniels as creator, Schur as a writer and producer). See more »

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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!


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