Monday, February 15, 2016

Parks and Recreation Review

I marathoned Parks and Recreation with my wife over the course of about a week and a half.  We had never tried the show but after watching the first few episodes we were hooked and flew through all seven seasons really fast.

It's a really funny modern sitcom.  It's in the style of a lot of modern sitcoms where the people know they're being recorded for whatever reason and often look at or play to the camera.  The style is a bit of an acquired taste, but if you've seen it before you probably know if you like it or not.

It's an ensemble cast of government employees, mostly in the Parks and Recreation department.  It sounds super boring which is probably why I never checked it out before, but the characters make it hilarious.  I finally see why everyone loves Ron Swanson.

The seasons are also really consistently good.  It falters a bit in season 5 but manages to find it's legs again by the end of the season.  Even then it's not bad, it's just not as good as the other seasons are.

I highly recommend you give this one a try if you, like me, missed it while it was airing.  You'll know within two or three episodes whether it's for you or not.

I was super happy to find a new show to dig into.  And I'm so in love with the streaming model of TV.  Watching that many seasons that fast is actually the way I prefer to watch a show now.

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