Parks and Recreation, My Long Lost Love
Parks and Recreation came back on the air this week! Let’s give it a round of applause…
This is my favorite comedy on TV right now, without exception. I love 30 Rock, I love Community. I am enjoying Modern Family and Cougar Town and The Office is…well, The Office is like a doddering old neighbor that you feel obligated to converse with once a week, because they did you a favor once. NBC decided to shelve P&R for the entirety of the fall, for reasons that made no sense to anybody. But now, it’s back!
I’ve written before about what a fan I am of Amy Poehler’s character, Leslie Knope. And she is the center of the ensemble, and she sets this wonderful tone that’s a combination of enthusiasm, sincerity, and wackiness that the rest of the show follows. I highly recommend that anyone who hasn’t tried P&R yet should GO AND DO IT NOW.
It’s going to be really, really easy. You didn’t watch it on Thursday? It’s on Hulu right now. They’ll keep the five newest episodes at a time. So, you have five weeks to watch this week’s episode. If you can’t find twenty-five spare minutes in the next five weeks, something is wrong. You may need to reevaluate your lifestyle choices.
Oh, are you a completist, really? You don’t want to start at season 3? You need to see seasons 1 and 2 first? Well, try Netflix! They are streaming seasons 1 and 2. This is why I often misplace an entire Saturday. Hulu Plus (the expanded Hulu service) has also got the complete series.
How about this: you’re just not sure you’re going to like it. Here are some promotional videos to get you started!
This is the official NBC season 3 promo, which lets you know right where season 2 left off as well as where the show is headed.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Also, here’s Asiz Ansari as hipster Tom Haverford offering a reboot of the P&R opening credits.Vodpod videos no longer available.
And here’s new cast member Rob Lowe throwing a prima donna hissy fit about the fall hiatus that he apparently didn’t know about. Let me warn you that there is comic swearing involved.Vodpod videos no longer available.