Hooray, Parks & Rec is back! Obviously, we're happy to see what's happening in Pawnee, but it felt like some of our favorites were relying on too-familiar jokes while others were really bringing their A-game in the season premiere. Unfortunately, this show is still too close to the bubble to ever have an off week, so we're going to have to stay on top of these people if there's ever going to be a Season 5. Let's see who carried their weight in this week's episode:
It's hard to believe that when this sitcom debuted, I almost wrote it off. I watched the first season mostly out of loyalty to Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari, but man, am I glad that I stuck with it. This show has gone from must-watch-because-I-feel-obligated-and-am-too-lazy-to-change-the-channel-before-The-Office-starts to something I genuinely get excited about each week.
It was announced this week that midseason sitcom Parks and Recreation earned itself a spot on the NBC lineup next fall. Which is somewhat of a shock, since the show hasn't really been all that funny, and NBC has a very limited amount of space come next season due to Jay Leno taking over five hours of valuable primetime space. The show has a good pedigree (being from the executive producers of The Office) and serious comedic potential (with Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari) but after four episodes we're pretty bored. However, The Office's first season (which also started in the spring) was pretty dull too. It wasn't until season two when The Office finally stopped trying to be a copycat of the UK version and decided to be its own show, that it actually got funny. If Parks and Recreation decides next season to stop being an Office clone, it has a chance at improving. Here are our suggestions.
A giant Snoopy float, every conceivable high school marching band in America and, of course, Santa Claus will all once again make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York City in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day for the annual Macy's parade. While the 2013 parade already has some pretty cool new additions (Finn and Jake from Adventure Time!) from the television world, we thought there were some glaring omissions in this year's lineup. Here are five TV characters that we think deserve to strut, float, or shuffle their stuff in the famous Thanksgiving parade.
Kerry Washington's D.C.-set soap is so much fun, it's scandalous.
Poor Super Bowl XLVII. It's only the third most-watched program in TV history.
Is this the end of Klaroline?
Best present ever.
Before you get too excited, the following has nothing to do with Harry Potter.
At last, Joe Biden discovers the real perks of being Vice President.
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