Parks and Recreation: Who Made the Comedy Grade This Week?

by Rachel Stein November 30, 2012 10:42 am
<i>Parks and Recreation</i>: Who Made the Comedy Grade This Week?

"Pawnee Commons" wasn't the type of Parks and Recreation episode that will make any Best Of lists, nor will it probably convert any people who aren't regular viewers into Pawnee fanatics, but it was satisfying, sweet and funny, and what I talk about when I talk about why I'd take an average Parks & Rec over most other sitcoms on TV right now. We knew from the second Leslie mentioned Eagleton what kind of people and places we were about to see, and I enjoyed every second of it... and felt quite empty knowing that I don't get to have a balloon-artisan-made Leslie and Ben at my desk.

Parks and Recreation: Who Made the Comedy Grade This Week?

by Rachel Stein October 25, 2012 10:03 pm
<i>Parks and Recreation</i>: Who Made the Comedy Grade This Week?

Full disclosure: This episode was spoiled for me, so the whole time I watched "Halloween Surprise," I just wanted to get to the engagement already. It's frustrating, because this was supposed to be special. It was going to be my big night and it was completely ruined. Humph.

Parks and Recreation: Who Made the Comedy Grade Last Night?

by Rachel Stein September 28, 2012 11:01 am
<i>Parks and Recreation</i>: Who Made the Comedy Grade Last Night?

I've come to realize that my favorite Parks and Recreation episodes are the ones that are cartoonish in plot but realistic when it comes to the characters -- last year's "Pawnee Rangers" sticks out to me for doing just that, while last week's "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" was disappointing because the Leslie-Ben plot was all too accurate while Ron's character was a caricature. Or, I don't know, maybe I just really enjoyed last night's "Soda Tax" because of clever writing and great acting. Either way.

Parks and Recreation: Who Made the Comedy Grade Last Night?

by Rachel Stein September 21, 2012 6:00 am
<i>Parks and Recreation</i>: Who Made the Comedy Grade Last Night?

How excited are you that Parks and Recreation is back for Season 5? How great was it to see the old gang again? How much did you think, "I really hope Amy Poehler is happy in her personal life!"? How disappointed were you by last night's episode?

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