Laughs abound in hit ‘Parks and Recreation’ ‘

By Chris Minitelli
Staff Writer

After I finally joined most of my friends and caught up on “30 Rock,” I wanted to find another show to watch. I soon decided on another NBC sitcom, “Parks and Recreation.” Thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch all of this show’s seasons and eventually catch up on it. Now that I’ve started watching “Parks and Recreation,” I have become a big fan and can’t get enough of it.

“Parks and Recreation” follows public officials in the small town of Pawnee, Ind. as they attempt to improve the town.

The main character, Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, is an extremely driven, often over-the-top, yet lovable Pawnee councilwoman. Knope is also the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, where she works with a number of eccentric and hilarious coworkers.

This NBC sitcom is smartly crafted, with great writing and an amazing cast. “Parks and Recreation” stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari and Rob Lowe.
Whether it involves always trying to have swagger or always managing to be the scapegoat for every blunder, the characters all have unique qualities that make them both familiar and funny.

Throughout this series, the writers have managed to create great characters and put them in hilarious and unbelievable situations.

NBC sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’ emerges as a fan favorite. (AP Photo)

While the characters have been able to develop and grow with each of the situations and obstacles they have faced throughout the series, the writers also made this growth hilarious and memorable.

Each week, it is almost guaranteed that you will watch these characters go through different awkward, unbelievable and comical situations.
These have ranged from an incident in which a character accidentally yelled at Senator John McCain in a coat closet to a bachelorette party in which characters buried fake Native American artifacts to different encounters with crazy ex-wives.

In the end, “Parks and Recreation” is one of those rare shows that almost guarantees laughs during every episode. It is a show that definitely does not get as much recognition as it deserves. With its smart writing and hilarious cast, “Parks and Recreation” is definitely a show worth watching.