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Parks and Recreation 6.21 “Moving Up” Review: Focused on the Future

The main reason why this  Parks and Recreation  review is being posted so late is because I’ve been finding it hard to come up with the words to describe this finale besides simply “perfect.” “Moving Up” was everything I love about  Parks and Recreation  rolled up into one hour long episode and with its final scene, it gave me what I’ve been clamoring for all season long from  Parks and Rec : change. And not just a little change. We’re talking about a huge, substantial, “three years into the future” kind of change. But before we get to that ending, let’s talk about how great the rest of “Moving Up” was, as this season’s biggest storylines (Leslie’s decision about the National Parks job, the Pawnee Unity Concert, and the opening of Tom’s restaurant) all culminated in spectacular fashion. Leslie’s storyline was the centerpiece of this two-part finale, as she, Ben, and Andy traveled to San Francisco in the first half an hour and we got to see her geek out over meeting her favorite government celebrities (including First Lady Michelle Obama) and become more persuaded to take the new position in Chicago. Ultimately, however, it wasn’t the First Lady that convinced Leslie to take the job, but Ben in one of the episode’s best scenes. The entire sequence, from Ben geeking out about being in the woods George Lucas used for Endor to his impassioned speech to Leslie about how this job would give her the opportunity to help more people, was so lovely and so fitting of Leslie and Ben’s relationship. Leslie’s passion and willingness to make others’ lives better was what first attracted Ben to her, so it was truly great to see him remind her of that admirable quality. Read More... //www.tvovermind.com/parks-and-recreation/parks-recreation-6-21-moving-review-focused-future-233010

Parks and Recreation Season 6 Finale Review: Call Me Kristen, 'Cause I Am Wigging Out!

"Moving Up" felt more like a series finale than a season finale. Filled with guest stars and a big concert, the episode even managed to pull off a surprising twist.   Read More... //www.tv.com/shows/parks-and-recreation/community/post/parks-and-recreation-season-6-finale-review-call-me-kristen-cause-i-am-wigging-out-139840451926/

Parks and Recreation Season-6 Finale Recap: The Hardest Climb

  I want to start at the end: what a stellar last three minutes.   With a beautiful zoom-in-zoom-out shot of a framed photo of the gang, we jump ahead three years in time. Leslie is Sorkin-power-walking through her new, now-bustling office. Her bangs look amazing. We feel at once disoriented — where is the sweet, slow Parks Department we used to know? — and at home, with Larry-now-Terry dropping files on the floor and April and Andy playing aunt and uncle to the Knope-Wyatt triplets (two boys, one girl). Ben has traded his Batsuit for a Bruce Wayne tux for some as-yet-revealed formal event. Jon Hamm, always a welcome presence, makes a brief appearance as an incompetent staffer before getting fired. Parks hit reset by hitting fast-forward, and I am feeling as hopeful and eager for the seventh season as I could possibly be.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-recap-season-6-episode-2122.html

‘Parks and Recreation’ Season Finale Cameos Include Michelle Obama

Read Speakeasy's recap of the "Parks and Recreation" season finale.   Read More... //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/04/24/parks-and-recreation-season-finale-cameos-include-michelle-obama/?mod=WSJ_ArtsEnt_Speakeasy

Season finale review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Moving Up'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Moving Up," the sixth season finale of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in which Leslie heads to San Francisco, oversees the Unity concert, and weighs the National Parks job.   Read More... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/season-finale-review-parks-and-recreation-moving-up-my-name-is-lester-knopf

Parks and Recreation Review: Ready or Not

Wow, wow, wow! This episode worked so well as a potential series finale, I'm not even sure what else we'll get next season!   Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 21  was a force to be reckoned with, closing out a great season in a truly spectacular fashion. And the viewers get happy endings without that  Full House  level cheesiness. Let's not underestimate how difficult it is to give every single character a relatively content and complete ending without the episode feeling hokey in any way. Read more:  //www.tvfanatic.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-review-ready-or-not/#ixzz30DHaS1qf

Parks and Recreation Review: Two Million Dollars

Woah! I haven't seen triplets used in a pregnancy comedy storyline since Phoebe in  Friends ! Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 20  was a lovely half hour and it would be foolish not to start with the most important storyline. There isn't just one baby, not two, but three little Knope-Wyatts in Leslie! Holy cow! Well, if anyone can parent efficiently, I'm willing to bet it's Leslie Knope, so I'm completely stoked that they went this way with her pregnancy. And the cool thing about sitcoms? Nothing bad will happen to these children. They will be born, be comic relief and then semi-forgotten about. Although that last one might be tricky with triplets.    Read more:  //www.tvfanatic.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-review-two-million-dollars/#ixzz30D3KmBpZ

Parks and Recreation Recap: More Than One Surprise

  Why does anyone see Dr. Saperstein?   Dr. Saperstein would be my last choice for an ob-gyn. He’s probably the second-least competent sitcom doctor going, after Dr. Spaceman from 30 Rock . Yet it’s in Dr. Saperstein’s office where we find Ben and Leslie, awaiting news from the ultrasound. The news is big. The news is that Ben and Leslie are expecting four babies.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-recap-season-6-triplets.html

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'One in 8,000'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "One in 8,000," the April 17 episode of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in which family news stresses out Ben, while Ron protects Donna from half of 'Key & Peele'.   Read More... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-parks-and-recreation-one-in-8000-going-out-of-business-sale


"One in 8,000" wasn't as strong as the the past two episodes - "Prom" and "Flu Season 2" - but it still somehow managed to throw a twist  on top of  last week's pregnancy twist. Yes, Leslie's having  quadruplets  (sorry that was a flick of cream cheese) triplets. An interesting choice for the show given that it has, probably, one final season ahead of it. And I was already curious about how they were going to handle  one baby  on the show. Three is a whole different ballgame. And it's not as though they can just have them get born and raised off-screen like Ron's son. The three infants will have to be an integral part of the series. Of course, they could just have Leslie spend all of Season 7 pregnant and avoid the kids all together. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/18/parks-and-recreation-one-in-8000-review