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Parks and Recreation 6.20 “One In 8,000” Review: A Pregnant Pause

One of the things that has been incredibly successful during  Parks and Recreation ’s sixth   season, especially since the departure of Chris and Ann, is the writers giving characters that typically don’t share screen time more opportunities to have stories together. Even though it was regulated to the C-plot of last night’s newest  Parks and Recreation , “One in 8,000,” the Ron and Donna storyline was easily my favorite part of the episode because it felt new and fresh in a way that the rest of the stories didn’t. Perhaps it was simply refreshing to see Retta and Nick Offerman play off of each other for an extended period of time. However, I think it probably has more to do with the fact that  Parks and Recreation  is still absolutely nailing every part of Ron’s transformation from manly, mustached bachelor into manly, mustached father, and each scene that we get to see him not only play the part of a parent but actually enjoy it shows just how many more new and fun stories  Parks and Rec  still has left to tell.  Read More... //www.tvovermind.com/parks-and-recreation/parks-recreation-6-20-one-8000-review-pregnant-pause-232711

Parks and Recreation 6.19 “Flu Season 2” Review: The Parent of Pawnee

This has been an uneven season for  Parks and Recreation , probably the least consistent since the show’s abysmal first season, but thankfully, the show’s recent stretch of episodes have really reaffirmed why this series, despite its age, is still one of the best comedies on television. Last night’s episode, “Flu Season 2” (a sort of sequel to season three’s “Flu Season”) paired interesting groups of characters together (Ron and Ben, Leslie and Andy, and April, Tom, and Donna) and focused on the show’s ongoing plots: Tom’s attempt to open his own restaurant and the planning of Pawnee’s Unity Concert. The unique character dynamics, hilarious one-liners, and the not so surprising but very welcomed twist that Leslie is pregnant all ensured that “Flu Season 2″ continued  Parks and Recreation ’s streak of stellar episodes and was, in its own right, easily one of the best episodes of this season. Read More... //www.tvovermind.com/parks-and-recreation/parks-recreation-6-19-flu-season-2-review-parent-pawnee-232397

Parks and Recreation Recap: Some Good News

  Well, buddy, I’ve got some good news for you.   Leslie’s beatific smile at the episode’s end is my favorite moment of what, despite a heartwarming plot development, is far from my favorite half-hour of the season. Maybe it’s just because flu season isn’t quite flu season in Pawnee without Rob Lowe, illness-stricken, staring in the mirror, and commanding himself: “Stop. Pooping.” Or maybe it’s because, unlike so many of Parks ’s other delightful, unexpected events — Ron and Diane’s speedy-quick office wedding; Andy and April’s “fancy party”; Ben’s proposal — there wasn’t anything all that surprising about this surprise. As soon as Leslie made a dash for that trash can, it was obvious what was happening.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-recap-season-6-leslie-pregnant.html

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Flu Season 2'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Flu Season 2," the April 10 episode of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in which Leslie feels unwell, Ben meets Eagleton Ron and Craig would like to recommend your wine.   Read More... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-parks-and-recreation-flu-season-2-stop-puking

Parks and Recreation Review: Concept of Time

Wow! Big news on  Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 19 ! We're going to have a little Knope-Wyatt on our hands! And I can't wait for Leslie to become a mother - I think that could lead to some really fun scenes on the (likely) final season of the show. And hats off to  Parks and Recreation . They found a way for a couple to be the same page in a unique way. I've seen the old, "I have something to tell you," only for the spouse to start talking about how they really don't want children, etc., but Ben and Leslie are so epically in sync that Ben wanting children the exact moment Leslie wants to share her news feels completely right. Read more:  //www.tvfanatic.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-review-concept-of-time/#ixzz2yyFWlHTw


Ahhh, there's nothing like a fantastic episode of Parks and Rec. Undertones of blueberry, with a hint of gummy bears and a rich, paintball mouthfeel. "Flu Season 2" (aside from making me wonder why they didn't go for " Galentine's Day 2 " a few weeks back) was crisp, bold Parks - enhanced a great deal by the return of Sam Elliott as whimsical "Falconer" Ron Dunn, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy as the fictitious singer of a band called Land Ho, and comedian/pianist Bo Burnham as the hilarious teen country sensation Chipp McCapp. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/11/parks-and-recreation-flu-season-2-review


Leslie may have succumbed to her usual madness in "Prom," but Ron was right there to call her out on it - even confessing to her that, over the years, he'd developed a Leslie Knope 10-Point Insanity Scale. And so even though the two of them went to war over the fate of an over-organized high school senior named Allison (who Leslie wanted for the "April Ludgate Summer Solstice Druid Festival and Buffalo Wings Eating Contest" - aka a summer internship program named by April), they came to a mutual understanding at the end that there was no fool-proof way to plan for the future of Pawnee. Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/04/parks-and-recreation-prom-review

Parks and Recreation Recap: Confetti Explosions

  We begin with a confetti explosion! Ben is terrified, but I’m sure the rest of you are excited because there’s only one thing a confetti explosion from your top desk drawer could possibly mean. That’s right, kids, we’re going to prom!   Does it actually make any sense, from a government-of-a-small-town perspective, that the Parks Department would be in charge of sponsoring and organizing the prom for newly merged Pawnee and Eagleton? It strikes me as unlikely. But we have to step up, okay? Harvey almost died from a VCR electrocution and someone needs to honor his memory. YAY, PROM. Also, our budget is basically zero.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-recap-season-6-prom.html

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Prom'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Prom," the April 3 episode of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in which Ron and Leslie compete over a teenager's future, while the parks department goes to prom.   Read More... //www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/review-parks-and-recreation-prom-classic-rock-vs-hip-hop

Parks and Recreation Review: Banger Test

Tonight's  Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 18  felt much like an in-between installment. Not much happened to move any plot forward, and while I typically love a good thirty-forty something prom episode, I feel like this one was slightly wasted. Think of the potential of a great dance episode of this show! Perhaps it's because there are no potential love interests on the series anymore that there wasn't the tension I'd normally look for in an outing like this.  Read more:  //www.tvfanatic.com/2014/04/parks-and-recreation-review-banger-test/#ixzz2yDcE3VOT