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The Rise And Rise Of Parks And Recreation

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We seem to currently be in a golden period of television comedy. The Office, 30 Rock, Community (R.I.P) and Modern Family have each been able to establish themselves within a comedic fraternity that has each sets of fans fervently discussing which show is superior and why. Yet not too many people seem to be glorifying the efforts of Greg Daniel's magnificent NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari and Nick Offerman's antics, after an uneven start to the series, have now become a stalwart of every television connoisseurs Thursday night schedules. Each week Leslie Knope's palpable love for America seems contagious and Pawnee, Indiana seem's like the little town that the recession forgot. If you are still not convinced here are some extra reasons for you to fall in love with Parks and Recreation.

Ron Swanson.

Ron Swanson is the boss of the Parks and Rec department however Leslie Knope is the one who does all of his work, and she wouldn't want it any other way. Ron despises government, loves meat, adores America, married two evil wenches named Tammy and is basically, a mans man. A role model for the disobedient youth of today.

A Great Female Role Model.

Leslie Knope is an inspiration to not only the women of the world, but the men too. She doesn't let her haters get her down, sticks to her guns, is funny, beautiful and successful. Basically what I'm trying to say is, I'm in love with her.

A Strong Ensemble.

Parks and Recreation has been able to supplement the responsibility from the shows main protagonist, Leslie Knope, to a great comedy ensemble that includes the skills of Aziz Ansari and Audrey Plaza, whose despondant April is a particular delight.

Great Cameos.

The show is able to compliment these characters with tremendous cameos from seasoned comedians that have included Louis CK and Rob Lowe, with the later's proving so successful that he was offered a recurring role.

Article By Gregory Wakeman
www.gregorywakeman.com

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