Parks and Recreation Season One Review


Parks and Recreation
Season One

Reviewed by David Savage

Starring: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Louie CK, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 157 Minutes
Number of Episodes: 6
Number of Discs: 1

Having never heard of this TV series before I wasn’t sure what to expect but after watching the first episode I was hooked and absolutely love this show!

Parks and Recreation is an American sitcom set in the small town of Pawnee, Indiana, USA following the small local government department of Parks and Recreation.

Lesley Knopes (Amy Poehler) is a 34 year bubbly and perky deputy director of the Parks and Recreation with ambitions of one day becoming President of the United States. After one of the citizens in the small town of Pawnee falls into a pit from an abandoned building project and breaks both of his legs she forms a committee for “Pit Beautification” to try and get it filled in and turned into a park.

She enlists the help of Anne (Rashida Jones), a nurse and the girlfriend of the man who fell into the hole, Mark (Paul Schneider), the city planner, and her small Parks and Recreation department to try and turn her promise into reality. With a boss, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), that doesn’t believe in government, a young miserable and uninterested intern, April (Aubrey Plaza), and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) who will only do things if there is some benefit to himself, the task is proving to be a lot harder than she thought!

Overall, I love this show! It has a strong cast and great characters and is filmed as if each member is being followed by a camera crew making a documentary. Amy Poehler as the over ambitious and well-meaning local government official if great and mixed with the quirky members of her team makes this a hilarious comedy.

Great fun and a joy to watch! Would recommend.

Rating: 5/5

Parks and Recreation Season One is available to buy on DVD from 1 April from Fabulous Films here.

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