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(Onion AV Club)   The two hottest stars that aren't Ron Swanson are leaving Parks and Recreation   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Ron Swanson, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, sweeps  
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2013-08-01 04:41:48 PM  
1 vote:
Ron Swanson is one of the greatest television characters of all time, up there with Archie Bunker, Jimmy James, and Jack Donaghy.  As long as he's still on the show, they'll literally do okay without Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins.
2013-08-01 03:10:55 PM  
1 vote:

JustHereForThePics: Started it last night on Netflix due to a recommendation from a buddy... found it to be as profoundly unfunny as I find "The Office".

Does it ever become unlike "The Office"? Or is season two onward still mockumentary style?

Season 2 pulls back on the documentary aspect a lot and it begins to feel like its own show. Where it really diverges from the Office is in later seasons where it shows a more hopeful story compared to how the Office descended into nihilism. Where The Office became about incompetent people in a soul crushing job, Parks and Rec turned into a story of a VERY competent person who fights through all of the challenges in her way to make her little corner of the world a slightly better place, and how she never lets the world make her cynical her despite everything it throws at her. It also is cool to see how Leslie Knope's optimism does eventually make a difference, and wins her the respect and love of those around her, even if they didn't agree with her (Ron Swanson, for example). There is a warmth and humanity in the show that the Office lost once the Jim and Pam romance was no longer a focus. It's basically the anti-Office now.

Plus, the show gave us this.
2013-08-01 10:26:01 AM  
1 vote:

Wellon Dowd: I've heard that before but I fail to see why anyone sat through all of season one.

because it had good people in it and it showed potential. that's why i sat through it, anyway. when season two premiered, i figured i'd give it three or four episodes before i bailed. but it was way funnier than season one right off the bat, so i stuck with it. and now i think it's one of the best shows on TV.

/not a paid shill.
2013-08-01 07:25:44 AM  
1 vote:

farkingismybusiness: Mugato: Aubrey Plaza is leaving to do softcore?

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I'd Poehler.

I'd fleabag my mother.
2013-07-31 11:47:17 PM  
1 vote:
This right here

is the reason I will always love Rob Lowe on Parks and Rec and why I hope they arrange for regular guest appearances for the two of them
2013-07-31 11:20:47 PM  
1 vote:
Sounds like a reason to post more pics...
2013-07-31 11:20:41 PM  
1 vote:
Hate to say it, but the show has run its course anyway. The main cast are becoming caricatures of themselves, and the awesome side cast (Councilman Jamm for example) are being way overused.
2013-07-31 08:52:38 PM  
1 vote:
That's fine, they've played their story out.  It won't be a huge loss.

Lowe and Jones were great on the show, but every character is great, so they'll survive.  They will have to find a new foil, though.  Jone's character was a straight man.
2013-07-31 08:28:39 PM  
1 vote:
Aubrey Plaza is leaving to do softcore?
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