I absolutely love Parks and Recreation. For anyone who knows me, the first conversation I had with my husband when we met was about Parks and Rec. I had just started watching it recently, and had actually watched some with the friend who introduced us, so it came up.
Mostly what came up was the awesomeness that is Ron Swanson. Interestingly enough, though he became one of the most popular characters from the show, he was only meant to be in the first season. One of his best contributions? The Swanson Pyramid of Greatness:
But really, the show isn’t carried by just one or two characters, and that’s what makes it amazing. Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope is fantastic as a feminist, driven civil servant who cares maybe a bit too much about everything. Honestly, if the show had just focused on her, I’m not sure how well it would have done. It really is the ensemble cast that makes the show what it is.
One thing that constantly strikes me as amazing, and what stuck with me when I just watched the series through again, was how the romances are handled.
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