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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2011, 04:43:20 AM »
I'm watching the end of the world episode, and the subplot with Tom and Jean-Ralphio is depressing me.  I can't believe that after their terrible business burned through that much money so quickly that they still haven't learned anything.


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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2011, 01:42:36 PM »
I've got seasons 1-3 on DVD but don't really want them any more because I find the show lacks rewatchability value.  Also I'm growing to detest Ron Swanson.  Anybody wanna buy them for 50 bucks?


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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2011, 01:54:07 PM »
Man, I've watched them probably three or four times by now. And I think Ron Swanson has only gotten better with time. I've contributed nothing to the conversation, have I?  :-[
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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2011, 01:56:10 PM »
Having already seen them once and with the first 3 seasons available on NF streaming, I'll pass.  Trying to keep my actual DVD library to a minimum these days in favor of BDs that I'll rewatch.

That sounds odd coming from you.  Aren't you usually an advocate of hard, physical copies of movies and TV shows over streaming, because you get to keep it forever instead of being beholden to the whims of the companies that provide the content?

Anyway, if I don't get any takers here I'll probably just toss them up on Ebay.  I have a rather nice collection of DVDs that I'm proud of, but one of the problems is that if I have a show in there, I can't NOT buy every season released.  It's sort of a personality quirk of mine.  A few years ago, I had seasons 1-6 of Family Guy, but as that show began to get worse and worse, I decided that I would be forever beholden to buy DVDs I didn't want unless I got rid of them.  So I tossed the ones I had on Ebay.

I don't have the same enmity toward Parks and Recreation.  I still like the show.  It's just that I don't really want to OWN it any more.  One viewing is really enough for me I think.  Also I'm running low on shelf space.


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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2011, 01:57:26 PM »
Man, I've watched them probably three or four times by now. And I think Ron Swanson has only gotten better with time. I've contributed nothing to the conversation, have I?  :-[

I keep having this recurring dream that I beat the shit out of Ron Swanson, to the point where he obviously needs to call 911 and get an ambulance.  While doing this I say, "government's not so bad, is it Ron?"


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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2011, 02:04:11 PM »
Caught up last night with this season.  It's pretty weak, in my opinion, compared to what has come before. Waaaay too heavy into relationship drama for my taste.  The only consistently funny character this season has been Jean-Ralphio.

They have hit that pretty hard. I guess I just got really caught up in it. I think Poehler did such a fantastic job portraying the conflict between her undying devotion to her job and her love for Ben. It made for a lot of really nice moments. Jean-Ralphio was indeed awesome. Tom actually started to annoy me. His act just got a little tired.
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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2011, 12:20:01 PM »
Literally infinitely awesome.

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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 05:35:15 PM »
ron being giddy about the scavenger hunt was adorable.
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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2012, 03:39:02 AM »
Dave Sanderson is coming back!

Louis C.K.'s Return To NBC's Parks And Recreation

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Perhaps the best sitcom on television is NBC's Parks and Recreation. Saddled right in the middle of NBC's scheduling and ratings woes, the show continues to deliver some of the best emotionally resonant comedy on the small screen. And emotional might be the best way to describe the return of Officer Dave Sanderson to Pawnee. That's right, as reported a few months ago, Louis C.K. is coming back to the NBC sitcom .

Officer Dave's reappearance on the sitcom next week couldn't have come at a worse/better time. Worse in terms of Ben and Leslie's budding relationship and better in terms of, well, adding conflict to Ben and Leslie's relationship as well as some assuredly awkward laughs. Oh, and it is Louis C.K. so obviously it's highly anticipated.

Officer Dave Sanderson is perhaps a more important character for Parks and Recreation than first glance might suggest. His arc at the beginning of the second season really helped the show turn the corner from bland The Office spin-off and into it's own, heartfelt and funny series. Unlike a lot of other comedies that achieve their laughs at the expense of any semblance of heart, Parks and Recreation is hilarious and yet, still manages to be supremely sweet.


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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2012, 06:27:16 AM »
Needs more bacon.
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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2012, 05:41:50 PM »

Two seasons finished, I'm in.

It won me over w/ the "Hunting Trip" episode.

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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2012, 05:49:33 PM »

Two seasons finished, I'm in.

It won me over w/ the "Hunting Trip" episode.

Marco....

Great episode.

"Look! Some kind of bird. Let's kill it. You talkin' to me, bitch?!?"

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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2012, 05:56:20 PM »

Two seasons finished, I'm in.

It won me over w/ the "Hunting Trip" episode.

Marco....



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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2012, 06:06:47 PM »

Two seasons finished, I'm in.

It won me over w/ the "Hunting Trip" episode.

Marco....

"Look! Some kind of bird. Let's kill it. You talkin' to me, bitch?!?"


"Your favorite kind of cake can't be birthday cake. That's like saying your favorite kind of cereal is breakfast cereal."

"Mmmmm, I love breakfast cereal."


I've had that episode on three times this week. I adore it.

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Re: Parks and Recreation
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2012, 07:38:52 AM »
I'll just leave this here.

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