While optimists have been given a reason to believe in the seventh season of Amy Poehler’s small town sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” pessimists still have plenty of reasons to doubt.
Sure, it certainly sounds like “Parks and Rec” will survive for another year among NBC’s ratings-challenged Thursday night lineup, but should it?
Her personality is malleable; she takes the shape of her partner.
The final relationship shift catalyzes the exit of Brendanawicz.Losing the Leslie and Ann relationship casts “Parks and Rec” in an entirely new light. After the writers chose to focus on more than just one park being built, it made it harder and harder to justify why a nurse was always in the Pawnee Parks Department.Yes, Ann was friends with Leslie and part of the gang. She dated three central characters (Chris, Tom and the dearly departed Mark Brendanawicz, played by Paul Schneider) and even joined the department for a bit.The show’s commentary on this has been that every time she dates another man she adopts his interests.It was entertaining when Parks finally realized this, but it hasn’t done much to define who Ann, who remains uncertain of who she is and what she really wants to be doing.
Not that we ever really need a reason to laugh at one of the best shows ever created, but since yesterday was Chris Pratt aka Andy Dwyer’s birthday—we figured we’d seize the opportunity to reminisce about our favorite “We need to remember what’s important in life: Friends, waffles and work.