After I finished my binge of The Office (and I’ve got the whole blog series you can read about it here and here and here and here and here and here), I decided that maybe there was another Internet-gif-darling show that I had missed out on and was finally ready to take some time with. This time, I had a friend who was willing to watch through all the seasons with me (which means I won’t binge them nearly as quickly as I did the office.)
So, we moved to Pawnee, Indiana. (Metaphorically, of course).
Yes, I am finally watching Parks and Recreation.
First bit of interesting trivia — I had no idea that was the actual name of the show. I literally thought it was just Parks and Rec.
Now, I was just going to quietly watch this show on my own, and maybe start throwing around a few more .gifs once I understood them. But then I made the mistake of putting this as my Facebook status last night:
I just saw the *Twilight* episode of Parks & Rec and basically almost died. 😂😂😂😂😂
Which got the attention of another friend of mine – a friend who was my number one supporter of the Office blog series I did! – who said: “Hoooooold up have you not seen parks and rec” After having to admit that this, too, was a pop culture blind spot of mine, she requested another blog series.
So here we are.
For the record, I’m already at Episode 5 of Season 3, so I’m gonna just do a quick speed-round of what I thought of Seasons 1 & 2 and the start of Season 3.
- Much like The Office, Season 1 was kinda brutal. It’s actually why it took me so long to get to watching this show in the first place. I always made it through like, three episodes, threw my hands up, yelled “MY FRIENDS ARE CRAZY; THIS ISN’T FUNNY” and kept not going back to it. I’m glad I pushed through.
- Anne and Leslie are my OTP forever and ever amen. You can have friendship OTPs, right? Because they’re everything.
- It’s weird seeing Chris Pratt like this. I imagine it was weird for Parks & Rec fans to see Chris Pratt as Jurassic Avenger Pratt.
- I immediately liked the staff of the City of Pawnee Parks & Recreation Department better than the staff of Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company
- So, Michael Schur is a Writer/Producer of The Office, Parks and Recreation, and The Good Place. I have to say, I’m impressed with the casting of his various shows. I don’t know how much he really has to do with that aspect, but damn. His shows are cast really well.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more updates and adventures from Pawnee.