Just peeped the 'Parks and Recreation' pilot...
Not going to lie, I got real excited this morning when the Fed Ex guy showed up at my door with a special delivery, the premiere episode of Amy Poehler's sitcom "Parks and Recreation."
The show bows next Thursday, April 9th and now that I've seen it, I can safely tell you that it's certainly worth your time. Is it perfect? Uh, no. Will you have to exercise a bit of patience and allow it some room to really get rolling? Indeed. But I kept count of how many times I laughed out loud during the 23 or so minutes -- five, that's pretty solid for me -- and I felt entertained throughout. Also, when it faded to black, I was kind of sad it was over, so... yeah, all good signs.
A few photos to get you better acquainted with the "Parks and Rec" crew...
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope. Officially? She's a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. In reality? She's a delusional 34-year-old dope (with a heart of gold) who likens herself to Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton.
Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, a Pawnee government employee who exploits his position for personal gain with absolutely no shame. He may be Libyan, he may be a redneck, no one's really sure. Also, pretty much everything he says and does (including a direct glance at the camera a la Jim Halpert) is hilarious.
Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz, a city planner who slept with Leslie five years ago, but has little recollection of it. Was originally written to be more of a callous guy, but comes off as kind of sweet. Probably because of this.
So, thoughts? Look promising to you?
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