Parks and Recreation Review: 1×01 and 1×02

Parks and Recreation Review: 1×01 and 1×02


Hey, guys. So, this is going to be a review of episode one “The Pilot” and episode two “Canvassing” of Parks and Recreation. After years of hearing about Parks and Rec and people going on about how much they loved it and me thinking that I would really enjoy the show, I finally decided to start watching it, and I’ve decided that I’m going to do these reviews episode by episode. For a while now whenever I go back and watch a show for the first time that’s already aired and everything I have reviewed it by season or possibly half of a season at a time. Recently, I started to feel more and more– and I felt this way for a while–but I just- doing more than one review per season felt like too much. I was always kind of annoyed about how it felt like I was scrunching things together and that I never really said that much about what happened in the show because there was too much, and so I’d end up over summarizing and not really talking about what I felt about anything. And I just finished washing all three seasons of Race to the Edge, and I filmed a review of season one of Race to the Edge, which again was pretty general. It didn’t go into anything specific that happened in season one, but then I didn’t even film reviews for seasons two and three because by the time I got to the end of the seasons I just felt like it was pointless. So I started watching Parks and Rec, and I’ve decided that I’m going to review them episode by episode, but I am going, if I end up watching a second episode before I’ve reviewed the first episode, I’ll lump them together, which is what happened this time. So far, after two episodes, I would say I’m not in love with the show yet, but I do think that it has potential, and I can see myself getting there in the future. The show is set in Indiana, and I live in Indiana, so that’s really exciting for me. I think everyone gets excited about having shows set in their home state except for maybe people in like New York or California because so many shows are set there. But us in the Midwest, this doesn’t happen all that often. I can think of- I know The Middle is set in Indiana, which I’ve also never watched. It’s always been on my list of things to watch because it’s in Indiana. I also really love that the show focuses on local government. I find political shows and things very interesting, but I think most of what I’ve, like, read, watched, etc. in the past has been more about federal government. And we’re not even talking state governments now; we’re talking, like, a town, city government and the parks and recreation department, which is just like the most random department in a small town to focus on, and I really like that. And I really like that the main character has this government job that most people would consider to be not that important and even though everyone around her is pretty disillusioned with their job she’s really enthusiastic about it. I’m really liking that part of the show so far. I am really looking forward to watching the rest of the show and seeing what happens later. We’ll see how well I do at keeping up with reviews. And I will see you guys later. Bye.

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