Parks & Recreation “Lucky” Review

parks and rec lucky“Lucky” was the last Parks & Rec episode before the show takes 5 weeks off. While it wasn’t initially intended to be the last before a hiatus “Lucky”, penned by Nick Offerman (the one and only Ron F*cking Swanson), it did a great job of giving us a whole lot of awesome from each character before the break.

In Parks & Rec’s previous outing “Campaign Shake-Up” I felt the show take a slightly darker tone than the up-beat heart filled comedy we’re accustomed to. Watching Leslie struggle to keep her head above water up against a professional, experienced campaign manager in it only for the money (played brilliantly by Kathryn Hahn), a stark contrast to the Knope 2012 campaign basically run on heart, was absolutely heartbreaking. As an underdog, Knope 2012 had hope,  That’s why this week I was biting my finger nails when absolutely everything was going wrong. I couldn’t handle watching Team Leslie continue to take such a beating. Continue reading

Comedy Quickies – Thurs May 19/ Parks & Recreation, The Office Season Finales

Two hours of finale from the NBC Comedy block this week. The Office spends an hour (and presumably a large budget) sifting through high profile celebrities interviewing for the manager position. Then Parks & Recreation delivers two cohesive half-hour episode making up their incredibly, almost surprisingly gripping finale leaving us in painful cliff-hangersville.

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Comedy Quickies – Thurs May 12/ Community, Parks & Recreation, The Office

One season finale and two shows steamroll through their penultimate week of the season. Community gets its Star Wars on in the thrilling season finale and Parks & Recreation warms our hears and takes us to the Prom. The Office manages to keep on keeping on without their fearless leader. -S

Community

Now this is how you do a season finale. Every finale should have a kiss like the one between Annie and Abed, a rainfall of red paint not required.

I absolutely loved Troy taking charge before it was thrust upon Jeff. Also Abed quickly taking on the role of Han Solo before Jeff fell into it (I loved Abed as Han Solo about as much as Annie did, I also always love a good Han Solo).

I do wish that the two-parter was aired in the same week to keep the momentum since the first episode was more action packed and this week was more emotionally centered. Both fantastic but working better together than apart.

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Comedy Quickies – May 4th/5th

Finale time is upon us! 30 Rock wrapped it’s fifth season this week, and Community kicked off it’s 2-week finale! Also in Comedies this week, Cougar Town, Happy Endings, Big Bang Theory, Parks & Recreation and The Office. – S

Cougar Town

I love that neither Bobby nor Jules understood the punishment bestowed upon him by the council.

Oh Trav, I think we all kind of knew he was going to getting his little heart crushed, and as hard as it was for us (and Jules) to watch the lead up to the proposal where Grayson and Trav bond was great.

Below the jump: Modern Family, Happy Endings, The Big Bang Theory, Community, Parks & Recreation, The Office & 30 Rock

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Comedy Quickies – April 27/28

B is engaging in a battle with his laptop and the evil forces of tech support. He assures me that he will emerge victorious one way or another and will be back with his always awesome insights into our fave comedies in time for May sweeps.  So until then you’re stuck with me.  – S

Cougar Town

We were promised an episode where Laurie discovers twitter and becomes awesome at it. As a follower and part of the @Larmy, I thought that it would be more obviously incorporated into the show (somehow?)  although I was impressed by the twitter account & how she used it to conquer trivia night.

What I really loved was 1) watching Jules be humiliated in public for stupid mistakes, mostly because her reactions were priceless, and because the contrast to Bobby completely owning his title as Wrong Balls Bobby as he hit his competitor’s ball at a major golf tournament after Jules prayed to have her bad luck transferred elsewhere. 2) Barb’s misuse of the work Kick-Ass after last week’s redefinition because gettng your ass kicked is never a good thing.

Below the jump: Happy Endings, The Big Bang Theory, Community, Parks & Recreation, The Office & 30 Rock

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