I popped by for a visit to the little town of Pawnee, Indiana and it was just too short! I thought “Parks and Recreation” copied the format from “The Office” during the first few episodes of the first season. Amy Poehler’s “Leslie Knope” was just too perky, it was annoying, the other characters weren’t too interesting. But it got better and funnier and wittier every episode until I’ve finished all three seasons in less than two weeks. The Leslie character was changed to a less dopier and smarter woman in a quirky way. The deadpan Ron Swanson and April Ludgate are hilarious. Ron Swanson’s exaggerated “machoness” and his Pyramid of Greatness are crazy funny. Tom Haverford’s big-eyed, wide-smiled expression when he faces the camera everytime he finds something amusing is amusing.
I am looking forward to seeing the people of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department in the fourth season, but while I’m waiting for that, I’m going back to Phoenix to pay another visit to the Dubois family in the seventh and final season of The Medium. It’s back to murder and mystery and the paranormal for me.
P.S. There’s actually a website about the fictional Pawnee — http://www.pawneeindiana.com/home.shtml. How crazy.
What crazy-funny comedies I should watch next?