Creators: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur
Cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Jim O'Heir, Paul Schneider, Retta
Using the same mockumentary format as their version of The Office, only with much less outlandish characters, Daniels and Schur’s warm and funny series follows the exploits of the Parks and Recreation department of the local government of a small Indiana town.
Members of the Parks and Recreation department, along with a determined local resident, attempt convert an abandoned, unsightly, and rather dangerous pit into a new park, an act that proves bizarrely tough to accomplish, in this gently funny and promising first season.
Leslie begins to make some progress with Lot 48, Ann and Mark begin to date, Tom suffers through a divorce, Andy finally gets a job, April falls for Andy, Ron sees his dreams of cutbacks come to fruition, whilst Jerry and Donna do their best to stay out of things, in this beautifully written second season, filled with well-rounded characters and strangely credible storylines. Iain.Stott