Critic Consensus: While it has yet to develop its own identity, Parks and Recreation's awkward and absurd humor hints at its potential to become a great comedy, thanks largely to the talents of Amy Poehler.
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This hilarious and warmhearted mockumentary series focuses on the parks-department employees at the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee. While the department's workaholic deputy director, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), fervently believes in the government's capacity to do good, her resolve is tested by a modest project that requires her to fight through endless layers of bureaucracy and red tape: filling in an abandoned construction pit and turning it into a new park. Her allies in this cause include… More
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There's more than enough absurd charm in the show to make the wait worthwhile.
The show is just good enough to keep you turning back in to see her [Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope] unwarranted optimism curdle.
This is a show that knows its characters so well and is so consistent in the way it handles them that it's fun just to spend 22 minutes with them,
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