Parks and Recreation: Season 2 (2009-2010)



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Air date: Sep 17, 2009
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Season Info

The creative staff of "Parks and Recreation" recalibrated the tone of the series in its second season, transforming lead character Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) from a hopelessly ineffective bureaucrat to an inspirational force for good who actually gets things accomplished. Meanwhile, her coworkers at the parks department slowly become a makeshift family who support each other. Over the course of the season, they cohost a telethon, collaborate on a mural for city hall and help Tom Haverford (Aziz … More

Network: NBC
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Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
as Leslie Knope
Rashida Jones
Rashida Jones
as Ann Perkins
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
as Tom Haverford
Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Plaza
as April Ludgate
Paul Schneider
Paul Schneider
as Mark Brendanawicz
Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman
as Ron Swanson
Pamela Reed
Pamela Reed
as Leslie's Mom
Jim O'Heir
Jim O'Heir
as Jerry
Mo Collins
Mo Collins
as Joan Callamezzo
Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
as Andy Dwyer
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

Poehler and the writers have finetuned Leslie's character to be more sharp-tongued, less clueless, and more fearless.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Like a small miracle of second-act redemption, it comes back as a fully realized and very funny sitcom.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

This show will have to come a long way to make me able to watch it.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

For starters, it's flat, forced and messagey.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
Top Critic

Parks was disappointing in its first year but tonight's episode and one airing next week--with a storyline inspired by the Henry Louis Gates-cop kerfluffle--show that the program is making steady, funny progress.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Parks & Rec is really living up to its potential now. I told you so.

Full Review… | September 17, 2009
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

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