Parks and Recreation: Season 2 (2009 - 2010)



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Air date: Sep 17, 2009
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Air date: Nov 12, 2009
Air date: Nov 19, 2009
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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 Ansari) get over his divorce. And the biggest change to the show came at the end of Season 2: City planner Mark Brendanawicz (Paul Schneider) leaves Pawnee, while two new government officials played by Rob Lowe and Adam Scott join the cast.

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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

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

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Y'all are right. It is good, and it has found its comedic legs. It's amusing, even if it's never show-stopping.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 17, 2009 | Full Review…

Even the weaker threads of the ensemble are tidied up, with one major character's departure and the introduction of Rob Lowe and Adam Scott for the final two episodes. From then on, one of the funniest shows on TV is also the one with the biggest heart.

Nov 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Sep 17, 2009 | Full Review…

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

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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