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Parks and Recreation: Season 2 (2009-2010)

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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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Paul Schneider
as Mark Brendanawicz
Pamela Reed
as Leslie's Mom
Mo Collins
as Joan Callamezzo
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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 2

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

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

September 17, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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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.

September 17, 2009 | Full Review…

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

September 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.

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

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

September 17, 2009 | Full Review…

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

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

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BrendanN.

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MattG.

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