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Parks and Recreation: Season 6 (2013-2014)

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Critic Consensus: Consistently bouyed by strong character work and an overarching optimism, Parks and Recreation remains a charming, fun and funny half hour to spend with Leslie Knope and co.

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Season 6 finds Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) forced to make the toughest, most-unpopular decision of her political career: merging Pawnee with its hated rival town of Eagleton. The blowback from this choice causes Leslie to be removed from her position as city councilwoman, leaving her rudderless and unsure about her future. The show also deals with another major shake-up this year, as longtime cast members Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones depart halfway through (their characters move to another town to raise their new baby). Meanwhile, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) prepares for the birth of his own child; Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) tries out several different jobs; Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) takes on a special assignment in London; and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) opens a restaurant.

Cast

Kristen Bell
as Ingrid de Forest
Aziz Ansari
as Tom Haverford
Aubrey Plaza
as April Ludgate
Nick Offerman
as Ron Swanson
Chris Pratt
as Andy Dwyer
Retta
as Donna Meagle
Jim O'Heir
as Jerry Gergich
Adam Scott
as Ben Wyatt
Nick Kroll
as The Douche
Matt Besser
as Crazy Ira
Reggie Wayne
as Himself
Brady Smith
as Grant Larson
Henry Winkler
as Dr. Saperstein
Andrew Luck
as Himself
Heidi Klum
as Ulee Danssen
Peter Serafinowicz
as Lord Edgar Covington
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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 6

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Parks And Recreation has quietly been proving itself to be the best show about nerds (and the nerds who love them) on television.

January 13, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's great to see Leslie hang on in NBC's Thursday night comedy lineup, just as she's risen through the ranks of Pawnee city government. Nice girls, it seems, can overcome their irritating reputations if they work hard enough and long enough.

January 6, 2014 | Full Review…

OK, this one was pretty much inevitable and a shining example of a happy, healthy relationship on TV.

January 6, 2014 | Full Review…

By in large these were much more solid episodes, really banking on what makes each character so strong and enjoyable in the first place.

January 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Both "Fillibuster" and "Recall" had the supporting cast back doing what they do best.

November 15, 2013 | Full Review…

While I loved the Nadia/Tom and Leslie/Donna plots a lot, I think that Ron and Ben's stab at plotting Ron's post-death plans was the standout of the episode.

October 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 6

½

Limping into a sixth season, Parks and Recreation continues its downward spiral. Unfortunately the bulk of the season is spent undoing last season's story arc, as Leslie Knope fights a recall vote to remove her from Pawnee's city council, and there's a subplot involving a blundering merger attempt by Pawnee to envelope their rival city of Eagleton. Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are written out of the show, but since the writers have long forgotten how to write for Jones' character it's almost a blessing. Yet instead of using the opportunity to create fun new characters, they're replaced with even more annoying and stupid ones. Still, the season has a few shining moments as it brings the story arcs of several major characters to a conclusion. Season 6 has a glimmer of the smart, satirical comedy that Parks and Recreation once was, but the show has really lost its way.

DannM.

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