Parks and Recreation: Season 6 (2013 - 2014)



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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Air date: Sep 26, 2013
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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.

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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation Season 6

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

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

Jan 13, 2014 | Full Review…
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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.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

The future is bright for Leslie Knope.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a clever way to explain away Pratt's need to be in London for most of the season, but it also gives us the opportunity to see April and Andy function apart providing the show with some pretty sweet.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Jan 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.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Just hearing that peppy theme song is like curling up in bed after a long time away from home; you wonder how you survived without it and you never want to leave.

Mar 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This isn't the first time that Parks has closed a major episode on a scene that felt like a great series-ender.

Feb 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Parks is back with a vengeance.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Nov 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 6


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.


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