Parks and Recreation: Season 7 (2015)

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Season 7
Parks and Recreation

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Parks and Recreation's closing chapter deftly incorporates time-skip gags into the everyday bureaucracy of Pawnee, all while delivering a moving farewell to a cast of characters audiences have grown to love like family.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 572

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 13, 2015
2
Air date: Jan 13, 2015
3
Air date: Jan 20, 2015
4
Air date: Jan 20, 2015
5
Air date: Jan 27, 2015
6
Air date: Jan 27, 2015
7
Air date: Feb 3, 2015
8
Air date: Feb 3, 2015
9
Air date: Feb 10, 2015
10
Air date: Feb 10, 2015
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The seventh and final season is set three years into the future. Leslie is now the Midwest Regional Parks Director, with April and Andy---who has his own TV show---reporting to her. Garry also reports to Leslie, but is known as Terry. Ben remains City Manager; Ron has left the Parks Department to start a construction company called Very Good; Tom is a highly successful business owner; and Donna runs her Regal Meagle real-estate firm. As the season begins, an intense rivalry is ignited when Leslie takes interest in purchasing land for a national park, but it just so happens Ron is pursuing the same land for his construction company. Eventually, Ben, April, Andy, Donna, Tom and Terry are forced to intervene as tensions reach a boiling point. Before the curtain closes, the gang tackle one last project together.

Cast

Jon Glaser
as Jeremy Jamm
Kathryn Hahn
as Jen Barkley

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Critic Reviews for Parks and Recreation Season 7

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (14)

The [finale] congratulated itself for its own sweetness, instead of recognizing that a hint of sourness has always been part of what made Parks and Recreation so delicious.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…
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The show's progressive ideals were honored while its heroically "small" home was martyred for the cause.

Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A show that triumphed through quiet decency and consistency can be excused for ending with an exclamation point.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The end of a seven-season comedy about people trying to do good in the world feels like a small tragedy. Especially when they make it seem like so much fun in the process.

Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Might be the last great network sitcom.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

It papered over every difficulty in a way that felt less like resolution than a cheat -- adopting an almost cult-like insistence on perfect happiness in life, and happiness in a particular mold.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

What has always made Parks and Recreation more than just a collection of great bits and one-liners (though it has plenty of both) has been its impeccable characterizations. Leslie Knope is a hero... but she's also human.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

While this final season has... sharpened its satire of our dependence on technological connection over human interaction, the most blatant social commentary that could be mined from Parks and Recreation is just how blissful that human interaction can be.

Oct 10, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm not saying that binge-watching Parks and Recreation is as advisable as seeking help from a therapist or medical professional. I am merely stating that watching the show helped me gain new perspective on my life.

Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The last season of Parks and Rec was a master class in how to tell a story set in the near future.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Mike Schur, Amy Poehler and the fine folks behind and in front of the scenes at Parks and Rec managed to give us a finale that served not only its viewers, but itself and its characters. That's no easy feat.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The show remains consistent in its world-view, which is more like a country-view, which is to say, Pawnee has always been a microcosm of nothing less than these here United States.

Mar 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 7

  • 4h ago
    Fantastic ending to one of the best shows in television history! The show is so well written and so well cast that it feels like heaven. The cast has some of the best actors of the generation including, but definitely not limited to, Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn. This show is quite the step up from The Office. Instead of being crude or uncomfortable it is warm and sweet. The show has some of the sweetest plots ever. Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt's chemistry as April and Andy carries through straight to the finale. It is so wonderful to see where these fantastic characters land. Even getting to see April and Andy as (Spoiler Alert) parents. Quite possibly the best comedy ever, this show is a must watch!
  • May 28, 2020
    In his last season, Greg Daniels, Michael Schur and his team, have a mission to give us the essential outcome for the characters ... Sometimes a little distracted in approaching technology in the near future, along with some leaps in time, even so the series focuses as best on the characters as possible and the result is incredible ... Parks and Recreation is undoubtedly one of the best comedy series in existence ... This ending is decent and exciting.
  • May 16, 2020
    The last season of Parks and Recreation is different for others. Sometimes the idea of time jumps can be distracting, but the characters are so enjoyable that it often doesn't matter. Once the finale approaches, Parks and Rec serves as a nostalgic treat for all fans.
  • May 03, 2020
    This is a final season that never fails to satisfy and the final episode of the series is a great way for Leslie Knope and the Parks department to go off in the future
  • Apr 09, 2020
    Great show that wraps everything up with this season. Was a big confusing when they were jumping around in time.
  • Apr 07, 2020
    Parks and Recreation wraps up many storylines for its beloved characters in its final season, while still delivering moments of heart and hilarity, especially in its unique and almost perfect finale.
  • Mar 27, 2020
    This series is so wholesome & never fails to make me feel good. Great final season, beautiful ending (this is how TV shows should end!) and yes, "Bye, Bye, Little Sebastian" is a masterpiece of a song.
  • Mar 16, 2020
    While it may pander a bit by throwing a bunch of old characters and cameo appearances in place of story in a few episodes, this is still a fun and fulfilling ending to a charming show.
  • Mar 14, 2020
    The cringy moments outnumber the funny moments but the finale is perfect!
  • Feb 07, 2020
    Good show, but terrible ending!

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