Parks and Recreation: Season 7 (2015)

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Season 7
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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: 15

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Air date: Jan 13, 2015
2
Air date: Jan 13, 2015
3
Air date: Jan 20, 2015
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Air date: Jan 20, 2015
5
Air date: Jan 27, 2015
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Air date: Jan 27, 2015
7
Air date: Feb 3, 2015
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Air date: Feb 3, 2015
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Air date: Feb 10, 2015
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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 (15) | Top Critics (5)

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…

No matter how much you think you're ready, it's going to be hard to say goodbye to Leslie Knope.

Feb 24, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Here at the end, I stand by most of my criticisms that this season, as a whole, was good, not great.

Mar 16, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Parks and Recreation, a show that miraculously held on at NBC for seven seasons under the near-constant threat of cancellation, has always striven to please its fans.

Feb 26, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Seven seasons in, Parks And Recreation remains a reliable comedy machine.

Feb 24, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The land drama will likely continue, but what everyone loves best about Parks has always been seeing the way its cast interacts with one another, and we finally have that back where it should be.

Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

The fact that the series hasn't lost its sense of humor or its charm in the wake of Ron and Leslie's mutual hostility is also a testament to how much viewers love and care about ALL of Parks and Rec's characters and their lives.

Jan 15, 2015 | Full Review…

It wasn't enough to just stick with the time jump that we all saw at the tail-end of last season, but the whole show dynamic is different, with most every character having moved on from anything Parks related.

Jan 15, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Parks and Recreation: Season 7

  • May 29, 2019
    An incredible wrap-up and finale, of the best comedy series in my opinion.
  • May 21, 2019
    So many people have told me to watch "Parks and Recreation" for years, and I finally went ahead and watched this series and I loved it. The show is a fantastic comedy, not because it's perfect, but because it's very consistent. Everything after the underwhelming first season is first-rate, and I have a hard time picking a favorite season after season 3. The show is constantly hilarious and the characters and fun and endearing with truly lovable characters. The show definitely has a similar feel to the successful U.S. version of "The Office" which makes sense due to the very talented writers of both of these series. I personally think I prefer "The Office" overall but I will say that "Parks and Rec" is the perfect length and never feels like it's longer than it needed to be. This show put me in a great mood regardless of what type of day I was having and had plenty of moments that were genuinely touching. Ultimately taking the heartfelt and hilarious journey to Pawnee, Indiana is well worth the time.
  • Jan 10, 2019
    THIS ENSEMBLE COMEDY SOMEHOW GETS EVEN BETTER. THE STRING OF GUEST STARS AS RESIDENTS OF PAWNEE HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT.(AND A SHOCKING CONTINUITY OF DETAILS UPON REWATCHING) , I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THE WAY THE STARS PLAY OFF EACH OTHER POEHLER+ OFFERMAN/ ANSARI+ RETTA/ PRATT +PLAZA WHAT A WONDERFUL COMBINATION OF TALENT. and a bonus shout out to Ben SCHWARTZ + Jenny Slate as 2 of the the most obnoxiously hilarious roles in tv history!
  • Nov 17, 2018
    I have watched this show through over 10 times and I still laugh every time, it's truly perfection.
  • Oct 29, 2018
    I was - and am still very disappointed with this season of Parks and Rec, which is a shame as it's the last season. To start off, this show no longer takes place in the Parks and Recreation department, which is stupid given the name is "PARKS AND RECREATION." And, in the beginning of this season, they tell us that Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope are no longer friends, when in the season 6 finale, the last shot is of them drinking together, and smiling. The show tells us that they're not friends because of "Morning Star," which is something they don't explain off the bat of the show. So, being cliche story writers ever since Season 6 of "The Office," Michael Schur and the rest of the mockumentary writing crew put off telling us what Morning Star is for FOUR WHOLE EPISODES, which is just a stupid thing to do. Then, once Ron actually explains what Morning Star is, it's not even a big deal! Ron tore down a couple of houses so people could see Leslie's park, but since one of those houses happened to be Ann's old house which had been abandoned for three years, Leslie flips shit. Anyways, we see an already childish character be made out to be like a five year old when they're told to share their toys so EVERYONE can be happy. The season finale of the entire show was also an insane disappointment to me. Instead of wrapping up every characters story arc, they decide to show us how each character turned out to be 10-50 years down the line, which is also very unrealistic as a camera crew wouldn't be following the same group of people around for more than a decade, but it's also left me with more questions than answers. Like how Did Brandi Maxxx become the chairman of the city council of Pawnee even after Eagleton merged with Pawnee? And why did Garry/Larry/Terry/Jerry stay Mayor for so long, as he was very clearly not qualified, and why did Ben think he's make a good mayor in the first place? Lastly, I do think this season wasn't awful because it did have some great episodes like Andy's TV show episode before he leave Pawnee and moves to D.C., Donna and Joe's wedding, when Jam gets together with Tammy 2, and when the mayor of Pawnee does, along with Ron's barber. Other than tat, this season was extremely disappointing and was also unbelievably short.
  • Oct 17, 2018
    "Hey babe, the oven's ready. Chop, Chp!! Daddy want piiiie." -- Ben Wyatt. It is extremely inconsistent & foolish lines as such, (but arguably even MORE extreemely imbecilic/unhumorous actions more than anything), that really rattle around one's brainand ruin an entire episode. That was just one example, but they also go to the Gary/Jerry/Larry well way, waaaaaaaay too many times (a la Kevin in The Office.). It is beyond lazy writing that can very, very, very easily sully episodes to an amazing effect ... and on an extremely easy & consistent basis.
  • Apr 29, 2018
    This show just got better as it went on!
  • Oct 09, 2017
    It's weird - I can't think of very many moments that are exceptional, and in fact whilst watching the show I wasn't feeling all that much ... Yet, looking back on the show in the finale, I realised that I'd literally be missing the characters of Parks & Rec. Definitely feels like saying goodbye to friends, and I think P&R is an optimistic yet fairly realistic portrayal of growing up and into oneself. A warm, motivating cup of chocolate worth coming back to when you need or want.
  • Jun 30, 2017
    Even without Rob and Rashida, P&R season 7 is just as funny and engaging as ever.
  • May 16, 2017
    Ooh. This season sure is sappy. There is still some cheap satire for the ages, and for those who are invested in this show, I recommend capping your dedication with every last episode of the show. Otherwise, this season plays out like an extended epilogue, with the last episode an entire epilogue to the epilogue. Again, if you had been watching this show for a while, there is great merit in watching the final hijinks of this lovable, sweet cast. And they are especially sweet here. For newcomers, go back. Far back.

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