'Parks and Recreation' - 'Eagleton': A tale of two cities

'Parks and Recreation' - 'Eagleton': A tale of two cities

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I have a question about your inflatable saxophones... "You'll get a lot of job offers in your life, but you only have one hometown." -RonLeslie Knope is awesome. We know this. We've known this for quite some time now. Sometimes, though, it's nice to be reminded of just how awesome she can be, and "Eagleton" offered that in spades. The title story not only helped expand the show's universe by giving Pawnee an enviable (if obnoxious) neighbor city, but it filled in some important pieces of Leslie Knope backstory. In hindsight - particularly if you ignore her characterization in much of season 1 and assume she's always been super-intense but in a warm and inviting way - it seems odd that a woman with Leslie's ambitions and talent would still be a deputy department director at her age, and also (again, ignoring some of her more off-putting season 1 moments) that she wouldn't have had any friends before Ann came along.(*) Both mysteries are solved by the introduction of Parker Posey as Leslie's ex-pal Lindsay, who ended their friendship when she took the bigger job in Eagleton that she'd talked Leslie out of taking for herself.  Read More...


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