Parks and Recreation Review: Sexy Qualifications

While I’m not entirely sure why NBC decided to make Paul Rudd such a big surprise in their promotion of "Campaign Ad" he blended so seamlessly into Parks that it really doesn’t matter in the end.

Rudd is the perfect "villain" for Leslie. Why? Because he’s not and that is why he’s perfect. Bobby Newport is just the well off, privileged son of Sweetums. He’s not mean, or vindictive. Bobby has never had to work for anything in his life other than saying "please." He’s in uncharted territory with Leslie and isn’t sure what to do. Which is why he’s so charming and likeable.

And, as much as I would love to see Leslie get a little mean and play some dirty politics (which could still happen, who knows!), it’s better this way. Leslie is funnier when she’s trying to accomplish everything on her to do list with supreme positivity and happiness: Like stopping global terrorism, formally recognizing South Korea, forming a better Better Business Bureau, and enacting the Raccoon Relocation Project. Read More...


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