It was bound to happen sooner or later to Parks, but "Sweet Sixteen" ending up failing instead of passing.
There just wasn’t a whole lot here to get excited for. Leslie’s campaign has been a fun plot device and a great way to further her dreams and goals, and yes, of course, the two of them are going to come to a head eventually. Leslie being overextended wasn’t the problem. The problem was that the stories lacked any real comedy.
It breaks my heart a little bit to type that, but it’s the truth. "Sweet Sixteen" couldn’t even Jerry this one.
Ron’s complete amusement as Leslie was going absolutely crazy trying to handle all of her tasks was the peak of the episode. As was his talk to her at the end. I love Leslie and Ron time. Watching Ron tease her and be serious (no half-assing, only whole-assing) with her is something I love to watch. Read More...