'Parks and Recreation' Season 5 premiere: Leslie vs. the bureaucracy


Sometimes, you just like getting together with old friends again. So it is with the fifth-season premiere of "Parks and Recreation.""Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" is not the fall-off-the-couch funniest episode the series has done, despite some great stuff from Chris Pratt as Andy and the surprising comic duo of Tom and Ann. Ron's love of grilled meats almost went too far, sending him to the verge of being unlikable.But this is a show that knows its characters so well and is so consistent in the way it handles them that it's fun just to spend 22 minutes with them, almost regardless of where they and we end up.RELATED: Ron Swanson's best quotesIt would not be at all surprising if Ben returns to Pawnee for good at some point later in the season, but it's nice to see the show follow through on the scenario it set up at the end of last season. It's...



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