Parks and Recreation Season 5 Review “How a Bill Becomes a Law”

Whenever people wonder what makes Parks and Recreation the best comedy on television (for reals!), episodes like these serve as a great starting point for discussion. The episode was simple in its use of the show’s comedic pairings (Ron and Andy never fail to deliver), and its ability to be beautifully human in a genre that is often prone to caricatures.

Leslie’s descent into the seedy underbelly of elected government continued with a different partner in crime this week (a very game Tom), and sporting an aborted half-perm that never ceased to be funny anytime it popped up on the screen. What’s becoming clearer and clearer is that the plan is to explore exactly how far Leslie is willing to go in service of her ideals. Idealistic people often fall pray to people of opportunity. This week, it’s just an office with a private bathroom, but what comes after that? These are not normally things that matter in a half hour comedy, but Parks does such a great job of developingthese storylines, that you genuinely want Leslie to succeed in her role as city councilwoman. We want the city council to bend to her will because she has earned that respect from us. Read More...


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