Parks and Recreation Season 5 Review “Halloween Surprise”

Parks and Recreation brilliantly executed a classic comedy television trope this week. We watched our lead, Leslie Knope, struggle with a very rough personal week. After all, it’s not every week you can sell your best friend, give a sweet, but incompetent, man a fart heart attack, and question the relationship with your boyfriend. Given her struggles this year to navigate her new position, Leslie’s difficulties in this episode didn’t play like anything but another bad day. When you finally arrive at the moment that gavethe episode its name, the rug dragging is beautifully abrupt. The moment itself may not have matched Leslie in the voting booth last year, but it got pretty damn close. It was well executed by all the parties involved. Read More...


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