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Parks and Recreation Season 5 Review “Animal Control”

Recently, there has been some internet kerfuffle regarding the state of Parks and Recreation. All of the nice people in the kerfuffle agreed that Parks was a genius show, but maybe it had run its course. Given how well plotted the beginning of the season was, many people believed that the end of the season should be the show’s last. Tonight, the regular fans of the show should have their fears assuaged. This episode was a brilliantly constructed piece of television. The best of the three stories (as usual) involved Ron Swanson. Given Ron’s penchant for privacy and general distaste for foods with actual content, the hilarity that ensued from his bout with a strep throat should come as no surprise. Using Ann to play the miffed straight (wo)man (something she does quite well), the show gave us what the audience came to see: Ron was threatening, curt, ridiculous, and giggled at certain points in the episode. The story was everything you could want out of a Ron Swanson-centric arc. READ MORE...

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