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Parks and Recreation Recap: Animal Adoption Fair

At long last, we're back to Pawnee and the election that has riveted a nation. But first, let's check in on Tom and Ann, the relationship that has confused a nation. Ann gives us a clue as to why she's still with Tom as she walks Leslie through his apartment, which is tricked out with a constant cheese plate, a full shelf of coconut water, a thermostat always on 80 degrees, and blankets, blankets, blankets! Tom has what we call in the industry a "girl house." Next time we see Leslie, she's accosting Councilman Pillner (an always excellent Bradley Whitford, whom you should go see in Cabin in the Woods ) about how he's planning on cutting the budget by 8 percent. She lays it on thick, attempting to scare him with a picture of a young girl who is surely in for a future of tribal tattoos and barfing in hot tubs if not for the intervention of Parks Department programs. He decides to stay his hand, which I'm sure won't have any adverse effects… //www.vulture.com/2012/04/parks-and-recreation-recap-live-ammo.html

Parks and Recreation Review: Pillner for Pawnee

Parks and Recreation returned this week with " Live Ammo ," and it was as warm and comfy as Tom Haverford’s apartment, where there’s always a soft blanket within reach and the temperature is 80 degrees, night and day. The A story: Leslie asks Councilman Pillner (guest star Bradley Whitford) to reverse an eight percent cut in the city parks dept. The money is coming from a county animal shelter, leading accusations that she might personally kill an adorable yellow lab puppy. She seems likes she’s about to learn a lesson about making hard budget decisions, until she comes up with a creative solution, even though it’s bad for her campaign. But it’s no big deal, because she’s going to demolish Bobby Newport a the debate next week (foreshadowing?) Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2012/04/parks-and-recreation-review-pillner-for-pawnee/

'Parks and Recreation' - 'Live Ammo': Ships in bottles

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Live Ammo," the April 19 episode of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in which Bradley Whitford guest stars as the show returns from a brief hiatus. //www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/review-parks-and-recreation-live-ammo-ships-in-bottles

'Parks and Recreation' - 'Live Ammo': Let Leslie be Leslie

"Parks and Recreation" had all the ingredients in place to do a full-blown "West Wing" homage with its return from a five-week hiatus. The episode is called "Live Ammo," a reference to a line from Aaron Sorkin's late, great series. Bradley Whitford was a guest star. The "Parks" set features a couple of long hallways for walking and talking.Thursday's (April 19) show did feature a couple nods to "The West Wing," including a walk-and-talk scene between Leslie and Whitford's character, a Pawnee councilman. But the show wisely didn't go full Sorkin, because really, would you believe it if Ben or Ron or April suddenly started talking really quickly?Instead we got another in a line of consistently strong campaign stories, this one focusing on the conflict between Leslie's current parks department job and her electoral ambitions. It also made room for another excellent Ron-and-Chris teamup and a good B-story for Season 4 MVP contender Aubrey Plaza,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/parks-and-recreation---live-ammo-let-leslie-be-leslie.html

Parks and Recreation “Live Ammo” Review

After a hiatus that seemed like it took forever,  Parks and Recreation  returned tonight with "Live Ammo", yet another episode dedicated to Leslie’s campaign. I will say, though, that this episode didn’t take the story line and drag it into the ground like  Parks and Rec  had done in the past. I don’t know if it was the hiatus we had, or if this was just a really well written episode, but "Live Ammo" was great. Leslie is having problems maintaining her job at the parks department as well as managing her campaign. We find out that April has been picking up some of Leslie’s slack at work, and while she isn’t the best contender to replace Leslie, she does have a soft spot for animals… something that I didn’t see coming. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/04/19/parks-and-recreation-live-ammo-review/