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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 9, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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  • Summary: Leslie has to make a choice of running for mayor or dating Ben (Adam Scott) when she realizes she cannot have both.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Mike Lechevallier
    Sep 22, 2011
    88
    With a cast as ostensibly close-knit and in-tune as these actors are, season four of Parks and Recreation illustrates just how far the series has come from its mediocre beginnings, and could very well take it to even greater, and funnier, places.
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  1. Dec 5, 2011
    10
    Just wanted to throw up another 10 for this wonderful half hour of televised comedy. I absolutely adore this show and it deserves every plaudit solicited from fans and critics alike. If you haven't seen this show, give it a chance! The last five episodes are always up on hulu.com for free and you the viewer can be the judge. Engage with Zorp! Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2011
    10
    Looooovvvveeeeee it. Ben is super cute, Leslie is hilarious, Ron is the man, Tommy is smooth, April and Andy are awesome. There's nothing not to like.
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    10
    Brilliant television show. Fantastically written and acted. Severely underrated and should be watched by many more people. The storylines are intriguing and fantastic. Collapse
  4. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    I am in college and I adore this show. Amy Poehler is a beautiful, comical genius who shares her comical brilliance with the incredibly talented cast of Parks and Recreation. It's an amazing show, a truly amazing show. Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    I am HUGE fan of The Office (see my username) and I would like to dispel rumors that this is an Office wannabe. These shows are COMPLETELY different. Parks and Rec is WAYYY funnier than The Office, The Big Bang Theory (the worst comedy series ever), 30 Rock, Modern Family and any other show on TV. It has the highest quality factor and Amy Poehler is a comedy genius. Truly a brilliant show. Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2011
    10
    Why is this not the highest rated comedy on TV? It is the highest quality when it comes to writing, performing and craft so it should have the highest ratings to go along with it. NBC needs to support the hell out of this because this will go down in history as one of the best. Expand
  7. May 26, 2013
    7
    With Leslie Knope now running for office Parks and Recreation’s fourth season is arguably not quite as sharp as the previous two but thanks to its excellent cast of comedy characters it remains a very funny show indeed. Expand

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