What makes these episodes feel extra-special is the sense of purpose to them. There's a big story being told here--not one that requires you to watch every episode (though your funny bone will thank you if you do), but one that seems to raise the stakes for everyone involved, and which makes the jokes funnier, the characters richer, in the process.
Having taken a few episodes to truly find its feet back in seasons one and two Parks and Recreation continues to go from strength to strength in its third season. Having replaced the rather dull Mark Brendanawicz with the combination of Ben Wyatt and Chris Traeger the cast is well and truly complete with every character now bringing something to the show, and this all makes for one of the most consistently funny season of feel good comedy you’ll ever see.
The cast is phenomenal, the writing inventive and genuinely funny, and you could pick just about any character--Andy or Ann, or Ron or Tom (Aziz Ansari) and almost mistake them for the show lead instead of Poehler. But still not quite in the same league as the show that precedes or the one that follows.
This season, the writers have taken her even further away from the cliche of the incompetent boss--currently being flogged to death by The Office. Leslie is now both realer and more amusing, the humor of her character stemming from the fact that she's good in a profession that no one, including her boss and her subordinates, seems to care too much about.
Poehler has great skill at delivering outrageous lines in a droll deadpan. That sets the tone for a cast, including Lowe and Scott, with similar abilities.
Too many of the sketches, though, cross that fine but visible line between bemused absurdity and slapstick.
This is one of my favorite shows of all the time. Season 3 of Parks and Rec is probably my favorite season of all comedy series, I rewatched each episode about 2 or 3 times because every episode this season is gold. The cast is incredible, not one of them are boring in anyway, each character is incredibly funny in their own way.. The stories are so great and the humor is just top notch. 10/10. I highly recommend this show.
Parks and Rec does it again! This season is so incredible, it will make you laugh so much. Amy Poehler is just phenomenal, all the cast from Aziz Ansari to Nick Offerman are amazing. Give this show a try, I promise you won't regret it!
Absolutely hilarious! One of the best Television seasons of all time right up there with The Office seasons 2-4, Spongebob seasons 1-3 and South Park seasons 4-14. There's so much heart and constant comedy. PnR has rightfully secured it's place as the funniest and best show on TV