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Parks and Recreation

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Maggot, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    i have finished. <sob>

    what am i supposed to do now? where do i go to?

    :(
     
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  2. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Give yourself time... at least a few months... and then you get to start all over again.
     
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  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    is there another tv show in the meantime?
     
  4. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Community?
     
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  5. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Community, or 30 Rock. Or Arrested Development.
     
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  6. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I'm one of those who doesn't really like Tina Fey, but does like Amy Poehler, so no way I'd recommend 30 Rock, but that's just me. That being said, I found The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt amusing and it has quirky warmth to it, but nothing on the scale or with the same class as Parks and Rec.

    I watched the first episode of Community and didn't go back, but maybe I needed to give it more time. It has a loyal following.

    Arrested Development is comedy gold that I'd recommend to everyone. Although the bits with Charlize Theron were about as funny as emphysema. And I hear the reboot season wasn't that great either, but I haven't watched that. Liza Minelli was perfect in every scene she was in.

    I quite enjoyed what I saw of Modern Family.

    Another interesting one, although not the same kind of comedy style, is The United States of Tara. Very funny at times but with a serious subject at its heart, and often very moving.
     
  7. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Community is a good idea to follow.

    I don't get arrested development at all.

    Kimmy schmidt isn't bad.

    Master of none is a possible.
     
  8. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Broklyn Nine Nine is by the same writers. Very different though.
     
  9. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    Not particualrly funny for a start.
     
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  10. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Brooklyn Nine Nine looks like Scrubs with guns and is about exactly as appealing as that prospect sounds.
     
  11. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I found it was a grower and really like it now, but yes - not every ones cup of tea.
     
  12. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    The problem with arrested development is its fanatical fans. NOTHING can be as funny as they make it sound.

    It is however brilliant.

    Another vote for community it's quirkier than Parks and Rec, or more accurately more fantastically. Lots of episodes are on weird themes and premises. You can't really argue with a sitcom that had a DnD themed episode.
     
  13. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Oh I watched a couple of episodes of Master of None too. Really didn't find it funny. Maybe that's a grower too, idk.

    It was 'American' comedy, iyswim. idk. There's a particular type of American humour I just don't get, and that was it.
     
  14. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    ^ I know that statement is ridiculous, btw. I know all humour in American shows is by definition American humour. It's like how I find SNL really weird. I just don't get it. And a lot of the comedy in their talk shows, including often times The Daily Show etc, falls flat for me. That's obviously just a subjective thing to do with what I find funny.
     
  15. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I think I really should give this another go. Is the first episode at all indicative of the rest of it? Because that's as far as I got.
     
  16. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    To be honest like P&R the first season is a bit wobbly but it finds its ground by the end of the first season. Frankly if you don't like the paint ball episode it's not for you (and incidentally you're dead inside)
     
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  17. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    Bojack Horseman
     
  18. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I stopped after the first episode of that too :D

    Really didn't like it.
     
  19. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Now, Bob's Burgers. I love Bob's Burgers.
     
  20. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    I don't think I laughed much at master of none but I did enjoy watching it.
    Grace and Frankie?
     
  21. TikkiB

    TikkiB Well-Known Member

    I'd echo the recommendation to stick with Community. It gets better once it's found its groove, and then it is fantastic. The same lovely human vibe (in the most part) that you get from P&R.

    the final series is slightly off, but still good.
     
  22. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    I'm actually mid season-4 of Parcs & Rec. How many more seasons are there?
     
  23. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    It took me a few attempts, but it's fantastic, and highly re-watchable.
     
  24. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    2 1/2

    Community also suffers from creative squabbling and the show dips on the season Harmon was sacked.

    Watched Modern Warfare on my own advice last night. The protracted slagging of Glee, a great John Woo homage, the running Die Hard gag and a throw away The Warriors reference it's still solid.
     
  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Silicon Valley?
     
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  26. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    I loved the whole Entertainment 720 story. I want a party button! :D
     
  27. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Is very very good but very offensive. "You bought piss to shit fight kid".
     
  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Im all about offensive comedy
     
  29. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    Just Silicon Valley is very good it just won't fill that Parks n Rec hole. Which is a lovely comedy about nice people who are horrible to Jerry.

    I have a minor man crush on Gilfoyle

     
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  30. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    I hope you watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia :D
     
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