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Parks and Recreation

Watch Parks and Recreation in its new time slot on Thursday’s at 8:30/7:30c on NBC

As many of you know this gem of an underrated comedy has been my favorite since day one and my loyalty to the show has only grown over the years.

  1. Amy Poehler: She just brings it in her role as Leslie Knope a character that will make you love people in government.
  2. Heart– The comedy knows how to bring tender emotional moments that the casts plays so well. The episodes “Win, lose, or draw” & “Halloween Surprise”  just bring out the best in the show.
  3. Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson– The anti government, mustached guy is such a unique a character that you can’t help but love from the start. And not to mention the Tammy’s. Plus Nick is practically the character he plays on the show in real life.
  4. Relationships– Leslie/Ben & April/Andy these characters weren’t forced together they were made for each other and there relationships just make you feel good.
  5. Laughs– Full of great lines from all the characters you can’t help but laugh at the situations they find themselves in and you just feel good at the end of every episode.

-Aaron @zaffuto234


8:30/7:30c Up All Night Season 2 Premiere on NBC

Season 2 clip- http://www.hulu.com/watch/401594

9/8c The Office Season 9 Premiere on NBC

Recap the season 8 finale.

9/8c Glee on FOX

9:30/8:30c Parks and Recreation Season 5 Premiere on NBC

Recap the season 4 finale.

10:30/9:30c Awkward Season 2 Finale on MTV


Community 8/7c on NBC

  • Abed not handling being expelled well. Dean wants him to see a psychiatrist. Whole group goes along with him.
  • Many flashbacks to Abed’s craziness.
  • Group defends his sanity claiming they are all a bit crazy.
  • Psychiatrist feels Abed need to be committed and that his obsession with Greendale is making him crazy.
  • Lots of short Flashback sketches..
  • Everyone needs to stop dwelling on Greendale to be healthy.
  • Group begins to think they weren’t expelled by the real dean and recall see 2.
  • Psychiatrist tries to tell group that Greendale doesn’t exist and they had a shared psychosis and were really at a Greendale mental institute this whole time. Where the Dean was in Charge.
  • It is revealed that the Psychiatrist was making it all up and he isn’t even a doctor at all.
  • The real Dean was kidnapped by Ben Chang and replaced by a fake. Chang hired to the fake Psychiatrist to keep the group off his scent but they have just discovered the truth.
  • The episode ends with Chang trying to devise phase 2 of his plan with the “Changlorious bastards”

30 Rock 8:30/7:30c

  • Avery is back!!! Along with another kidnapped american Scott Scottsman
  • Jenna is looking to get her wedding sponsored because that is what all celebrity’s do now.
  • Avery and Jack looking to get thing back to normal.
  • Jack is worried about anything that could of happened between her and Scott.
  • Avery and Scott were new anchors will kidnapped.
  • Avery to Jack “All is forgiven”
  • ” I finally watch the premiere of Prime Suspect on hulu”- Liz
  • Chris is upset he’s not making all the money in the relationship.
  • Jack about Avery “She has the brains of a man and the ass of a French teenager”
  • Christ gets attacked by the sesame street characters at his hot dog truck and Jenna joins the fight.
  • Jack throws a party for every holiday Avery has missed while away.
  • Jack tell Avery everything to try and get her to confess to what she did. He tells her about him kissing her mom and everything that he did wrong.
  • Avery didn’t do anything and was playing Jack the whole time. They are now back to normal and she forgives him.
  • Jack and Avery are planning on renewing their vows.

The Office Season 8 Finale

  • Dwight sets up a free family portrait studio.
  • Jim is worried about bring his kids in after his last prank to Dwight where he got him to wear a custom Velcro suit and pulled it off.
  • Andy comes in to work purposely looking like complete crap and begging for any kind of work.
  • Its is revealed that he got David Wallace who is now a rich to buy back the company and rehire him as manager.
  • In the mean time the office doesn’tbelieve him. Andy is doing janitor work so that when David does come him he can have a big aha moment.
  • Angela and the senator come in with their child for the portrait studio and Dwightfrantically tries to get a DNA sample to prove its his child.
  • Dwight get the babies diaper and speed off with Angela racing behind him.
  • David Wallace finally shows up and confirms that Andy is not crazy and was telling the truth. Tells everyone Sabre is being liquidated. Robert who is CEO of Sabre had no idea. David tells him he would be getting money for the liquidation and Robert tells David he has a charity (its fake) helping gymnasts around the word and he get a donation. Robert will now be away travailing the world.
  • Dwight is with Angela awaiting the DNA test results and they hook up again.
  • As the senator is leaving we find out he’s gay from comments made to Oscar.
Final thoughts:
It was a rather quiet be still enjoyable finale. It still left some unanswered questions like the father of Angela’s baby though its obvious its Dwight’s. It is hard to say where the show is headed now but I guess like every season right back to the office.

Parks and Recreation Season 4 Finale

  • Newport campaign tries to rig voting with there own machines.
  • Leslie is right on the verge a nervous breakdown.
  • Bobby has voted for Leslie.
  • Ben gets offered a campaigning job in the DC by Bobby’s campaign manager Jenifer.
  • April lost on the files on Leslie’s computer and Andy stupidly tries to fix it by throwing it.
  • Ann and Leslie de-stress by boxing.
  • Things don’t change at ALL for Ron Swanson.
  • Ben wants to stay with Leslie.
  • Leslie briefly looses the race. A recount is called.
  • Leslie will not forgive herself and what she put her friends through if she lost.
  • Ron reassures her “We helped because we care, win, lose or draw”
  • “I’ve had 11 whiskeys, you drive” Ron Swanson
  • Donna fixes the computer files instantly.
  • Leslie tells Ben to follow his dreams and go to DC and take the job.
  • Leslie wins by 21 votes!!!!!
  • “I’ve never been more relived in my entire life” Bobby Newport
  • Tom and Ann hook up while drunk.
  • Andy considers being a polices officer.
  • “Lets embark on a new journey together and see where it takes us”- Leslie Knope

Final Thoughts:

Very enjoyable finale for this gem of a comedy. I had no idea how the race was going end but either way Leslie would of pulled through it all. Now that she won it does leave open more possibilities for these characters such as following both Leslie in city console and the parks department. Andy becoming a police office could make for some great comedic moments.


Aaron:

Its NBC Thursday for me!

Community- 8/7c

30 Rock- 8:30/9:30c

The Office- 9/8c Season Finale

Dwight offers free family portraits, and a stolen diaper leads to a high-speed car chase. With help from an old boss, Andy goes undercover tries to get his job back by staging a coup. Robert faces a decision when presented with a new business opportunity.

Parks and Recreation- 9:30/8:30c Season Finale

Will Leslie win the election? Tune in tonight to find out.

If you weren’t watching The Voice finale then you missed this great Ron Swanson moment:

Coach Ron Swanson

Awake 10/9c

Just based on the promo we are in for a MUST SEE episode!

Scott:

Missing 8/7c on ABC

 

Touch 9/8c on FOX

Officially renewed for season 2!

 

Scandal 10/9c on ABC

The most talked about new series.


Its a question that I have been wondering after Deadline has reported that NBC is in talks to renew “30 Rock” for a short (likely 13ep) final season and also reports that “Community” and “Parks and Recreation” could also see short seasons if renewed.

If the veterans all get short seasons that would leave the schedule wide open to launch new series in hopes of digging themselves out of the downward ratings spiral.

Every veteran shows is down considerably in the ratings compared to last season, whats surprising is that “Parks” could get a short season since its doing very well in contrast to NBC’s other shows. The “30 Rock” news is no surprise given that the show is heading into its 7th season.

A look at the numbers:

30 Rock– 1.54 average VS 2.3 last season

Parks and Recreation– 1.84 average VS 2.4 last season

Community– 1.58 average VS 1.9 last season

The Office– 2.79 average VS 3.7 last season

What do you think, will you be just happy if they get renewed or mad that they will with less episodes?