In the sea of Netflix suggestions, Parks and Recreation (otherwise known as Parks and Rec) comes up all the time. Shows with multiple types of humor have been extremely popular lately, and Parks and Rec is included in that category.  So if Netflix suggest that you watch Parks and Recreation here’s why. 

The show is witty, goofy, quirky, and will have you constantly laughing throughout the shows seven seasons. And if you liked The Office, Parks and Rec was written by the same writers and is filmed in the same style.

So even though most people prefer one show over the other, they end up liking both (they just don’t like to admit it).

The show and its actors have been nominated for multiple awards, and has also won a fair amount of them. If a show is that acclaimed and also recommended that often by people, then you should probably start watching it. But incase you still aren’t sure, here’s a little more you should know when you watch Parks and Recreation

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Ok so here is the brief synopsis of parks and rec:  1. The story takes place in the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee, where Leslie Knope (played by SNL’s Amy Poehler) is in charge of the Parks Department.  2. Leslie is enthusiastic, and determined to be successful at her job. She also eventually dreams of becoming President of the United States. 3. The show is filmed in a documentary style and starts out with a slow plot as the viewer gets to know the characters.  4. As the show goes on, relationships and romance start to heavily impact the plot (but doesn’t that happen in every show?). The only way to describe this show is that the writers are taking something completely normal, and making it into something hilarious and extremely entertaining.

Cast and Characters

  • Leslie Knope played by Amy Poehler

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  • Ann Perkins played by Rashida Jones

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  • Tom Haverford played by Aziz Ansari

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  • Ron Swanson played by Nick Offerman

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  • April Ludgate played by Aubrey Plaza

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  • Mark Brendanawicz played by Paul Schneider

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  • Andy Dwyer played by Chris Pratt

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  • Ben Wyatt played by Adam Scott

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  • Chris Traeger played by Rob Lowe

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After seeing the cast, hearing the plot and knowing that this series is as funny as The Office you have no choice but to watch Parks and Recreation.  It just might be your new favorite!   

Published by Makayla Cacciola

Makayla has lived her whole life in central Pennsylvania, and is currently a student in Harrisburg, PA. Besides her love of writing, she also has a passion for many different types of music and connecting with people.