ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

I watched Season 1 about one or two years ago and unfortunately found it boring, so I stopped watching it.

Since then, I have constantly heard that you have to skip season one and from some people, even season two, but I still never really made the effort to watch it again.

I’ve been sick that last four days and wanted to watch something that I didn’t really have to pay attention to, so for some reason, I put on Parks and Recreation.

I’ve been watching this show for three days straight now.

I just can’t stop. Every time an episode ends; I just hit ‘next’ and start the next episode.

I did watch Season 2 and definitely don’t think anyone should skip this season.

The cast is amazing. Amy Poehler is one of my favourite SNL alums and is the reason I wanted to watch this in the first place. I’m pretty sure Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) is my spirit animal and there is no way near enough of Donna (Retta).

The only character is don’t like is Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), I just find his character annoying with only very few laughs coming from anything involving his character.

There has been a steady assembly of guest stars including fellow Saturday Night Live alums and some of the casts’ spouses, including Will Arnett and Megan Mullally and I suspect that it will continue throughout the last four seasons.

Also the consistency throughout the show is awesome, there are mentions of event and/or characters from episodes past. Some shows can learn a lot (Teen Wolf... I'm looking at you!!).

A great show. The first season is only six episodes, so it doesn’t really matter if you watch it or skip it but from Season 2 onwards is GOLD!!


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