My Heart Gently Weeps: The Series Finale Of ‘Parks & Recreation’ Is Tonight
I’m not ready! The only thing more cruel than one of your favorite shows ending is that same show having an abbreviated final season, which is exactly what happened to Parks & Recreation. During the final season NBC has been airing two episodes a week, and the series finale tonight is an hour long, so I can’t help but feel rushed as I’m trying to say goodbye to my favorite people from Pawnee, Indiana. Parks & Rec premiered at a perfect time for me, as The Office was winding down and I wasn’t sure if another comedy in the style of The Office would be able to take it’s place. Then along came Leslie, Ron, Ann and the rest of the Parks department to fill that void, and fill it they did, as Parks eventually became one of the best comedies on television. What separated Parks & Rec from other great comedies was how deep their roster was; Leslie and her crew were the mainstays, but the recurring characters like Ron’s wives, Councilman Jamm and other politicians, plus the addition of Ben and Chris gave the show so many funny and interesting characters that it was impossible to have a bad episode. Parks & Recreation will be missed, and I’ll be eating waffles for dinner in honor of the great Leslie Knope tonight.