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Parks and Recreation

Features

Wednesday, March 6 2013

I Love This Town: Leslie Knope and the Rural Brain Drain

In presenting both extreme affection and disdain toward the fictional town of Pawnee, Parks and Recreation captures the very mixed feelings many people have regarding their nonfictional hometown.


Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


Tuesday, January 10 2012

The Best Television Shows of 2011

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best TV of 2009

Aside from one or two new shows, this look at the Best of TV 2009 seems awfully familiar. A look at early '60s admen? A practically incomprehensible drama about an island of airplane crash castaways? The Americanization of a UK workplace comedy? That definitely rings a bell.


Reviews

Wednesday, March 13 2013

'Parks and Recreation': Friends, Free Markets, and First Steps

The imminent demise of the Video Dome begs another, bigger, political question regarding government bailouts.


Monday, May 24 2010

Is This the Return of Must-See TV?

This year, NBC featured four strong comedies -- Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and 30 Rock -- each with its own distinct style and point of view, not a Single Guy among them.


News

Monday, May 17 2010

NBC races back to scripted shows in fall lineup

NEW YORK — NBC has fallen in love with scripted shows again. In a bid to slash costs last year, the beleaguered network put a record-low


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