Sunday, December 4, 2011

Parks and Recreation: Christmas Scandal (2009)

I think this is the second episode of Parks and Recreation I've seen, but I can't actually remember the first, so it's possible I'm imagining it and this is actually the first.

Either way, this is a really bizarre show.

I can't decide whether or not I enjoyed watching it. The show felt very character-driven, so I expect it's better the more you see it.  Not that I have much interest in testing that theory, mind you.

The plot focused on an imagined sex scandal involving the main character and a local politician. Most of the humor revolved around the absurdity of a small town trying to pretend it's a big city, and it worked most of the time.

This one was more set at Christmas than it was Christmas-themed. For what it's worth, the backgrounds contained plenty of decorations, and a few of the B-plots were holiday related. Still, if you're looking for something to fill you with Christmas cheer, you'd best look elsewhere.

1 comment :

  1. It is better the more you see it. For my money, it one of the best comedies on TV now that 30 Rock has jumped the shark.
    For the record, I remember and enjoyed this episode, but have no recollection of it being set at Christmas.