Monday, September 25, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 25: Favorite Ben Moment

Via Fourth Wall Wyatt
Any time Adam Scott looks into the camera, it brings me joy. The other characters do this, as well, but his incredulous glances are so reminiscent of my own internal reactions to the ridiculous shit that other human beings do that it's impossible not to laugh. Now, you'd think that I would use one of his reactions to whatever antics the other characters are doing as my favorite Ben moment, but you'd be wrong. But it is a type of reaction, only while speaking to the "reality show crew."

Sunday, September 24, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 24: Favorite Chris Moment

Via Not a Federalist
Ah, Chris Traeger, the most perfectly-shaped man in the world who hopes to live to 150 ...

Rob Lowe does such a good job playing a perpetually chipper character, but when he's not at his best, omg I think I love him more. Which is why this is my favorite Chris moment:

Saturday, September 23, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 23: Favorite Leslie Moment

Via Geek Girl Con
In a similar manner to Chris Traeger, Leslie Knope is so much more relatable when she is not necessarily on her A-game, and luckily, we get to see that side of her more often than we do with Chris. I mean, she is the main character, after all.

Friday, September 22, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 22: Favorite Ron Moment

Via Entertainment Weekly
God, this may be even harder than April! Almost every nugget of Nick Offerman is a shining diamond (I say this not knowing of any nugget that is not a shining diamond, but I know that all humans are flawed), and I am having such a hard time narrowing it down to one.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 21: Favorite Garry Moment

Via Bustle
It would be easy to just pick one of the many times Garry fucks up throughout the show because I feel like Parks and Rec could have just as easily been the "Garry Fucks Up" documentary series, but none of these are my favorites. Plus, it doesn't fit with my theme of STOP BEING A DICK TO GARRY that I've been dedicated to for the past 21 days, so instead, my favorite moment is probably one of the sweetest interactions over seven seasons.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 20: Favorite April Moment

Via Huffington Post
This was actually the hardest one to pin down because April has insane things to say that seem to out-insane the last insane remark. And my favorite tends to fluctuate, depending on the day, so it was a little bit like Sophie's Choice, but with less emotional stakes obviously.

It was a toss-up between the two following moments, so I'm going to go ahead and declare a tie for my two favorite April Ludgate moments:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 19: Parks and Recreation's Relevance

Via Odyssey
For me, Parks and Rec is definitely an escape: people working together to make positive change in their town, despite the town's lack of enthusiasm and occasional outright hatred of such change. If you look at the tone of the show, even way back in the first season, the writers were inspired by the idea of hope that Obama preached during his two terms as the president of the United States. Agree with him on his politics or not, you cannot deny that he did inspire this in a lot of people.

Monday, September 18, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 18: Something That Didn't Happen I Wish Did

I think this is the hardest challenge question yet, actually. It's not that I can't see the flaws of this show, of which there are many, but I have a difficult time altering someone else's vision, especially one as focused as the creators of Parks and Rec was. However, I was able to narrow it down to one thing that always rubbed me the wrong way.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 17: Something That Happened I Wish Didn't

Via Plated
I understand that art is constantly evolving, and I can appreciate when an artist wants to part with their work to either try new things or simply take a break. That doesn't mean I have to like it. When I found out that Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe were leaving Parks and Rec, I was devastated ... well, as much as you can be about a fictional thing, I suppose. The cornerstone relationship on the show was between Leslie and Ann, and I could not imagine how things could continue without that there.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

30 Day Parks and Recreation Challenge, Day 16: Least Favorite Recurring Character

This is gonna be short and sweet; I think I'm coming down with something, and this is actually a pretty easy entry.
Via Giphy
I know he's supposed to be a hated character, but I feel like there's nothing really that interesting about Dennis Feinstein. At least Jeremy Jamm's behavior is rooted in a deep-seated self-loathing, and while I can't stand him, either, at least I don't skip through his scenes. And this is coming from someone who actually really likes the actor.

Oh, well. No show is absolutely perfect.

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