Parks and Recreation Season Three Review


Parks and Recreation
Season Three

Reviewed by David Savage

Starring: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 447 Minutes
Number of Episodes: 16
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 8 July 2013

At the end of season two the state auditors Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) and Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) were called in and shut down the bankrupt government of Pawnee leaving everybody with no job for the Summer. Season three starts with the government being reinstated and Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) rounding up her team to get back to the busy task of running Pawnee, Indiana. Some are happy to be going back, other not.

Now back at work, operating on a shoestring budget, Leslie decides to give something to the town and embarks of the biggest project of her career by bringing back the town’s Harvest Festival. To make this a success she has to get a curse put on it removed.

Season three also sees the burying of a time capsule for the town that causes nothing but problems including a man handcuffing himself to a pipe in Leslie’s office because she won’t include the Twilight novels. Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) remarries his third ex-wife, the psychotic librarian (Megan Mullally). Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza) decide to get married, quickly. A cook-off between health nut Chris Traeger and meat loving Ron Swanson to see who can make the tastiest burger. Jerry paints a picture that resembles a topless Leslie and causes problems with the town’s activists. Anne and Leslie get drunk and fall out over boys and ends with the death of Li’l Sebastian, the town’s celebrity mini horse.

Overall, Parks and Recreation is still as funny as the previous two seasons with Leslie still as hard working as ever. All the characters are brilliant and the introduction of Rob Lowe as health nut, always happy boss is great.

Each episode is always funny with some great one-liners.

A show not to be missed.

Rating: 5/5

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