I recently picked up the phone to chat with Matthew Aaron and Bruce Fretts about landlines, the normalization of queer characters in entertainment and their new film. "Landline" follows PR executive Ted Gout (Matthew Aaron), who, after losing a big promotion to a technology-savvy college graduate, embarks on a low-tech, old-school journey to find himself. With […]
Last Thursday’s ‘Parks and Recreation” struck a real emotional chord as the farewell for original cast member Rashida Jones’ Ann Perkins and Rob Lowe’s Chris Traeger.
“Parks and Recreation” premiered on NBC’s Thursday night schedule April 9, 2009, from the producers (Greg Daniels and Michael Schur) who co-created the U.S. version of “The Office,” in the same mockumentary style, with “Saturday Night Live” alum Amy Poehler playing Leslie Knope, the well-meaning midlevel bureaucrat in the parks department of the fictional town […]
Tonight Gayle Gergich is finally unveiled on "Parks and Recreation." As we previously reported, the wife of the Parks department's resident scapegoat, Jerry Gergich (Jim O'Heir), will be appearing in tonight's holiday-themed episode and she'll be played by none other than former supermodel Christie Brinkley. Not bad, Jer. DVR the Next Episode of "Parks and […]
During a year when a lot of comedies were inconsistent, "Parks and Recreation" kept humming along, giving viewers a consistently funny fourth season that centered on parks department deputy Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her run for Pawnee city council. Along the way, though, viewers have seen growth and change from the entire cast, with […]
The nature of manhood – understanding it, mastering it, faking it when necessary – keeps a hefty segment of men scrambling.
"Parks and Recreation" is becoming NBC's version of "Modern Family": It's often hilarious, giving us quotable moments of pure pleasure, but it's also one of the more consistently funny shows on TV from week to week. Like "Family," a "bad" episode of "Parks" is usually still pretty good. Last night's episdoe was one of the […]