TIME dubs Parks and Recreation one of the year’s best TV shows
TIME magazine’s James Poniewozik published his top 10 TV shows of 2009. You know what made the cut? Parks and Recreation, tied at No. 10 with another NBC Thursday night comedy, The Office.
Here’s what Poniewozik said about Parks:
After a shaky start, Parks found its offbeat voice, focusing on bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and the citizens and civil servants of Pawnee, Ind. Knope fights doggedly for a pet project (turning an abandoned pit into a park), battling red tape, an evil library department and her own overenthusiasm. This sly but optimistic civic satire may be the first distinctive comedy of the Obama era.
And, of course, the list:
1. Mad Men
2. Modern Family
3. Breaking Bad
4. Big Love
5. Battlestar Galactica
7. Friday Night Lights
9. Sons of Anarchy
10. The Office / Parks and Recreation (tie)
Congratulations, Parks cast, crew and staff!