Parks and Recreation is a comedy TV series on NBC. The series is led by Amy Poehler, who plays as Leslie Knope, a cute mid-level bureaucrat in the parks and recreation department of Pawnee, Indiana. The series was created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur and was debuted on April 2009. The show has currently ran for four seasons and was recently renewed for a fifth season. Interesting to note is that the directing of the show is in the form of a mockumentary, implying that a documentary crew is filming everyone in the parks and recreation office. Recently, however, directors have tried to steer away from The Office
, which also features this type of filming style, by adding multiple camera angles and frequent jump cuts.
The writers of Parks and Recreation researched local California politics for the show by contacting urban planners and elected officials. The Leslie Knope character underwent major changes after the first season after much of the audience feedback saw her as unintelligent and stupid. The writing staff also tried to include current events into their episodes, including a government shutdown, which was also inspired by current global financial crisis.
Typically, Parks and Recreation received mixed reviews during its first season and many compared The Office.
However, after the first season and changes to the plot, charcters, and filming style, Parks and Recreation was able to receive an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series and a large online fan base following the character Ron Swanson.
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Amy Poehler, plays Leslie Knope, a mid level bureaucrat with a strong love for her hometown Pawnee, Indiana. Her ultimate goal is to one day become the President of the United States. Amy originally left Saturday Night Live after working as a major star for close to seven years. It was not until she agreed to be in the show that the actual concept and pilot for the show was written. Other main characters include Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubry Plaza, and Paul Schneider.
Since the series was recently renewed, casting directors are still looking for actors to play various roles for the new season. This is a great opportunity for many aspiring actors models and talent. Take advantage of this opportunity!
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Parks and Recreation
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