Parks and Recreation: Season 1

Parks and Recreation: Season 1

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Amy Poehler won a Golden Globe in this beloved comedy series as Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department who has bigger dreams for her small town of Pawnee, Indiana.


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Indiana government worker Leslie Knope is given the assignment to... More convert an abandoned quarry pit into a community park. A documentary film crew follows Leslie through her mishaps and gaffes as she tries to make her assignment a reality.



Leslie decides that she and her committee need to go... More door-to-door to gain support for the park project as well as support for an upcoming town hall meeting, but their mission does not go as planned. Meanwhile, Tom wanders away from the canvassing group and uses his own creative recruitment tactics.


The Reporter

Leslie arranges for a reporter to do a story about... More her park project, but she and her committee have the worst time staying on topic. She then calls Mark to help her save the story, but it ends up hurting more than helping. Meanwhile, Tom does all he can to suck up to his boss.


Boys' Club

Leslie attempts to break into the political "old boy's club,"... More causing an ethical dilemma. Meanwhile, Andy plans a surprise for Ann.


The Banquet

During a banquet honoring her mother's public service, Leslie tries... More to convince a local zoning official to support her proposed park project. Meanwhile, Mark and Tom try to meet some ladies.


Rock Show

Leslie attends what she believes is a business meeting with... More an elderly local government bigwig, unaware that her mother has secretly set her up on a blind date. Andy plays his first gig since breaking both of his legs in the pit.

Parks and Recreation: Season 1 | Reviews

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

If there’s anything Parks And Recreation’s position on the government stands for, it’s the governing looking out for the governed. And as the show begins its sixth season, it looks out for its characters with a wider scope.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

It’s now just a waiting game to see if this patchy episodic specimen can gradually move past its Office-inspired roots and trudge toward developing its own individual, winning skin.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Parks doesn’t yet have the snap or clear character delineation of Steve Carell’s sitcom. But people forget: The Office seemed a little flat when it premiered in 2005.

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Parks and Recreation: Season 1 | Release Details

Parks and Recreation: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix and Neon.