Paige Price


Excellent, Young Adult, Amy Poehlr, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Indiana, Politics, Comedy, TV-14

Document Type

TV Show Review


Leslie Knope is an employee in the Parks and Recreation department of a small town in Indiana, but she doesn’t let the fact that she has almost no power or influence deflate her enthusiasm for improving lives in her community. In the pilot episode, Ann, a local nurse, complains at a town hall meeting about a giant pit near her house that her boyfriend fell into, upon which he broke both his legs. Leslie promises Ann that she will fill in the pit and build a park in its place. However, it quickly becomes apparent that nothing works smoothly in government. After persistently asking her boss for permission over days, Leslie is finally able to get approval for a sub-committee to begin work on her project