Community vs. Parks & Recreation

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Which is better?

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PostCommunity vs. Parks & Recreation
by Drumstick » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:30 am

Simple question, which is better?

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Zilnad » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:35 am

Community storming ahead :wub:

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Imrahil » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:44 am

Community probably has more memorable moments, but Parks & Rec always felt like a more rounded, consistent show over all its seasons.

They even themselves up I think.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by rinks » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:49 am

Never heard of them.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Edd » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:50 am

Community streets ahead

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:51 am

Community has higher highs (far higher, and far more of them) and for me Parks is the show that drops off a cliff more towards the end.

Given Community had to deal with significant cast and show runner issues from season 4 onward it had far more reason to suffer a wobble, Parks doesn't have any such excuse.

There's absolutely nothing from Parks that can touch the brilliance of a Community episode like a Modern Warfare (paintball 1), Epidemiology (zombie Halloween), or Remedial Chaos Theory (you know the gif).

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Robbo-92 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:52 am

Never watched Parks & Recreation......

Loved Community though :wub:

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Drumstick » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:53 am

rinks wrote:Never heard of them.

:lol:

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Moggy » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:08 am

Both have highs and lows.

Community has much higher highs.

Community has much lower lows.

Overall though, Community was funnier than Parks.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Memento Mori » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:09 am

Community is awful.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Squinty » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:13 am

I've seen more of Parks and Rec than Community. But it's still Community. I watched that up until Season 5 (I think?) The show has an okay 1st season, it gets way better after that.

Parks is generally consistent after Season 1. But I agree with other people, it has very few high points.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:30 am

I just don't get the "generally more consistent" view of Parks. It becomes very wonky with massively flanderised, awful characters from around season 5 onward - that's like 40% of the shows life!

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Victor Mildew » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:32 am

We've only just watched the first episode of parks and recreation, and it was ok. Very very American, like the inferior US office, but it had a few funny bits. Not seen any of community.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Tomous » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:33 am

Victor Mildew wrote:We've only just watched the first episode of parks and recreation, and it was ok. Very very American, like the inferior US office, but it had a few funny bits. Not seen any of community.



The first season of Parks is pretty poor. It takes a little time to get going.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Moggy » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:38 am

Tomous wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:We've only just watched the first episode of parks and recreation, and it was ok. Very very American, like the inferior US office, but it had a few funny bits. Not seen any of community.



The first season of Parks is pretty poor. It takes a little time to get going.


This. The first season is crap, it gets much better after that.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by SandyCoin » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:46 am

They're two very different shows so it's quite hard to compare, unlike say...Parks and The Office (the latter of which is better). P&R is more of a typical sitcom, whilst Community had more ridiculous, OTT and surreal episodes. Both certainly dropped in quality, and I can't really remember much of Community past season 3 as I think I stopped watching it around season 4 (Troy had left by then, right?). However, the first 3 seasons were great TV. Community's highs were better than Parks', but I guess overall I prefer Parks as I actually managed to finish it - even if the last season was terrible. Tough choice though, and probably depends on my mood.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:47 am

Yeah Parks really takes a while to get going, seasons 2-4 are very good TV but never tips over into being anything truly special, 5-7 are weaker - often going to sub-season 1 levels IMO.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by jiggles » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:48 am

Community is a bit up and down but the highs are incredible and the quality of guest stars they had on over the years was just consistently outstanding. They steal every scene.


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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:52 am

Jason Mantzoukas is great in pretty much everything to be fair.

He's a good example of the wider debate here in fact - his Community guest appearance is far better than his one on Parks ;)

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Dual » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:53 am

Couldn't finish Community. It's a 40 hour long Reddit post. Utterly painful to watch.

I started a 2nd viewing of Parks and Rec when it came back to Netflix the other week but I've not found it as funny this time round.

I voted for Parks and Rec on the basis I have watched it all the way through.


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