Community vs. Parks & Recreation

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Which is better?

Community
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47%
Parks & Recreation
24
53%
 
Total votes: 45
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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Drumstick » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:22 am

@Cutty All of them but Parks is the least worst in that respect.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:22 am

Drumstick wrote:@Jenny half of Community could be described as off the rails

You love Titanic, I think we can close this debate on that fact ;)

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Zilnad » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:29 am

Edd wrote:Assuming they nail the final season, Brooklyn 99 wins as most consistently great series.


No way. The over arcing storylines a few seasons in were just bad. And every single character has gradually morphed into another Jake with zero nuance.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:31 am

I really like B99, but I'm a good few seasons behind now so I don't know how well it has held up recently. It definitely got worse when Gina started disappearing (not sure what point that was)

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Zilnad » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:37 am

Jenuall wrote:I really like B99, but I'm a good few seasons behind now so I don't know how well it has held up recently. It definitely got worse when Gina started disappearing (not sure what point that was)


That was around the time it started dropping noticeably in quality so you got out at the right time!

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:42 am

I've always been adept at pulling out at the right time. :datass:

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Squinty » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:09 pm

Jenuall wrote:Office US is fun, has some great moments around the middle period but it's very formulaic and really goes off the rails in the last 2-3 seasons which harms its overall standing for me.


I thought the last season rallied quite a bit, and it ended strongly.

I agree with the 2 seasons before that. Those were not bad, but not great either.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:13 pm

Squinty wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Office US is fun, has some great moments around the middle period but it's very formulaic and really goes off the rails in the last 2-3 seasons which harms its overall standing for me.


I thought the last season rallied quite a bit, and it ended strongly.

I agree with the 2 seasons before that. Those were not bad, but not great either.

I'm struggling to remember exactly what happened in the last few seasons in all honesty, I just know I remember finding it hard work to make it to the end.

The last season with Steve Carell in is where the slide begins I think, then the whole sequence of different bosses (Will Ferrell, Idris Elba, the woman from Misery, Catherine Tate etc.) is just meh. The actual ending is quite good but I couldn't say anything else about the rest of that last season because it's all blurred into a mess!

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Heskimo » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:21 pm

Although the last few of seasons were a bit naff in general, I really wish Parks ended at season 6's finale. It felt like a proper end to the show to me and season 7 was just weird. I didn't mind season one as much on the rewatch as I did when I first started watching (though I hated Andy in that first season, especially coming back from the later ones), and overall the show is mostly pretty consistent due to the characters, though seasons 2 to 4 are definitely the best.

Community is really up and down which is a shame because the best of it is utterly brilliant. But of course, the worst of it is really quite bad. Back half of season one through to the middle season 3 is pretty much brilliant the whole way through. There are some great moments in season 5 though Troy leaving was gutting, and season 6 I remember enjoying at the time but can't really remember in any capacity.

The Office US is mostly great from season 2 to season 5, some good in 6, starts to really drop off there though. It's probably the most consistent overall, though Parks comes close for me.

It's so weird that US shows tend to take a long time to get going and settle in. Then their high episode counts and long running lengths can really drag things down too.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by mcjihge2 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:39 pm

I like both Community and Parks and Recreation.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by floydfreak » Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:27 pm

Parks has Ron Swanson who is so funny and April (Aubrey Plaza) :datass: :wub: & Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones) :datass: :wub:

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Zilnad » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:51 pm

Just watched the chicken Mafia episode of Community. Such an amazing, perfect spoof.

Parks never does anything really creative like that.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by floydfreak » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:55 pm




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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Jenuall » Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:28 pm

Zilnad wrote:Just watched the chicken Mafia episode of Community. Such an amazing, perfect spoof.

Parks never does anything really creative like that.

Yep, episodes like this are just leagues ahead of anything even the best moments of Parks can manage

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by SandyCoin » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:15 pm

Because of this thread I started rewatching Community. It's actually pretty surprising how quickly it settles. Usually U.S. comedies take a fair few eps to get going but this is great pretty much from the start.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Squinty » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:12 pm

I just finished Parks and Rec. That last season was strawberry floating weird. The finale kind of fell flat for me. Oh well.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Zilnad » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:51 am

Just watched the paintball episode of Community. And people think Parks is better?! How?!

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:53 am

Disagree hard on B99 falling in quality as it goes on. Falls into a couple of sitcom traps but there’s still something that breaks me in just about every episode, and later seasons use their position to get in on the social commentary as well, which is good for a New York based cop show.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Drumstick » Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:43 pm

Zilnad wrote:Just watched the paintball episode of Community. And people think Parks is better?! How?!

Some people value consistency over peaks and troughs. If most episodes of Community were that good then this would be cut and dry.

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PostRe: Community vs. Parks & Recreation
by Skarjo » Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:32 am

Has anyone been watching Superstore on Netflix?

That's been surprisingly consistent and they're wrapping up after the current sixth season so they'll be going on a high.

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