“Parks” Is “The Office” In Drag

parksandrecreation‘The producers of “The Office,” says Variety, have hewn a little too closely to that show’s template in “Parks and Recreation,” which despite a few amusing moments winds up feeling like that established program in drag. Like Steve Carell’s tone-deaf branch manager, Amy Poehler (pictured) puts her charm into overdrive as a clueless midlevel bureaucrat in Pawnee, Ind., who seizes on a build-a-park project as her springboard to political success. The serialized aspect…should provide an ongoing storyline, but “Parks” seems limited by a lack of what its protagonist has in abundance — imagination.’

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