Monday, May 15, 2017
Script review - "Parks and Rec - Pilot"
Parks and Rec took a while to find it's full strength but this pilot indicates the show was pretty awesome from the get go. Lesley is a fully formed character - bright, perky, slightly delusional etc etc... Anne is about as interesting here as she would ever become (i.e. not very) but she's the straight person that the show needs. Ron is very funny, though nastier to Lesley than he would become. Mark serves a clear function, as do Audrey and Andy. The show feels unsure about Tom - the script indicates it's clearly written for Aziz Ansari, but he's mean about Lesley and his role seems unsure. They would fix that issue brilliantly fairly soon. Very funny, clever pilot.