***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!
Parks and Recreation Season 2 - 4 out of 5
A definite step up from the first season as this show takes what works and shoves it into the spotlight. What works? Mainly Ron Fucking Swanson! And I'm not saying that because I have the same name. Nick Offerman's character is, without a doubt, the funniest and most entertaining part about this documentary-style show that follows the local government (mainly the Parks and Recreation Department. Imagine that?) in Pawnee, Indiana.
This show is still far from being truly brilliant as, at its heart, it still feels like The Office set in a local government setting (but that shouldn't be surprising considering it was developed by the geniuses behind that show). However, the comparisons to The Office become only more apparent as Amy Poehler's character seems to try to be the female Michael Scott and the other characters all seem to be trying to be Dwight--with the exception of Ron Swanson, the only original character in the show.
Something that also made this show step up from its lackluster first season is the special guest appearances. The highlights include Poehler's own husband, the incredibly talented and funny Will Arnett and one of the best stand up comics working today, Louis C.K. Oh, and Megan Mullally made an appearance as Ron's ex-wife but let's face it, Megan is someone that men can't stand and all women seem to love. So, needless to say, I didn't care for her guest appearance.
All in all, as long as my fictional counterpart with the same name; Ron Swanson, remains in the show, I will continue watching it.