Parks is also the youngest-skewing show the network has (median age of its viewers: 37.3 years old), and it also skews younger than anything on ABC or CBS.
There’s very little in popular culture that would have told Leslie, or that tells any woman, that she’ll find a partner who isn’t just happy to be supportive when it’s a fit, but who, when his interests and hers are in conflict, will prioritize hers, and choose and work to support them again and again. And there’s something remarkable about Ben’s declaration that “In my time working for the state government, my job sent me to 46 cities in 11 years. I lived in villages with eight people, rural communities, farming towns, I was sent to every corner of Indiana. And then I came here, and I realized this whole time I was wandering around everywhere looking for you.” Ben didn’t just find Leslie. In looking for the recovery of his own reputation, Ben found Leslie’s career instead, and made it his cause—the man’s come so far that he’s even capable of being touched by what appears to be the mysterious resurrection of Lil’ Sebastian.
In case you missed this last week.
NBC’s Comedy Lineup Returns! (by NBC)
See what I mean? What is going on over there?!
They didn’t even choose the funniest lines from existing shows. And all these new shows look awful if I judge them by this ad.
I won’t complain too much because at least Parks and Rec gets a soundbite. I just wish it were funnier.
Whether they’re weary or just incompetent, it’s long past time for a switch. How about Shannon Miller? Thus far she has done a wonderful job narrating the live feed from the O2 Arena—thoroughly enjoyable and informative, and critical without being mean or vicious. When competitors make mistakes, she doesn’t merely say, “That’s bad,” but explains precisely what went wrong. She never resorts to dramatic hyperbole, saying things like “This is desperation time,” as Al Trautwig said last night after Danell Leyva’s mistakes in the all-around.
I actually yelled loudly “Ugh, gross” at my TV when Seacrest showed up
And I honestly don’t care for Michael Phelps that much either, but as least I don’t have such a visceral reaction to him.
ICK, Ryan Seacrest!!
I just want to see the frickin’ opening ceremonies, NBC.
The only surprising thing about this is how many times the NY Times has let Alessandra Stanley’s inaccuracies slide by.
I mean, seriously, I can’t read anything she writes.
Group hug with Matthew Perry!
Another show about a radio personality! in 2012!
However!! This show has MANY things in its favor, namely handsome John Cho, Bill Cobbs (he’s the old guy), and the kid from Everybody Hates Chris. But are they only in the pilot?