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Parks and Recreation

  1. But Why, Though? NBC is Rebooting Real Genius as Workplace Comedy

    Would you prepared if gravity reversed itself?

    Real Genius, the 1985 comedy starring my first boyfriend Val Kilmer is getting rebooted. But not for the big screen, as a TV series for NBC. I'll be over here reading Rebecca's article in defense of reboots...

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  2. 16 Women on Television Who Challenge The Male Gaze

    Orange is the new dismantling male dominated media.

    As described in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey’s seminal work on the objectification of women in film, the "male gaze" refers to female characters fulfilling the role of attractive, passive playthings for men. Yet many contemporary shows rebel against this model by presenting multi-layered women who demand the audience’s attention. Here are 16 characters currently on the air who do just that.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Sorry, Cosplay Corgi, But Your Kibble Is In Another Castle

    It's-a me, ADORABLE!

    Trained therapy dog Kiba has officially won our hearts with his collection of adorable cosplay outfits And he didn't even have to jump on any goombas!

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  4. Man Posts Parks & Rec Set Visit Pics to Reddit, Finds Out His Grandma’s a Fellow “Reddit Person”

    A Reddit post that won't make you want to throw things!

    We've been hearing a lot of not-so-positive things out of Reddit lately, so it's nice to be able to start off the week on a more positive note. Beware: Your heart might grow three sizes.

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  5. TV Stars Advocate for Safe Binge Watching in This Super-Serious PSA

    Except Jim O'Heir. Damn it, Jerry.

    Ladies and gentle-beings, there is a dangerous epidemic plaguing our Internet-surfing young people. It is called "binge-watching," and in addition to potentially shaving years off your life, it also makes Chris Pratt, Alyson Hannigan, and Kate Mulgrew sad. You don't want to make them sad, do you?

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  6. Indisputable Proof Surfaces That Chris Pratt Is Psychic And/Or a Time Traveller

    The truth is out there.

    Chris Pratt has supernatural powers and predicted that he'd star in Jurassic World? Yeah, OK. Sounds legit.

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  7. Madeleine Albright Took To Twitter To Congratulate Amy Poehler On Her Parks and Rec Emmy Nom

    I am having so many thoughts and feelings that I'm paralyzed right now.

    The high-pitched noise that just came out of my mouth...

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  8. Treat Yo’ Self to Tears: Next Season Of Parks and Recreation Will Be Its Last

    Officially Official

    Remember that time when everyone was freaking out about Parks and Recreation’s unannounced hiatus because it made it look like NBC’s perpetual critical success/ratings-not-so-success was probably going to be cancelled? We lucked out that time, ‘cause it turned out there wasn’t really a hiatus after all. But this time it's a bit of a good news-bad news situation. The good news! Parks and Rec is getting a seventh season. The bad news! No more after that.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: An Unexpectedly Charming Steampunk Jawa

    Things We Saw Today

    I don't know why I've never considered this before, but I think Jawas and Black Mages must be close cousins. Artwork by Björn Hurri. (via Geek Art)

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  10. Watch the Biggest Cameo on Last Night’s Parks and Rec, and Leslie Knope’s Freakout

    And All Was Right With the World

    Last night's Parks and Recreation had some pretty big cameos, but none quite as big as this one. One can pride oneself all one wants on keeping one's cool around one's heroes, but eventually one will totally have a mismanaged celebrity encounter. At least, so I've heard but not directly experienced.

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