Best Political TV Show: 'Parks & Recreation' or 'Veep'? | The Tylt
Best Political TV Show: 'Parks & Recreation' or 'Veep'?
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If you somehow hate joy and have never experienced the pure unbridled joy of "Parks and Recreation," here's the gist: the show follows the world's most diligent government employee, Leslie Knope, as she tries to make the world a slightly better place from her position as Deputy Director of the Pawnee Parks Department. She's surrounded by the best kooks on TV, including mustachioed libertarian Ron Swanson, dead-eyed April Ludgate, and Katherine Schwarzenegger's fiancé.
"Parks and Rec" is a dang hug, ok? It's the kindest show to ever be on TV. We know Mike Schur went on to create "The Good Place," which currently wears the mantle of Nicest TV Show, but when you watch "The Good Place" you have to think about death and morality and how terrifying an unending afterlife is. When you watch "Parks and Rec" you have to think about waffles and how cute Ben's butt is and the way Tom Haverford says Ginuwine.
Get out of here with your Hermione 2020 Etsy merchandise, Leslie Knope is the only fictional character I'd vote for for president.
While Pawnee's Parks Department seems like the nicest, best place in the entire world to work, Selina Meyer's Office of the Vice President seems like probably the worst. Selina herself is lazy, petty, dismissive and vain. Her staff is full of backstabbing assholes. They're constantly focused on getting one over on each other. But it's also one of the funniest offices on television.
While Leslie is focused on a steady, above-board rise in local government, Selina's just trying to manipulate and whine her way into a position above her current station.