Please tell me I’m not the only one who took 1 year, 4 months, and 3 days to get into NBC’s Parks and Recreation after painfully trying to watch the first episode in increments of 5 minutes for 3 days.
Yes, I lived a rough life.
Turns out, after pushing through the first season just to get it over with (my goodness, how awful it was!) did I instantly become obsessed with it. The seasons and episodes flew by, and by the last episode, I (of course) cried my eyes out.
Both the character creation and development are second to none. SORRY but it’s SO hard to even try to top Ron Swanson! His deadpan personality SLAYED. I mean, that’s what did me in. And when he would laugh, or smile, or portray anything “unmanly” – oh boy. I cackled like a hen.
It pained me that the show only lasted 7 seasons; I would pay to get the writers back together to produce the show…
Well, fast-forward watching it 3 times in full and catching a few random episodes here and there, and I needed a new show to watch. I’ve always heard incredible things about The Office. However, like Parks and Rec, it took me even longer and many more tries to commit to to the show. When I first began trying to watch it years ago (literally years), it was D R E A D F U L. Michael Scott’s personality made me want to punch a wall. His idiocy and sexist, selfish, disgusting, humiliating, and raunchy manner threw me off-guard. I didn’t want to think that for one second, he’d make me laugh. But after watching a few episodes recently, I quickly became hooked and began feeling sorry for the guy. Man can Steve Carell act! (You da bomb, Gru!)
Now, after starting it just 3 days ago, I’m on Season 3: Episode 11. I mean, people probably watched the entire show in 3 or 4 days time, but hey, I’m doing better than I usually do! To think it took me about 3 years to get into this show horrifies me; goodness gracious, this is exactly what I was missing and I didn’t even know it!
Besides Friends (one of my ultimate absolute favorite shows besides Parks and Rec and now The Office), what are shows (new or old) you recommend to watch, whether they’re live or on Netflix?