Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What I’m Watching: Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation: Season 5, Episode 12 “Ann’s Decision” (B+)

This episode was a blast, and it’s fun to see people taking on unexpected tasks and roles. Ann’s declaration that she’s dating herself doesn’t come as a surprise at this point, but her interest in having a child was considerably more alarming, and it’s good that she has Leslie around to keep her focused and to realize that she shouldn’t be taking the Douche’s sperm. Announcing Ann’s plans to ask for his sperm on the radio was a cruel move, and leave it to Leslie to go on air to dispute the allegations and defend her friend’s honor. I had hoped that we might see Mark Brandanewicz as one of the candidates, but I guess that would have been too convenient, and he might have actually been the right fit for her. Ben enlisting the help of Chris, Ron, and Tom was a hilariously excellent plan, and I love that it was the mini calzone that prompted the awful reaction from everyone minus Tom, who was too busy taking Instagrams of all the food. Ben’s realization that J.J.’s Diner should cater the wedding was a brilliant one, and I can’t wait to see the appetizing, horrifically unhealthy menu they offer. April trying to be like Leslie when she has to lead a public forum was entertaining, and it was sweet that Andy, for once, picked up on something and helped her to realize that she just needed to be herself. Burning the clothes Leslie has loaned her was a terrific finale, and I liked April’s response that Leslie should have said something before they burned them.

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