Column: Why are TV’s two big fantasy shows so epically humorless? Posted by Mark in The Wrong Column on May 6th, 2015
The Last Jedi was a lot of things. It was a movie. It was a movie with a lot of plot holes. It was a movie that was clearly meant to be laughed at. And it was a movie with a terrible ending. That is not the case with Parks and Recreation. Although this, like The Last Jedi, is a movie, it is a lot more than that.
First of all, it really is a sitcom. It is a show on basic cable that is about a group of characters who work as employees of the Parkers’s house, and they live together on the grounds of the house. This is the type of sitcom that has been around in the world for years, and it is exactly the type of comedy that is perfect for television.
Parks and Recreation is the most realistic sitcom on television that deals with all the trappings of life in the real world, and also has a surprisingly strong sense of humor. It also deals with the issue of how important a job is and the struggles people face in their day-to-day lives. The premise of the show is that it takes place in the real world, but when it is put into the context of the sitcom format, it becomes a movie. It is a comedy that takes the basic premise of the sitcom format and uses it to tell about a very realistic, very human life.
For instance, if an episode were filmed in a movie studio, it would be a whole lot more serious. It would be a movie about people working in a movie set. It would be about the people who play the characters in the movie. It would be an event that would have the characters in it all trying to deal with issues like how to keep movie sets looking good, dealing with the actors they are playing, and dealing with real life situations that they have to deal with because no one is going to hire a person who hates their job, which is why they want that job. It would be a movie with no laughs, and would have a lot more depth in terms of what the show is trying to say.
If the show were filmed in a coffeehouse, it would be a coffeehouse sitcom. There is a lot of