Entertainment Geekly: How 'Parks and Recreation' became the best science-fiction show on television

February 23, 2015 11:16 PM

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In its final run of episodes, Parks & Recreation jumped forward three years. And you could argue that the 2017-ness of season 7 has been the least fabulous thing about a very fabulous season. Morgan Freeman feuding with Shailene Woodley; Kevin James rebooting The Bourne Identity; a Game of Thrones finale featuring Jack Sparrow; Pulitzer Prizes for Top Ten List-icle—the throwaway gags about Our Wacky Future can be funny, but they also vibe like punchlines recycled from untweeted tweets.

But then, somewhere along the way, Parks & Recreation started to take the future seriously.

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