So, "Parks & Recreation" is airing its final episode tonight. I'm sad to see it go, but I'm glad I didn't have to see it slide into mediocrity. (And if you think, "Duh, it already did," then you are probably not their target audience. Also: You are clearly wrong.)
The thing that has always amazed me about "Parks" has been how consistent it has been. Sure, there are a few dud episodes - but only a few, literally - like a handful at worst. Really. I don't know how they did it. They spent 7 seasons churning out nearly perfect comedy, episode by episode. I mean, I'm a crazytown bananapants "Community" fan, but I'll be the first to admit that it has been terribly inconsistent. When it works, it's some of the best situational comedy in existence...but when it doesn't (the entirety of Harmon-less season 4, for instance), it is awful. "Parks" never had that problem.
The ensemble cast was amazing. The writing staff obviously amazing. So much talent. So many laughs.
I'll miss it.