Tuesday, September 4, 2012

From LA Examiner: 'Parks and Recreation' and 'The Office' DVD Reviews; 'Revolution' Advance Review; Parenthood' Returns to NBC; FX Premiere Dates...

"Knope We Can re-live Leslie’s campaign with Parks and Recreation season four on DVD"

The fourth season of Parks and Recreation delivered some classic and iconic moments in comedic television, like April (Aubrey Plaza) finally finding a part of working in general that she actually enjoyed, as well as the meeting of Ron Swanson’s other Tammys, and seeing Ron and Leslie face off in the woods over who’s the better troop leader. But arguably, the theme of the season was “Get this gal to the office—the City Council’s office!” as Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) ran one of the most fun, even if emotionally exhausting, campaigns we have ever had the pleasure of watching play out... [MORE

Big changes came to Scranton, PA and the Dunder Mifflin-Sabre staff in the eighth season of NBC’s The Office. Without Michael Scott (Steve Carell) as boss, the gang stumbled around a bit. As hapless as he may have been, it turns out he really was a good leader after all. And it turns out that hapless is always better than sociopathic or crazy... [MORE

"Fall 2012 TV Preview: NBC’s Revolution"

Eric Kripke has created yet another “one family member trying desperately to reunite the whole clan and keep them together to fight not-completely-known outside forces” drama with Revolution on NBC. Only this time he plays with science more than the supernatural to introduce a world in which the electronic power has disappeared, and the political power has shifted dramatically because of the corruption of those who just can’t let go of the past. It’s an extremely clever and clear premise full of complex characters played by phenomenal actors. Unfortunately, though, the pilot asks us to take in so much information in such a short amount of time it’s hard to care too much about anyone in particular, let alone the overall question of why the power even went out in the first place... [MORE]

"FX announces Fall 2012 returns for It's Always Sunny, Sons of Anarchy, more"

As we previously announced, FX set a return date for their spooky genre mini-series American Horror Story. But today they followed suit with their entire fall line-up. Which returning favorites will you be sticking with? Take a look at the schedule below and let us know in the comments what you're most excited to see! ... [MORE]

"Parenthood: The family that changes together, stays together, returns to NBC" 

If you’re anything like us, last season’s finale of Parenthood had you worried. Not because you thought the show wouldn’t be renewed (it’s the smartest relationship/family drama on television) but because when Mark (Jason Ritter) asked Sarah (Lauren Graham) to marry him, the look on her face said she still wasn’t quite sure of her answer. Well, Parenthood is just about ready to make its new season return, and apparently, we’re not the only ones who worry about that relationship! ... [MORE

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