How to watch Parks and Reaction – what’s it about and who’s in the cast?

The quirky American mockumentary with a stellar ensemble cast satirises life in local government


Parks and Recreation, starring Saturday Night Live alumna Amy Poehler, is a light-hearted and quirky comedy set in the government offices of the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.


Poehler plays Leslie Knope, who leads an eclectic group of co-workers in the Parks and Recreation department. The mockumentary-style series often served as a microcosmic look at American politics and earned fans in real-life legislators including Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama, who both make cameos in the show.

Where can I watch Parks and Recreation?

Parks and Recreation is available to watch on iTunes, Amazon Prime and YouTube. You can also purchase the complete series on DVD.

How many seasons does Parks and Recreation have? How many episodes of Parks and Recreations are there?

There are seven series of Parks and Recreation, ranging from 1-24 episodes each.

What is Parks and Recreation about?

Set in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana, Parks and Recreation follows day-to-day life in the offices of the town’s Parks and Recreation department, and the rising political career of Leslie Knope, who begins the series as the bureau’s deputy director.

Leslie’s co-workers are a rag-tag group of idiosyncratic characters including sarcastic intern April Ludgate, libertarian and DIY-lover Ron Swanson, and ambitious but often misguided Tom Haverford.

Together, the motley crew join forces to battle bureaucracy, challenge scheming politicians, and work to make Pawnee a better place — with hilarious and heartwarming results.

Who is in the cast of Parks and Recreation?

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Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler (Mean Girls, Baby Mama) stars as Pawnee bureaucrat-turned-politician Leslie Knope.

Rashida Jones, Karen on the American version of The Office, plays nurse Anne Perkins, Leslie’s best friend.

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt rose to stardom after playing goofy and immature Andy Dwyer, who, in the first series, is dating Anne.

Actor, writer and comedian Nick Offerman plays Leslie’s boss Ron Swanson, a staunch libertarian and woodworking enthusiast. Offerman himself is a master carpenter.

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Enterprising but underachieving Tom Haverford is played by Master of None creator and star Aziz Ansari.

Aubrey Plaza (Legion) plays cynical and weary intern April Ludgate.

The Good Place’s Adam Scott stars as government official Ben Wyatt.

Other regular cast members include Rob Lowe (The West Wing), Jim O’Heir (Strip Mall), Retta (Good Girls), and comedian Billy Eichner.

The show also features a slate of celebrity guest stars that include Jon Hamm, Kristen Bell, Paul Rudd and SNL alumni like Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, Fred Armisen and Will Forte.

Where is Parks and Recreation filmed?

Though the town of Pawnee is in Indiana, shooting took place primarily in California. Pasadena’s City Hall stood in as Pawnee’s, and a Pasadena bookstore was also used in the series. A house in Altadena became Leslie’s, and the house used as Anne’s is in Van Nuys.

What is Parks and Recreation rated?

Parks and Recreation is rated 15 by the BBFC – suitable for ages 15 and over.


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