Parks and Recreation has recently replaced Community — which, let’s be honest, has had a very disappointing fourth season — as my favorite TV comedy, and Matt Zoller Seitz does a good job of explaining why. Basically, it all comes down to the fact that “[no] current sitcom does a better job of making simple decency seem integral to the fullest enjoyment of life.” Also, it features an epic filibuster by Patton Oswalt regarding the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII.
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Jason Morehead lives in the lovely state of Nebraska with his wife, three children, zero pets, and a large collection of CDs, DVDs, books, and video games. He's a fan of Arcade Fire and Arvo Pärt, Jackie Chan and Andrei Tarkovsky, "Doctor Who" and "Community," and C.S. Lewis and Haruki Murakami. He's also a web development geek, which pays the bills — and buys new music and movies. Twitter: @jasonopus. Web: http://opus.fm.