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Old 24-08-2012, 18:33
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This is good news because I can watch it for the first time:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...721940&page=13

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Old 24-08-2012, 21:14
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Good news. Great show. Season 5 not far away as well.
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Old 24-08-2012, 22:02
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This is good news because I can watch it for the first time:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...721940&page=13

This is a FANTASTIC tv show. It deserves to be seen. Here's a tip to those who will be watching it for the first time: this show hits it stride during the 2nd season and just becomes phenomenal thereafter. So when you're watching the first season, keep that in mind.
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Old 24-08-2012, 22:50
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I caught a few minutes of the very first episode and noticed it's one of those "Office" style faux reality shows which I can't really get on with so I wasn't keen.

I like Amy Poehler though so I might series link it and stack up a few episodes and give it another chance.
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Old 25-08-2012, 02:47
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I caught a few minutes of the very first episode and noticed it's one of those "Office" style faux reality shows which I can't really get on with so I wasn't keen.

I like Amy Poehler though so I might series link it and stack up a few episodes and give it another chance.
Like the above poster said, season 1 from my point of view is bad, but it's a short season and as soon as season 2 starts then it'll start paying off watching this gem.

I'm just afraid that people are going to not give it a chance because the first season might not meet up to the hype that they've heard about it
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Old 25-08-2012, 08:40
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good to know, thanks

i really can't get on with those 'office' type shows though, but i'll certainly try my best with this. i've heard a lot of good things about it.
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Old 25-08-2012, 08:54
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seems an odd home for it.

i wonder if my dad will watch it, being as it's on BBC Four.
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Old 25-08-2012, 10:47
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seems an odd home for it.

i wonder if anyone will watch it, being as it's on BBC Four.
Edited that for you.

Maybe BBC3 would have been a more natural place for it?

Not seen the show but read the hype and will give it a go.
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Old 25-08-2012, 11:23
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Great news. Love this show!
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Old 25-08-2012, 11:39
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I've heard a lot about this show, so glad I'll be able to see how good it really is.
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Old 25-08-2012, 11:47
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Seems an odd channel to put it on, but if it's a good show, it doesn't matter too much.
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Old 25-08-2012, 11:56
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Odd channel choice but about bloody time it aired over here.

Such a hilarious show. The whole cast are just brilliant, would suit BBC3 more though, it's kind of the style of Summer Heights High and Angry Boys.
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Old 25-08-2012, 12:16
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Since no other channels have shown even a hint of interest I suspect they got it cheap.
I think it would get awful ratings whoever showed it but at least BBC4 has low expectations.
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Old 25-08-2012, 12:33
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I wouldn't say BBC4 is such an odd place for it to be, they aired Flight of the Conchords so they have aired US comedy in the past. I think it certainly fits BBC4 more than BBC3 anyway.

They will also most likely have low expectations, and given that it's probably cheap, I can see BBC keeping it until it ends.
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Old 25-08-2012, 12:39
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I wouldn't say BBC4 is such an odd place for it to be, they aired Flight of the Conchords so they have aired US comedy in the past. I think it certainly fits BBC4 more than BBC3 anyway.

They will also most likely have low expectations, and given that it's probably cheap, I can see BBC keeping it until it ends.
Or you never know it might get good ratings and other channels might wake up and decide to take notice. As sky did with Mad Men
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Old 25-08-2012, 15:11
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Since no other channels have shown even a hint of interest I suspect they got it cheap.
I think it would get awful ratings whoever showed it but at least BBC4 has low expectations.

I just hope they don't drop it after the first season if ratings aren't amazing. I'm surprised a few other channels like Sky, 5USA or Comedy Central haven't been interested in the show.
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Old 25-08-2012, 15:13
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It seems the BBC have deleted their post about Parks and Recreation from their website and the showreel video showing new programs to air doesn't include a clip for Parks and Recreation. We should wait and see until its been confirmed properly.
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Old 25-08-2012, 15:15
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The Guardian says
BBC4 is also close to signing a deal to acquire Parks and Recreation, the hit US comedy, which will form a central plank of a slate of comedies that will air next year.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012...?newsfeed=true
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Old 25-08-2012, 16:25
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That explains it. Someone must have jumped the gun and put it on the press page too early. Still it sounds like they're in the final stages so bar a disaster they should be airing it.
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Old 25-08-2012, 19:30
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Lucky its not on BBC2 or BBC3 or BBC1 because it will be dumped after one season
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Old 25-08-2012, 21:34
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If the show does get picked up and does well on BBC4, I can probably see them repeating it on BBC2.
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Old 25-08-2012, 21:35
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...so it could get a reasonable amount of coverage.
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Old 25-08-2012, 22:00
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Fantastic show!

Hope this paves the way for a UK DVD release.
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Old 26-08-2012, 09:51
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according to TVWise BBC Four havent closed the deal for Parks and Rec yet but will soon

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2012/08/excl...nd-recreation/
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Old 26-08-2012, 16:38
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This show is very likeable and amusing but it very rarely has the same hilarity that the earlier Office episodes had.
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