Series like ‘Parks and Recreation’ streaming on Netflix

Review Ethan / 2023-04-27 05:30:41

Parks and Recreation ended its run in 2015. Netflix has been streaming every single episode and season of Parks and Recreation since January 2015. If you’re like me you’ve probably watched through the entire show. You probably have. You can do it all in one weekend. There comes a time when you have to take a step back and see something different. That’s why in this post, we’re going to look at 5 worthy companion shows for you to binge through alongside Parks and Recreation.

The Office (U.S.)

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The Office has many similarities to Parks and Recreation. This includes the casting of Rashida Jones and the fact that it ran for several years alongside Parks and Recreation on NBC. The mockumentary show, inspired by the UK version of the same name, took a while to find its feet but once it did, it became one of America’s most loved sitcoms with some of the most memorable characters and known for the on-screen chemistry between Jim and Pam. It ended in 2013, and was missed. However, the entire catalog of Parks and Recreation is available on Netflix now.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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You’ll notice a recurring theme on this post and that is that the most similar shows to Parks and Recreation all have ties to NBC at some point and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, while being a Netflix Original, had beginnings at NBC. Tina Fey showed the show to executives from NBC, who ultimately turned down the project. Netflix saw the potential. Netflix saw the potential and launched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 1, which premiered on Netflix in 2015. This series is about a girl who escapes from her captivity and sets up her own business in New York City to live the best life she can. Ellie Kemper, who is truly the highlight of the series, brings Ellie's character to life.

30 Rock

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Another NBC program. 30 Rock was a way for NBC to laugh at itself, and it did that well. The show is all about how a network comedy show is produced and how the crew and cast get along in the breaks. The chemistry between all of these characters are electric and while it doesn’t have the same sort of fandom as the other shows we’ve mentioned, it’s still one of NBC’s best comedies from the 21st century and Alec Baldwin is on another level here.

Master of none

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If you’re looking at the picture above and thinking, “Hey that guy looks just like Tom Haverford!”, then that’s because it is! Aziz Ansari was one my favorite actors on the show from his memorable lines to that face he pulls when he’s happy or excited – you know the one. Aziz Ansari is not new to Netflix. He has already done a couple of stand-up specials, but in 2015 he added a whole season of Master of None. It’s all about a 20-something who’s struggling to find purpose in life and is probably one of the best social commentaries to be found on TV right now. It’s often laugh out loud funny and one of the most surprising hit shows out of 2015.

Portlandia

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Let’s start by saying that this show is almost definitely not going to be for everyone. If you find yourself 10 minutes into the show wondering what the heck is going on then that’s exactly what they intended. IFC's sketch comedy series stars Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and other bizarre characters. You’re either going to get it or not. There’s no in between with this show.

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