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ozthecat replied to your post “parks thoughts [[MOR] i don’t know if i’ve ever been so bored by…”
I actually haven’t watched yet (I haven’t been to compelled to watch live as of late) - what are your feelings on the show as a whole, currently?
A week late, but I have been pretty disappointed with this season. I felt that it started off on a bad foot with the London episode — the writing team seemed to forget who their characters were. I hated Leslie’s rant (pee-pee head, really?) and since when does she mock people for eating fried dough over salad? Not to mention the fact that Jerry is supposed to be awkward, not a creepy milk-suckler.
I forget who mentioned this, but the show spent all this time explaining why Chris and Ann weren’t a good match and then threw that all out the window and we’re supposed to buy that they became a perfect couple over the summer. I honestly have not cared about those characters all season.
I had to go look up what episodes have aired because I have such little memory of this season. I liked “Filibuster” and “Recall Vote,” and I liked the Ron character development in the second episode. I’m sure there are other things I liked, but I can’t think of an episode that I’ve LOVED like I’ve LOVED them in previous season.
ashishorny replied to your post “parks thoughts [[MOR] i don’t know if i’ve ever been so bored by…”
I have to strongly disagree with the Leslie/Ben note. Hubs and I almost get to second base in grocery stores and we’ve been together for 8+ years. I can only imagine how working together would be (I’D LOVE IT BTW).
The week before, Ben The City Manager was banning Facebook and personal cell phone calls. Then he derails meetings with a third party present to go on and on to compliment Leslie (and vice versa), then goes out of his way to make Ron, said third party, uncomfortable with a group hug. Ben is doing all of that in his role of City Manager, which has to be a huge breach of proper conduct for a government employee. They’re no longer subject to Chris’s rules, but Ben shouldn’t take that as a cue to do a complete 180 and show such favoritism to his wife in the face of other employees.
It’s great that you still grope your husband in public, in your own private time. But I can tell you that derailing a work meeting with a group of people so that you can spend X-amount of time ignoring everyone else to gushingly compliment each other and talk about sexytimes will not go over well. I work in one of the least corporate-y of corporate environments and that would not fly. (And I have worked with couples in all stages of their relationship and trust me, they have no difficulty in keeping their sexytimes declarations out of meetings.) Yes, I know that not everyone works in a corporate environment, I can’t think of a workplace, save for a couple running their own business together with no other employees, in which that would not create conflict and general uncomfortableness.
I’m not saying that Leslie and Ben are married so no more flirting and groping — just that there’s a time and place, and in their capacities as government employees, that place is not in meetings with co-workers and constituents.
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laurenmasterson replied to your post “whoa, Netflix. why are you putting “Road Trip” before “The Fight” on…”
I’ve been fighting with Netflix about this for 2 years
That is madness! What did they say? What is their rationale?
code-name-duchess replied to your post “whoa, Netflix. why are you putting “Road Trip” before “The Fight” on…”
I started watching in season 4 and caught up on Netflix, so that’s how I saw them! I was so confused when Ben says to Tom that nothing is going with Leslie.
I can imagine! That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. And then when Ben tells Andy that he thinks they like each other — well, yes! Especially after that kiss in Road Trip!