Over the years, we feel like we’ve made our love of “Parks and Recreation” no secret. It’s silly, it’s funny, and it brought to us many actors like Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza who were not really in our consciousness much before it started.
Unfortunately, we are now at a point where all good things must come to an end, and the timing seems pretty right especially for Chris Pratt. He’s had a great time playing Andy, but with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting nearly $100 million at the box office this weekend, we have almost no doubt at all that he is going to go on to do some other great things.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Radio about the show’s upcoming final season, Pratt waxed poetic about his time there; however, at the same time he said that it feels like the right time to say farewell before things start to really get stale:
“They’ve done a tremendous job, but eventually you just run out of stories to tell about these characters without it becoming hackneyed and becoming sort of jumping the shark and turning into something that wouldn’t honor the characters. So I think everyone just got together and decided, hey, we’re going to give this thing the ending that it deserves and give the fans something that they can really enjoy — complete the stories for these characters.”
One thing that is probably very much in the mind of many of these writers / producers right now is how “The Office” season 8 felt like a creative letdown, and “Scrubs” also went on far longer than it really should have. They do not want to replicate these two programs in any way, at least in terms of the perception surrounding the end. We hope most would agree that in their heyday, all three were pretty darn magnificent.
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