PARKS & RECREATION
Created by Greg Daniels & Michael Schur
TV-14 | 2009-15 | USA
(Available to stream now on Netflix)
In a time when the government seems broken (independent of what side you find yourself on), this show introduces a cast of characters so lovable you can’t help but root for them. It’s not only funny, but a great look into local politics. While everything is over the top, it encourages me to be as engaged in my local community as much as possible. PRO TIP: Feel free to skip season 1. It’s a shakier season as they were still figuring many things out. You won’t miss much and can jump in right at Season 2.