Clearly this show is a clone of the Office, a somewhat handicapped clone. It's not terrible, but I think the format just doesn't work as well for the scenario as it does on the Office. The Office gang is cohesive, you know all of them, and there aren't a lot of extraneous characters. Parks, on the other hand, does have a core group, but I think by adding in so many other characters and taking the action out of a set location they lose that cohesion. I don't feel as invested in any of the characters, I'm not getting attached to them like I am to Michael, Jim, Pam, even Dwight. Hopefully the show will gel more as it goes. On the plus side, it's SO much better than Kath and Kim which made me want to claw out my own eyes and jam knitting needles into my eardrums so I wouldn't have to see or hear it. Instead I just turned the channel and I'm not doing that with P & R.
Parks and Recreation doesn't make us want to change the channel, so I guess it gets 3 Monkees.