Network: NBC
Stars: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Aubery Plaza, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt
Complex co-sign: While the first season didn’t dazzle, seeming like a blatant ripoff of The Office, Parks and Rec returned for its second season much improved, in particular its protagonist, neurotic Parks Deputy Director Leslie Knope (Poehler), who stopped being quite so Michael Scott-style retarded. With the riotous Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, and Aubrey Plaza getting more shine as outwardly apathetic Parks Department employees, we dare to say that The Office, which has fallen off, has become the “poor man’s version of Parks and Rec."