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15. Parks and Recreation
The specificity with which Parks and Recreation has drawn a small Indiana community would please even the show's perfectionist protagonist Leslie Knope. This year was particularly important for the show, as most of its characters underwent huge life changes. Some worked (Ben and Leslie's engagement, Tom starting Rent-a-Swag, Leslie running for — and winning — a seat on the city council); others didn't (please, Ben, no more talk of the Low-Cal Calzone Zone). The show has always brought us joy; this year it brought forth tears of joy.