lol the characters have always been complete parodies I'm not sure what you're expecting. that is what makes them all so great and interesting. Yet even with that there has been more character growth in Parks than all of CBS and most other comedies combined.
I get it, you need to feel validated by establishing how even a show like Parks and Rec is beneath your finely tuned comedic tastes but I mean, c'mon.
You obviously don't even understand what I'm saying. I'm not criticizing the characters for bring parodies of government workers or certain types of people. I'm criticizing them for becoming parodies of themselves. This is common for sitcoms that go on for so long. Certain character traits become more prevalent and they become more one-dementional. The characters and their arcs become more predictable. The most dramatic example of this is probably the Simpsons.
The fact that there's been more character growth in parks n rec than in any other CBS comedies or comedies in general doesn't mean anything. Most sitcoms on tv are complete garbage. And parks and rec isn't even on CBS.
I wasn't establishing that parks and rec is below me. I said its been going downhill. Not even close to the same thing. It's one of the only sitcoms on tv I watch still. Actually it's the only one with new episodes I watch except curb I think and arrested development if that counts since there will be new eps eventually.