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The Writers Room - S01 E02

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Hosted by Academy Award(R) winning screenwriter Jim Rash, The Writers' Room is a six episode half-hour series that takes viewers inside the writers' rooms of the hit television shows that are defining pop culture today.

 
Episode Title: Parks and Recreation
Airs: 2013-08-05 at 22:00
  • Robert Lloyd

    As produced it is more like a trip to the zoo, with the scribes imported into a set that suggests a writers' room (white board, bulletin board, index cards, big table, coffee) as a lion cage might simulate the veld. Even so, it feels like a glimpse of the real thing. Rash makes an excellent host-moderator.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Diane Werts

    The Writers' Room winds up more anecdotal than explanatory. Heavily edited/compressed, it makes for a breezy half-hour if not necessarily revelatory disclosure, at least in the three episodes sent for review.

    Newsday Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    Because Rash speaks the same lingo as his subjects, The Writers' Room has the potential to provide real insight into the process of making great TV.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Geoff Berkshire

    Each episode is essentially a glorified DVD box set extra, but fun and informative enough to appeal to anyone interested in the increasingly respected field of TV writing.

    Zap2it (Inside the Box) Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    There's a casual, informal, willing-to-take-chances tone to The Writers' Room, which works most of the time but in the second episode, devoted to NBC's "Parks & Recreation", the show suffers from too many people trying to be funny.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    The Writers' Room is a fun look at the mostly unknown faces who have created some of the best shows on TV, though The Writers' Room might not have been wrong to expand the format and really delve deep into the nuances of the creative process of the specifics of certain shows, even at the risk of alienating viewers who weren't intense fans.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The no-frills approach--people sitting around a table BS-ing--relies heavily on the wit of those participating, but in terms of celebrating TV’s best and brightest, it’s still an interesting exercise of navel-gazing about the creative process.

    Variety Full Review
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