I hated this show when the first season started. At the time, I wasn't much of a fan of The Office, either, & I saw Parks & Recs as a second rate knock-off trying to cash in on the popularity of the "mockumentary" style.
I'm not saying I was wrong. I STILL think that first season was rocky. Leslie (& everyone else) is completely unlikable. I was hesitant to give it a second chance.
However, I'm glad I did. Season 2's Practice Date 100% changed my opinion of the show. it was hilarious, the characters really grabbed me, & Louis C.K. is the best. This is the first episode that credits Harris Wittels for the writing & I can't help but give him props for saving this show. And making it one of my favorite shows!
So what about you? Which episode made YOU a fan of Parks & Rec?