June 15, 2012 | By: Mallory Flynn
I don't really get into shows. It's a statement I've been harping ever since I decided I'd never like another show quite the way I liked Nickelodeon's “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.”
So there's a new show out? Not interested. “Lost” kept you at the edge of your seat all six seasons? What a waste of time! And then very late into the game, I discovered NBC's “Parks and Recreation,” and with it came rolling in all the reasons that other people watch TV shows. Finally, I understood! With “Parks,” I had found a role model.
So why exactly is Leslie Knope my hero? Well, yes, I know she's fictional. But I've got a handful of reasons why I almost feel as if this woman is my mentor.
It's all these things and more that keep me watching. It also made me realize that perhaps discovering characters like this is the reason that people get hooked on television shows in the first place. They give you new role models and reasons to persist. It doesn't matter that they aren't real — all that matters is that they give us inspiration.