while i do like parks and rec, i think the office is way, way better. one thing that makes the office work is the basic plot and interesting characters. all of the character development is made in the first 2 seasons, but the parks and red characters change so quickly over a short period of time it just doesn't work out. and while the office has a linear episode formula (michael comes up with an idea that effects the entire office) but the parks and rec episode formula is so non linear, it just doesn't work like the office. in the office you can watch basically any episode and understand what's going on, but it's difficult to do that with parks and rec. this is very long and i'm sorry.
I’ll always love the office because of the raw comedy. Every episode makes me laugh loads. But parks and rec I watch it because I’m engaged in the story so much but credit where it’s due Pam and Jim’s love story was a great story line