I’ve never seen Parks & Recreation so perhaps it’s similar? I was thinking of a DC-centric comedy show, sort of a cross between Seinfeld (“a show about nothing”) and The Office (“a show about nothing at the office and small trivia”).
I’ve never seen any TV comedy about a generic federal agency – again DC not state and local.
The basic concept of the show is something like – new recruit comes to Washington in the best spirit of public service and is then confronted with…reality.
* the jaded veteran, “seen it all”
* the evil boss
* the bumbling but well meaning leader
* the corporate rebel
* the truly insane person who somehow still has a job (like “Milton” in the movie “Office Space”)
* “the data call”
* “the morale building event”
* “the approval process”
I realize these would sound like shockingly ordinary and boring episodes but there is a certain comedy to them too – I’m not a TV writer, but am hoping someone will see it and pick it up.
There are definitely other threads on GL about this.