I had a discussion a while back with some friends about ideas for superhero stories that weren’t just about superhero action; one of the responses was a show about the Daily Planet staff done in the vein of NBC’s Parks and Rec. Immediately, I thought the idea was perfect, and not just because I think Rashida Jones would kill it as Lois Lane; I think Parks and Rec actually manages to tap into a lot of the ideas that would make a great Superman series.
So I wrote an article about it over at Kulture Shocked. Superman is very near the top of my list of favorite superheroes, and Parks and Rec has been one of the best sitcoms in recent years. I think it’s a match that works surprisingly well.