I still enjoy the show, but there seem to signs that it's either intentionally being would down, or the producers should consider doing so. Lowe and Jones are out the door. Pratt is probably close behind. April is turning into the new Ann. That she becomes less snarky and more mature makes sense but it means that the character's narrative arc has probably ended. Ron is clearly the breakout character (in fact, on Hulu at least, Offerman, not Pohler, the person featured in the intros), but the writers seem to have started having trouble writing a consistent voice for a characters whose politics they most likely don't share. There's also the "gimmick" of giving him a wife and then never showing her (though Ron not telling anyone she'd given birth was a pretty good moment). But most importantly, they're writing (written?) themselves into a narrative corner for Leslie. She's always dreamed of being a state or national political player and sometimes it looks like that's where they're heading, The current episode, where she was offered an EPA job, was a prime example of that. But since we can't have her leave Pawnee without the show being over, she had to demur on what was supposed to be her big dream. So, either the producers establish an endpoint and start working on a storyline that gets her out of Pawnee, or they spin their wheels for however many seasons they can keep the show going. Again, there is still a lot to enjoy on the show. And I like the idea of the characters evolving and growing (assuming they still remain funny and consistent). But is the show starting to evolve enough that the story is coming to an end? Thoughts?