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Abbott Elementary's Gregory = Mark Brendanawicz

Let me preface this by saying I love Abbott Elementary, and adored the scene when Gregory danced goofy in front of the kids to loosen them up, and his gardening plotline. BUT, in a sea of really excellent and fun characters, I just don't see the appeal of Gregory. To me, he feels very similar to Parks and Rec's Mark Brenadanawicz: self-important and kind of a buzzkill. I feel like his character brings down the energy of every scene he's in, and I have zero investment in his romantic and career journey because of it.

I know the show's still developing its characters, but he's the one that lags behind for me. I'm probably alone in this, and open to hearing his merits, but he just doesn't do it for me. Team Tariq all the way.