Not sure if I should start a new thread for him, but I never got behind Ron Swanson, TBH. I didn't like all his machismo and find it very one note
And that would be MY cue:
Ron rocks, 'cause we live in a world where at least in the media, there's an unspoken rule that we must have physically appealing, upbeat, socially warm, perpetually amiable characters.
Ron is none of that, but he's still a decent guy. Much more than Tom, that's for sure. I'm not saying Tom's a bad guy, but Ron is way more principled, decent, and appealing by comparison.
I wonder if the Tom vs Ron thing is generational, at least in part. I am middle aged, and I much prefer the slightly older, definitely more conservative personality of Ron Swanson. And as others have said, I can't bring myself to watch Aziz Ansari in anything else, at least not on purpose. His schtick on P&R typifies soulless, vacuous youth.
I wonder if the Tom vs Ron thing is generational, at least in part.
Maybe, but I think a lot of people who dislike Tom are his age—myself included. He's just universally annoying, lol. (To a lot of people, I mean).
And Ron is cool regardless of generations. I know lots of young viewers who love him. His appeal is also universal ;)
Good to know it's not just my age. I know my nephew Paul likes Ron, and Paul's 27.