This last season is definitely a lot better than the eight, but I just...Andy was one of my favorite characters pre-S8. Even during season 8 I thought he wasn't terrible. But this season just turned him into the complete worst person ever. It just kind of saddens me that after becoming one of the nicest characters of the show during the seasons preceding the eight, here he was just forced into a vaguely antagonistic and humiliating role, eventually culminating in him doing things to his boss's car I would rather forget. The last episode ended in a hopeful note for him, but it's still kind of tough to take seriously considering the show has spent the entire season ripping up his character.
There's also the issue of his relationship with Erin, which was broken up due to, well, the new Andy behavior, and Pete. Pete just bothers me. He has no real quirks, no flaws...he's just there to be better than Andy. I guess he succeeds, but he still stands out in the cast as a character who really doesn't have a "thing" going for him--other than stealing Andy's girlfriend, he doesn't do much. And considering that Andy and Erin's relationship had been a storyline since season 6, it just strikes me as a poor move. I would have rather seen Andy redeemed in this season, not vilified. It really just kind of feels like they are treating Andy as the representation of the eight season, and by ruining him, they're apologizing or something? It bothers me.
Maybe the last episodes will make it all better. Maybe not.
(Parks and Rec is still pretty amazing though. Kind of a shame that show's Andy won't show as much next season)