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The Office WAS a good show...
Until Steve Carell left. I admit, he was a bit much and even pissed me off at times, but it was his show. Without him there was nothing. Will Ferrell was the worst possible choice for the show, and seeing him on there has made me loathe everything he has done since. James Spader was the best since Carell, but when they made Ed Helms (Andy) Office Manager, I knew it wouldn't be long before the show got the ax. I like him in movies, but in sit-coms, he is awful. I will not be missing The Office. I have already mourned the death of this show long ago.moreless
Great show and really nice ending.
When I found out that the show was coming to an ending I got a bit upset, Is a really funny show and a lot of romance all around. Some were your average joe kind of people and others were... well they were people but it showed that they all have their backs.
But like I said I was disappointed that it was coming to an end until I saw the end. Very TOUCHING. It really did touch my feeling. When they were at the conference and the mother and father reaveld to their daughter. When Dwight found out he was the father after stopping the love his life in the of the traffic and when Pam sold the house just for her husband. Very touching.
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Farewell Dunder Mifflin!
I can't believe its been 9 years since I started to watch this show .. and what an ending for such an amazing show.
This show been unique from everything else. It was full of laughter and good messages even if the office itself sounds boring and filled with people pissed off from their jobs, and that exactly what 80% of us feels like. and it showed that in a funny way.
The Office is just one of those shows that make you smile whenever you see it
(Let me just say that this review is based off of Seasons 1-7; I haven't gotten around to watching the episodes after Michael left).
PLOT: Well, basically, the title. Adults working in an office for a paper company, under their boss, Michael Scott.
CHARACTRS: MICHAEL. Certainly the best character, in my opinion, bringing in almost all of the humor of "the Office". There's also Dwight, a geeky paranoid kiss-up, constantly trying to get rid of Jim, the office clown. The interactions between Dwight and Jim are usually pretty funny as well. Pam, introduced into the show as a receptionist (moving on eventually to being a salesman) is Jim's love interest. There are a lot of other unique characters working at the office, such as Angela (the uptight Christian) or Creed (an old con-man). This show provides very great character-driven humor.
ROMANCE: Mainly between Pam and Jim. They end up getting married and having a child together. There's also Erin and Andy (a little on the dull side, though) and Michael and Holly, which ends their story arc on a positive note.
One of my favorite things about "The Office" is that nothing ever stays the same. Like, there's a lot happening between seasons 4 and 5. And that's really cool to watch, because it isn't predictable.
Overall, this show is a comedy legend and it continues to impress me to this day.moreless
Glad its Over
Listen, I love this show. It's great but its been waining the past couple years and it needs to stop before it gets like the simpsons. I like shows that take breaks or end early before they get stale. Like louie... FX replaced it with legit (its really funny too) before letting it get old and worn out.
I never tire of it
The show is a star! I watch the seasons over and over again and delight in practically all of the epidodes. The script and the acting is amazing. The effort that has gone into this show just requires rewatching to notice the subtle little interactions that go on or lines that get missed on the first watch.
Season 8 I expected to collapse but has held up pretty well in my view. Michael dominated most of the earlier episodes and freeing up some of the other cast was great to see. The episodes are a little more far-fetched but still delightful viewing.
Jim's prankster character / good guy has made me like him less and made Dwight look more like the truer good guy with his straight forwardness.
There are so many comparisons between The Office and my real life experiences that it is refreshing to see it portreyed in this comical way. The darkness and ridiculousness just lightens my view of office life that I have a good chuckle as I watch the real life antics.
Rewatching made me appreciate the background characters and the colour they add to the episodes. Just watch Cread, even though he is outshone, has his place in the whole entourage.
A great show that I watch regularly before I drift off to sleep.moreless
Episode 15 (Tallahassee) marked the beginning of the downfall of Season 8. The producers need to understand that Nellie is an extremely unpopular character, and I cringe at the fact that they are bringing her back for Season 9. Seriously though, does anyone find the characters of Nellie or Todd Packer funny or likeable? You need to be at least one of those to add any value to this kind of show.
I'll give Season 9 a try just because I've loved The Office for such a long time, but my expectations are low. Not only is Nellie coming back, but Ed and John (Andy and Jim) are also going to have smaller roles due to other film commitments. There are also plans for Rainn Wilson (Dwight) to leave the show for a spin-off at a later date. So there you have it, the show's most essential characters - Andy, Dwight, and Jim - possibly leaving/having smaller roles certainly does not bode well for the future of The Office.moreless
A new favourite
The last few months have been all about watching The Office US version. I've watched series 4 & 5 and am now halfway through 6. Superb writing and character acting. I'm especially fond of Dwight and Kevin for all kinds of engrossing reasons, most likely to do with them being both hopeless yet strangely endearing. Whilst the Pam and Jim ongoing saga is beautifully done, it is drama-comedy and not so edgy as other story lines. Perhaps their romance serves as something to soften the brutal and bizarre of other scenes.
I'm pretty sure I won't watch beyond series 7. For me this series is very much about Michael as the central pivot of the machine. I'm finding series 6 a bit patchy, but there are very good episodes and am looking forward to seeing the rest of 6 and of course 7.
Plus I do not like Catherine Tate as a actress - and having read reviews of 8, I think she is another reason I will steer clear.