Forgive me for what I'm about to say, but I have no other choice: The Office is officially dead. I'm sure there are plenty of fans out there enjoying the current season, but I'm not one of those fans. The Office has been on a downward trend, even when Steve Carell was part of the crew, but Season 8 has been hard to watch.
The realism that once fueled this show is completely gone. It's almost a parody of itself, much like House has become, and it's clear to me now that the "Office" writers are running on fumes.
The opening, to me, at least, reminded me a bit of a Michael Scott-type situation. Andy, in my opinion, was not the greatest choice to assume the duties of Regional Manager. The writers have basically made him out to be Michael Scott 2.0, and that's simply not working.
We're more than a couple of episodes into the season, and there's not much reason to stick with the Office going forward. The quality just isn't there anymore. I'm not even sure if I'm laughing anymore while watching this show.
To those who are enjoying the Office, good for you. I'm not here to hate or put the show down, I'm just here to express my opinion. To me, the Office has quickly faded from its previous greatness.