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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yep, The Office actually does make my day. Watching The Office never failed to make me smile, gniffle or laugh.
I remember when I watched the first few minutes of Episode 1, Season 1. The first thing I asked my friend was: "Why are they looking at the camera?" followed by "No, I do not like this show." My friend told me to just keep watching, so I did. I fell in love with the show. I fell in love with the characters, the small details and the entertaining story line.
Michael leaving the show did not ruin it for me, it just made it way less awesome. Nellie was close to ruining it for me though. I do not like her personality and I do not think she fits in, at all.
Oh well, I'll never be able to dislike The Office anyway.
Honestly I didnt know what to rate this. I LOVED the show so much, but after Michael left, it just hasnt been the same. They shouldve ended it. I still watch this show in hopes that it will get better, and there have been some funny moments since then, but not enough that makes me want to continue watching.
The first 6-7 seasons were comedy gold. After Michael Scott was written off, it seemed like the show started to jump the shark. The show is still pretty funny, but the storylines started getting ridiculous. In the first 24 episodes after Michael left, we've seen 6 different branch managers!! There was Deangelo, Dwight, Creed, Robert California, Andy, and Nellie (and presumably Andy again).
The driving force of the show has always been Jim and Pam's relationship. In the early seasons, it was will Jim and Pam get together? Then it was will Jim and Pam get married? Then it was will Jim and Pam have a baby? Then they had a SECOND baby. Now, entering season 9... it seems as though Jim and Pam have gone as far as they can go story wise. You could tell Jim and Pam went as far as they could go, because even in season 8 the focus started to shift away from them and more towards Andy and Erin's relationship. Hopefully, whenever the show ends they tie up all the loose ends by bringing back Michael Scott maybe in the series finale to buy Dunder Mifflin and end the show with him as owner. Either way it's going to be sad when this show ends. People rag on The Office saying it sucks now, but honestly they've done a much better job since Michael Scott left then That '70s show did when Eric Forman was written off.
Michael and the original characters ALWAYS makes me laugh while I try to learn what business life is in an office. However, I do agree the atmosphere on the most recent episodes have DEFINITELY changed. From Dwight's randomness to love dramas, this is one show I couldn't dare miss an episode. Now, I don't find this show the least bit appealing. I hope the role playing gets better.
Yes I have rated this as perfect as the show itself was perfect up to season 7, I just feel that the new season has let all of us down including the cast, it most certainly isn't as whitty as it was neither is as funny yes there are some funny scenes but they're not scenes where you would laugh out loud to. But now seeing that Catherine Tate aka "Nellie" is staring on the show it literally has become to the lowest point it has ever become. They just need to sort it out behind the scenes and scrap Catherine from the show and put Andy back into play like he said "he deserves that role" or even have Dwight as manager I am pretty sure that that will be much funnier and better watch than having that skimpy bitch running around the set.
I have loved this show from the very beginning but Season 8 has been so boring. They have a very talented and funny group of actors but for some reason the writers aren't using their resources to the best of their ability. I hope they can get it together soon. The character of Nellie is just awful.
I cant believe what is happening? I have loved and watched every episode since day one and now with this abysmal Nellie character ruining it, I am almost done. I can not begin to fathom the reasoning behind this Nellie taking Andy's job bit. Its does nothing but inf-irate me. Please stop this madness I will never watch this again if something doesn't happen and she is taken out of the show or at the very least not the manager any longer. Please Please read all of these reviews and see what the fans are saying, its the same all across the boards and this site and many others, we hate her.
The show is getting worst i hate Nellie i cant not look at her she is so stupid, they need to fired her .. im thinking about not watching the show anymore, so sad because i used to love the show and i do like Andy but i do not like that woman... she needs to go NOW PLEASE
Get rid of Nellie. Every time I see her face, I am reminded on how they are trying to replace Michael.. Andy was a great manager but not a replacement... Nellie can't even fit up to being a good manager.. She needs to go... NOW!!!
Losing Micheal Scott as the office manager was hard on everyone. Luckily Andy Bernard was a good enough replacement but WHY is that red-headed british lady stealing his job??? WHY IS SHE ON MY TV SCREEN STILL? DIDN'T SHE GET FIRED? She is ruining The Office for me and I do not want to watch another episode until she is GONE... PLEASE FIRE HER AGAIN.
The characters personalities are one in a million, especially the core cast that started from the beginning. As new charcters made appearances most of them seemed to hurt the show than add to it. I think they had a great run with Michael Scott, but it is still funny without him.
It seems that every new boss is hilarious, comedian and intelligent at the same time. Well these qualities should remain with Michael Scott. He and only he should be the UNIQUE ONE. Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) must Present herself as she described her in interview for Managership. Look at the Dress She wore as President of Sabre Inc. in Tallahassee Episode. TOO BAD SERIOUSLY, Doesn't matching any thing at all of this Character. BUT OVERALL I SIMPLY LOVE THE OFFICE.......BRAVO!
The Office is the best comedy on tv right now. I think Andy and Robert California are working out just wonderfully as the new leaders of the cute loveable office team. The writing is great and the actors fulfill what the writers are creating. Its just funny, super funny.
This show is amazingly great! The writing is simply awesome. I immediately fell in love with all the Characters. Jim and Pam are of course my favorite because they are just about the cutest thing ever. Dwight and Michael Always bring a smile to my face and laugh. I wish Erin joined the cast sooner than she did because she is just so great, and soooo cute. I've cried with this show, and I've had the best time of my life with this show. And I hope it never stops airing.
I watched the new one today. With the different manager. I am not happy with him but he is better than the original one. I didn't mind him in the Movies but not in this show. I love the guy who use to be in the lawyer shower who is the big boss. I thought he would be the manager … wish there were more of him. Love him. .
I watched the new one today. With the different manager. I am not happy with him but he is better than the original one. I do not mind him in the Movies but not in this show. I love the guy who use to be in the lawyer shower who is the big boss. I thought he would be the manager and we would see more of him … wish there were more of him. Love him. .
While i am a major fan of the original english office i am not a fan of this, i doesn't have the spark of the original, and isn't good there is an akwardness about this show which the original never had and i hate it, i usually love steve correl however this show just turned me so far off him i couldn't believe, the rest of the cast are just not that interesting and as a whole this show like i said above is just a cheap crappy rip off of the original for god sake how many writeres are in ameraca has even one of them ever had an original idea.
Often I am stuck with The Office on our T.V. as my husband likes it, and because I love him, I put up with it. Not to long ago, there was an episode about Michael dating Pam's mom, "an older woman". It was highly insulting to those of us that do have younger relationships that just so happen to work! The show is one of the worse parts of our society and amazing enough, people in this day and age think stupid is funny. Sadly - the way they are in this show, hits way too close to home nowadays and that is the part that is hard to see. No thankS. Funny can come in other ways... My integrity can not be a part of it, good thing there is an off switch.
I have tried to watch'The Office" several times but alas, withing three to four minutes I am apt to change the channel.Why? because this show still makes me scratch my head every time I try to understand it. It behoves me to try to figure out who actually watches this sitcom day in and day out.There is no intelligence in here.it seems like it's really an "Ode to Stupidity? If so, by my word, let it be so. What I cannot fathom is how down and stupid it gets most of the time.It basically does not bring anything new to the table.It keeps repeating the motions of all these characters who are true to their form without allowing them to grow and learn.
I think I will stop trying to understand this show altogether.