I feel that any good TV blog would not be complete without mentioning The Office. This show is such a classic and is probably my favorite TV show of all time. I also do not think I have ever met a person that watched this show and did not love it. The only people that do not like The Office just haven’t seen it yet! If that describes you my question is what are you waiting for?
The Office is the brainchild of the one and only Ricky Gervais who actually starred as the boss, Michael Scott in the British version of the show. I have actually watched some of the British version and I honestly do not think that it is as good. The humor is much more the British style dry humor, which is great but not as compelling as the American version. For those of you that have seen both, do you agree with me on this? I have gotten into some pretty heated arguments about this with my friends before.
Anyway… lets move on to more about the show itself. The show revolves around characters who work at a paper company called Dunder Mifflin. Despite the fact that they have probably the most boring job ever, they all find ways to have fun and create meaningful relationships. Also despite the fact that their boss, Michael Scott, is completely incompetent. I don’t know about the rest of you, but if something that I’m watching gets awkward for characters I feel the residual awkwardness. That most certainly happens a lot while watching this, particularly when Michael is involved. Of course all the characters are super lovable…okay maybe not all of them (*cough cough Angela cough*) and it is super easy to get very invested in their lives. Have I mentioned yet that this show is hilarious?? From having a fun run for rabies awareness to hosting office Olympic games, this show will always guarantee a laugh. I have found it particularly good destressor whenever I have a lot work, which can often lead to procrastination but I think its worth it.
Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell) leaves towards the end of the 7th season, but the show still goes on for 2 more seasons after that. Carell thought it was the natural move for the character and that is why he chose to leave the show. Goodbye Michael will never fail to make me cry because you can see the genuine emotion of the actors as Carell leaves the show. Unpopular opinion alert! I still definitely find that the last two seasons were enjoyable to watch. Obviously they are not as good as the seasons that do have Michael, but I definitely think they are better than people make it out to be.
Fun Fact: The Office can basically supply you with any reaction gif you could ever need. Also, if you ever want a laugh but do not have the time to invest in a full episode of the show, I highly recommend looking up the bloopers on YouTube. They are absolutely hilarious and it is great to see more of a behind the scenes look at the show and the dynamic of the actors.