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2013-03-17 08:49:59 PM
"One of television's best comedies" ended two years ago. Post-Carell Office is the equivalent of a cat that was buried in the indian burial ground from "Pet Sematary".
 
2013-03-17 08:55:30 PM

CavalierEternal: "One of television's best comedies" ended two years ago. Post-Carell Office is the equivalent of a cat that was buried in the indian burial ground from "Pet Sematary".




This. The series should have ended when Carell left. Watching the show now is just painful.
 
2013-03-17 09:07:24 PM
They cancelled Squidbillies?
 
2013-03-17 09:21:44 PM
If given the chance, I would give her the most disappointing 30 seconds of her life

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2013-03-17 09:29:32 PM

Peter von Nostrand: If given the chance, I would give her the most disappointing 30 seconds of her life

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Fine.  You keep her busy, I'm going after Ellie Kemper.
 
2013-03-17 09:30:30 PM

dustman81: CavalierEternal: "One of television's best comedies" ended two years ago. Post-Carell Office is the equivalent of a cat that was buried in the indian burial ground from "Pet Sematary".

This. The series should have ended when Carell left. Watching the show now is just painful.


Still had Dwight, who carried it even when Carrell was around.
 
2013-03-17 09:44:56 PM
I preferred the English version last episode of 'The Office'.
 
2013-03-17 09:57:42 PM

cretinbob: They cancelled Squidbillies?


Squidbillies and the words Best Comedies, were never ever used in a sentence at any point it time.
 
2013-03-17 10:31:31 PM

CavalierEternal: "One of television's best comedies" ended two years ago. Post-Carell Office is the equivalent of a cat that was buried in the indian burial ground from "Pet Sematary".


I never really watched The Office, but is it actually worse than the ninth season of Scrubs which thankfully never aired?
 
2013-03-17 10:48:28 PM

cretinbob: They cancelled Squidbillies?


Oh, nooo!  I'll be cryin' in my party liquor...
 
2013-03-17 10:51:01 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I preferred the English version last episode of 'The Office'.


Pffft. I don't even own a TV
 
2013-03-17 11:40:32 PM
No, Season 4 did that.
 
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2013-03-17 11:40:47 PM
It was one of the best comedies 5 years ago...
 
2013-03-17 11:44:33 PM
"one of television's best comedies"? Most overrated comedies more like it. The show may still be on...but it's a shell of what it once was. Should've been gone years ago
 
2013-03-17 11:46:34 PM
The Office is done? What will Ricky Gervais do now?
 
2013-03-17 11:47:43 PM
Why was that show still going?
 
2013-03-18 12:03:20 AM
I still like it, dammit.
 
2013-03-18 12:04:39 AM
Gone is my hope that Erin is the Scranton Strangler.  Last week's episode proved that The Farm could have been a good series.
 
2013-03-18 12:05:39 AM

CavalierEternal: "One of television's best comedies" ended two years ago. Post-Carell Office is the equivalent of a cat that was buried in the indian burial ground from "Pet Sematary".


I stopped watching the season before Carrell left. I just lost interest in it and saw no reason to waste DVR space for a couple mild chuckles each week.
 
2013-03-18 12:09:16 AM
The show and its characters just got a little too dark and unlikeable. Hell, even Jim and Pam have gotten sad and annoying now. It's especially hard to watch now that you have Parks and Rec before it, which is not only much funnier, but it also has characters that have a lot of heart. Even Jerry is easier to love than the Office cast.

Only Community is sadder to watch than The Office now.
 
2013-03-18 12:12:36 AM
best comedies?  30 Rock already ended.
 
2013-03-18 12:18:44 AM

GAT_00: CavalierEternal: "One of television's best comedies" ended two years ago. Post-Carell Office is the equivalent of a cat that was buried in the indian burial ground from "Pet Sematary".

I never really watched The Office, but is it actually worse than the ninth season of Scrubs which thankfully never aired?


Last season came close but never quite went that low.

This season, amazingly, became entertaining again. I mean it's not as great as it used to be and the shark has clearly long-since been jumped, caught, had its stomach emptied and analysed, and been cooked into sharkfin soup...

But it's still better than most of the sitcoms on tv now. I suppose that's not a high bar to set given the average sitcom quality, and compared to last season is almost not fair since it was pretty much rock bottom and any slight improvement in quality is going to look great in comparison...
 
2013-03-18 12:34:47 AM

dustman81: CavalierEternal: "One of television's best comedies" ended two years ago. Post-Carell Office is the equivalent of a cat that was buried in the indian burial ground from "Pet Sematary".

This. The series should have ended when Carell left. Watching the show now is just painful.


I think they could've ended the show at the wedding of Jim and Pam.
 
2013-03-18 12:36:40 AM
"Community" is still on.
 
2013-03-18 12:36:44 AM
Watching recent opening credits showing the zany antics and camaraderie of the co-workers is the very antithesis of what made the show good. It's painful to watch.
 
2013-03-18 12:39:51 AM
Everyone needs to go back and watch the episodes without Carrell, still very funny. This show is just like the Simpsons, 90% of the people trashing it don't watch it and are just repeating the status quo. Even the much maligned season 8 had a lot of great episodes like "Lotto" "Garden Party" and "Incentive". The Florida part was weak but still a lot of laughs and a ton of heArt. Way more than parks and rec IMO.
 
2013-03-18 12:42:59 AM

Malcolm_Sex: Everyone needs to go back and watch the episodes without Carrell, still very funny. This show is just like the Simpsons, 90% of the people trashing it don't watch it and are just repeating the status quo. Even the much maligned season 8 had a lot of great episodes like "Lotto" "Garden Party" and "Incentive". The Florida part was weak but still a lot of laughs and a ton of heArt. Way more than parks and rec IMO.


I don't agree. People don't watch the Simpsons anymore because it sucks and has sucked for x number of years. I'm gonna go with 10-12 years on that one. When you lose one of the main characters from your tv show you can't rebuild with someone else. It just doesn't work. People invest something in the original characters and they will never support a replacement the way they did the original unless they're late to the party in the first place.
 
2013-03-18 12:45:22 AM
Wow, 26 comments (as I type this) and no mention of "Archer." There may be hope for Farkers yet.

/"Archer" is a funny show. I've watched it from the very beginning.
//It isn't the transcendent comedy people on Fark make it out to be.
 
2013-03-18 12:45:59 AM
The last episode of The Office has finished filming, bringing an end to the embarrassing two-season overstayed welcome of what used to be one of television's best comedies
 
2013-03-18 12:46:51 AM
I think its a tragedy that this is considered one of the best sit coms ever. What a sad, sad commentary on our culture.

farking office culture is the all pervasive, soul destroying demon, ruining the world.

I seriously loathe this show.
 
2013-03-18 12:47:37 AM
I'm a fan of both the UK and the US versions of the show, but it hit me a few months ago why I like the original so much better.

The British version of The Office is really dark and bleak during the two TV series. You feel like you're trapped in a room with a bunch of people you'll never like, and the one person you're supposed to empathize with (Tim) seems to constantly be his own worst enemy because he's in love with a girl who's afraid to love him back.

But then the Christmas Special comes in and turns everything on its head. We see the characters in a completely different light as the story arcs resolve. David Brent becomes likable to some extent. The romance arc plays out to the audience's satisfaction. Garreth is a halfway competent boss, even if he's still a martinet who gets pushed around by others. Chris Finch gets told off. Background characters have subtle, but resolved, story arcs. And then the show ends on a perfect note with Tim's soliloquy, Brent's successful joke and a failed group photo. The show becomes optimistic after all that bleakness and suggests that "Never give up" is the real message of the series.

The US show, on the other hand, often ventures into the realm of optimism and happy thoughts only to crush the viewer repeatedly. Dunder Mifflin isn't a place where people come and go like Wernham Hog; it's a sort of purgatory where all of the characters are miserable and everyone becomes less likable as they sink into misery. Jim pines after Pam, and when he finally gets her, things aren't really great because the two characters need to remain interesting to the audience. Dwight goes from being a strange little martinet to a sociopath over time. Kevin seems to get dumber. Creed seems to become more over-the-top evil. Ryan turns from being halfway likable in season 1 to a ridiculous waste of screen time. Andy turns from being a confident yes-man to an insecure wretch. And characters like Stanley and Meredith seem to be long-advanced in their withering away.

Ironically, the more cheerful and upbeat show is the bleaker of the two. It's also pretty much impossible to watch at this point. I'll stick to Parks and Rec,which straddles sentimentality, seriousness and silliness every week quite well without forgetting that we still need to like these people in the end.
 
2013-03-18 12:58:26 AM
I never liked the Office. Not sure why, I'm white, I've worked in offices. I am everything everyone I've ever talked to says should love that show. I tried, I really did. I've watched multiple episode wanting to warm up to it. I recognize the archetypes and can relate in some ways but no. It isn't realistic. Michael would be fired for at least one thing he did every week. Schrute would be in a looney bin. I am not a "' Don't own a TV" type at all. I love good TV - I'm just not sure h.ow anyone ever thought this was it
 
2013-03-18 01:00:46 AM
that's what she said
 
2013-03-18 01:03:31 AM
We Tivo the old ones. The are some I can watch repeatedly. "Dinner Party" and "George Foreman Grill" are probably two of my favorites. They were so stupid and wonderful.

I still watch the new ones, but barely get a chuckle. After last weeks episode that was supposed to set off Dwight's "The Farm" spinoff, I'm glad they passed on that. It seemed like a terrible idea when I first heard about it and the episode was boring.

As I mentioned in a thread a while back, the ultimate series ending would be for Michael and Holly to come back to show of their twin boy and girl babies. Michael would be thrilled and proud, not realizing both babies were black. Meanwhile, the camera would pan to Daryl who would fidget uncomfortably....as would Hank, the security guard, several other warehouse guys and Stanley, who looks up nervously from his crossword puzzle.
 
2013-03-18 01:05:31 AM
Father Ted ended in 1998.
 
2013-03-18 01:20:19 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Father Ted ended in 1998.


It's still alive in my heart.
 
2013-03-18 01:22:20 AM

marcre3363: We Tivo the old ones. The are some I can watch repeatedly. "Dinner Party" and "George Foreman Grill" are probably two of my favorites. They were so stupid and wonderful.

I still watch the new ones, but barely get a chuckle. After last weeks episode that was supposed to set off Dwight's "The Farm" spinoff, I'm glad they passed on that. It seemed like a terrible idea when I first heard about it and the episode was boring.

As I mentioned in a thread a while back, the ultimate series ending would be for Michael and Holly to come back to show of their twin boy and girl babies. Michael would be thrilled and proud, not realizing both babies were black. Meanwhile, the camera would pan to Daryl who would fidget uncomfortably....as would Hank, the security guard, several other warehouse guys and Stanley, who looks up nervously from his crossword puzzle.


That's probably too dark (no pun intended) of a resolution for the way the series has progressed, but even as an avid watcher of the American version, I think that would be a pretty great ending.
 
2013-03-18 01:24:28 AM
Just finished watching a couple of shows from the, I think, 2nd season, maybe early 3rd. And I remembered why I had liked it.
Tried watching a couple from last season. They let it live long after they should have.

I think all TV series should have a season 5 write off. Characters grow out their orignal roles. More often than not, changes made to the character or others added, to compensate just can't cut it.
 
2013-03-18 01:33:22 AM
You spelled Black Books wrong and there only three seasons of it
 
2013-03-18 01:36:08 AM
What? Again?
 
2013-03-18 01:36:58 AM
They take Episodes off the air?
 
2013-03-18 01:42:58 AM

TripSixes: No, Season 4 did that.


As much I love this show and keep watching every episode,  I agree with this. Season 4 was the last (at least most of it) classic type of office. I've just been watching the rest for the sake of it. There have been good episodes since then but when watching some that came after season 4 and go back to the previous seasons, you can tell very distinctly the divide of comedic quality.
 
2013-03-18 01:50:17 AM
The British one is better.  It's so much more uncomfortable.  David Brent is genius.

/American
 
2013-03-18 01:50:36 AM
Subby's a troll
 
2013-03-18 02:09:47 AM
Just going to throw out there that last weeks episode was really good. At least I thought so.
 
2013-03-18 02:12:33 AM

Digitalstrange: I never liked the Office. Not sure why, I'm white, I've worked in offices. I am everything everyone I've ever talked to says should love that show. I tried, I really did. I've watched multiple episode wanting to warm up to it. I recognize the archetypes and can relate in some ways but no. It isn't realistic. Michael would be fired for at least one thing he did every week. Schrute would be in a looney bin. I am not a "' Don't own a TV" type at all. I love good TV - I'm just not sure h.ow anyone ever thought this was it


ALL kinds of this.  I  understand we all like different things, but Good God, this show was painful to try to watch.   Annoying as hell and totally unfunny.
 
2013-03-18 02:19:53 AM

VTGremlin: Just going to throw out there that last weeks episode was really good. At least I thought so.


That's because most of it wasn't actually an Office episode, but a pilot for a failed Dwight spin off.

/The Decemberists song was a nice touch.
 
2013-03-18 03:50:28 AM

REO-Weedwagon: FirstNationalBastard: Father Ted ended in 1998.

It's still alive in my heart.


The Office is small, Father Ted is far away.

:(
 
2013-03-18 05:54:02 AM

cato113: You spelled Black Books wrong and there only three seasons of it


Phamphlet, do you have one?

/or I would settle for a bottle of gin
//if not gin then a nice merlot
 
2013-03-18 06:03:43 AM
I still want Toby to be the Scranton Strangler
 
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