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(Entertainment Weekly)   Last night's episode of The Office broke a new series record   ( divider line
    More: Followup, The Office, Big Bang theory, Grey's Anatomy, time slot  
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2012-04-14 02:47:50 AM  
3 votes:
That's because it's not funny. It's never been funny. It's been an arduous, cringe-inducing flop since day 1.
2012-04-14 05:13:41 AM  
2 votes:
The end of the series should have been Michael Scott taking his microphone off.
2012-04-14 03:45:45 AM  
2 votes:
I can only hope that this show is being kept on the air to help subsidize sending Karl Pilkington around the world once a year or so.
2012-04-15 12:46:43 AM  
1 vote:

Snatch Bandergrip: The show should end on Michael, alone in his office, doomed to be there until the day he dies.

So, basically, go Dinosaurs with it
2012-04-15 12:34:37 AM  
1 vote:
The Office started to falter around the end of season three, was tolerable through the fifth season, and was unwatchable thereafter.

Ed Helms never evolved past being a second, watery Dwight. Jim and Pam as a married couple is bullshiat; working all day with people you see at home turns you into a murderous psychopath. Michael NEVER should have left; the show WAS Michael Scott: a deluded man-child who would never be free of his mediocre station in life, a guy too stupid to realize he's doing hard time. The show should end on Michael, alone in his office, doomed to be there until the day he dies.

Characters moving on, doing better, evolving, and all that other sappy bullshiat fundamentally betrays the central premise of the show, that white collar life is stifling, unrewarding, and soul-crushing.

Also, Chuck Lorre and his stodgy, outdated multi-cam laugh track sitcoms can eat my ass till his gums go raw. Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother are generic piffle cleverly masked by excellent casting. Big Bang Theory is not only generic, but insultingly ignorant of the culture it portrays.

Most sitcoms should only last for 3-5 seasons and have a strong narrative arc with a beginning, middle and end.
2012-04-14 07:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
Catherine Tate is an incredibly unfunny transvestite.

/please don't tell me that's a natural born woman.
2012-04-14 04:09:35 PM  
1 vote:

wedding vegetables: Community and Parks & Rec are far funnier. even 30 Rock and Big Bang Theory are funnier, assuming you have low expectations. (and if you still enjoy The Office, that's a very easy assumption to make.)

LOL, Big Bang Theory is awful, just farkin awful. I also think Parks and Rec sucks balls but I only saw the first season.
2012-04-14 12:23:15 PM  
1 vote:
The pam jim wedding was their shark, the cast dancing down the aisle their motorcycle. Couldnt bring myself to watch anything after that because honestly the show just went full on I am sam retard. They should have literally ended it with pam and jim saying I do because beyond that theres nothing left to cover, its just a bunch of pathetic people doomed to a middle wage job for the rest of their lives with no hope of escape.
2012-04-14 11:37:06 AM  
1 vote:

rynthetyn: They have no clue how to use Catherine Tate, so I don't know why they brought her on.

You mean the talentless British woman who thinks she's a female version of Ricky Gervais?
2012-04-14 08:32:34 AM  
1 vote:
Pam get nek'd yet?
2012-04-14 04:48:19 AM  
1 vote:
... I'm sorry the Office sucks. Stop looking at the camera every time when something is supposed to be awkward or funny... I have tried to watch it and just don't find it funny. And for people defending how long it's been on the air. HAVE YOU SEEN THE shiat THAT IS ON TV LATELY!... Yes, all caps was needed because I farking hate what reality TV has done to programming lately. Quality is hard to come by when you can get viewers by telling a bunch of terrible actors to go get wasted on camera and call it reality TV. Therefore you get something like the office because "hey, at least its better than that shiat."
2012-04-14 04:16:56 AM  
1 vote:
I never understood why so many people want to hate the Office. It's a good show that has had a good run. Even the new Office still has its moments and is better than most of the crap they play on TV (network AND cable).
2012-04-14 03:27:50 AM  
1 vote:
1. Steve Carell is gone
The show was going south in Carell's last couple years and it was obvious.

2. Love triangle is gone
They tried to make andy and whatshername the new love triangle thing, but there's no conflict. They're goofy and they like each other, there's nothing reasonable slowing them down.

3. Characters aren't interesting, have run their course
The intern character has become a caricature or has schizophrenia or something. Creed is in the credits, as opposed to being the weird guy no one's sure really works there.

4. Newer characters are unlikeable.
The gabe character is just a less threatening dwight. The random guest stars don't really pull their weight.

I'm sure the show is still funny or whatever, but the same premise runs thin after a while. The office exhausted the reasonable plots in the first few years and now it's just wacky all the time.
2012-04-14 02:57:35 AM  
1 vote:
The NBC Thursday lineup should move to another night. Between Idol and CBS they're getting slaughtered.

Also, who signed an agreement with the devil to make Big Bang Theory a success?
2012-04-14 12:21:57 AM  
1 vote:
I loved the show, but it really shouldn't have come back this season.

I can not stand Andy. Nothing he does I find the least bit entertaining. At least in the earlier seasons he came only in small doses.
I'm over Pam and Jim. It was great TV watching them get together, but now it's just stale. I've also found Pam's acting to have fallen off noticeably.
2012-04-13 11:51:28 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe most British shows have short runs for a reason.

This can't be a surprise, though. The show is getting old. And sitcoms don't seem to have the ability of, say, a Law and Order, to change cast members and keep on going.
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