I’m not a big TV watcher, obviously since I spend a lot of time here and elsewhere on the Internet. However, I make sure I TiVo The Office.
They’ve really started this season off well, revealing the Jim and Pam relationship, having the Dwight and Angela relationship end due to a death (Sprinkles the cat) and having Ryan take the big corporate position. I also like how they seem to be giving Creed a bigger role this season. I love his quirky old guy act.
One of my favorite things about the show is that they can work in a serious undertone while preserving the comedy. For example, the way they worked in ageism and technophobia/technophillia into the story line this past week. Few sitcom writers can pull this off and usually opt for the dreaded “very special episode” model but The Office writers blend it so well that you can miss it.
Characters I love to hate on the show are David Wallace, the CFO. He seems like a real corporate jackass. I’ve seen his type many a time and I expect to again and again. Ryan has become a real jackass too since he got his corporate manager position. How many times have I seen a little power go to someone’s head? Plenty.
As for comparing it to the British version, I see them as two different shows with similar initial plot lines. I enjoy both but the US version just strikes closer to home for me.
What do you think? Who are your favorite Office characters? Leave me a comment and let me know.