Review: The Office

Review: The Office

Caroline C., Editor

     The Office started in 2005, and is still, by far, one of the most popular and enjoyable shows to watch. The Office is a “documentary” sitcom about the lives of normal people who work for Dunder Mifflin, a paper company. These people aren’t special, attractive, or really that smart. But that’s what makes it one of the most enjoyable shows to watch. It’s relatable.

     The (American, not the original U.K) Office is 9 seasons long. It revolves around Michael Scott (Steve Carrell), the not-so-funny boss who seeks the approval of his employees; Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), the prankster salesman; Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), the engaged receptionist; and Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), the nerdy beet farmer, who has earned the nonexistent title of “assistant to the regional manager.” There are several other characters in the workplace and plenty more who are introduced throughout the series.

     I loved this show. It was so normal yet so comical. The characters were charming in their own weird ways, and the situations they got themselves into were just as amusing. It’s hard not to laugh, or facepalm when the characters make the stupidest mistakes, and unlike most shows, the theme song and intro aren’t at all cringy. I highly recommend this to everyone. It’s a great show to binge-watch. The ending of the series, especially, was so touching and a great conclusion to a wonderful series.

     Originally, this show could be found on Netflix. It’s now moved to Peacock, which requires users to purchase after a free trial. But it was worth it!