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winna

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« Reply #200 on: 09-24-2012 12:45 »

Dwight would have slept from the shadows and across your terrible adage, had his skull cleaving way across all of your genitals.

I kid... but am I not the only one realizing how creepy Dwight is?  A hair's breadth away the man walks a line between upholding the world around him (an episode dedicated the thought) and stretching wide schemes to bury his compatriots into the desert.  If he'd have been an army man, a song may have been sung about what horribly undescriptive things transpired across that long sun.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #201 on: 09-25-2012 04:46 »

I was complaining about the show's internal logic rather than attacking you; sorry if it came across that way.

Ah. I see that now. Apology hug!
winna

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« Reply #202 on: 09-25-2012 11:11 »

apology hugs are for people whose children I consume.
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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #203 on: 09-28-2012 13:13 »

OK, I've actually seen it now and as someone who defends season 8 as still being good television, I thought season 9's opener was pretty poor.

I mean, it had funny moments and it's far from the worst they've done, but given that this was a season premier and written and directed by Gregg Daniels, stepping in to try and "save" the show in its final season, allowing it to go out with a bang... well... there was next to no plot, it was illogical in places (Andy having a problem with Nellie) and whilst bits were funny, bits were also not.

I hope this isn't one of the season's highpoints, but rather, one of the low-points is, I guess, what I'm trying to say.
any1else

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« Reply #204 on: 10-03-2012 14:04 »

I'm sure they'll pick it up and try to end it well. I mean, if you know you're getting cancelled...you have to. They'd better.

I like how apparently the last time I read anything in this thread it was when Josh was saying he doubted James Spader would be the new guy last season, and obviously he was wrong tongue It's interesting to look back.
futurefreak

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« Reply #205 on: 10-04-2012 07:28 »

Are people still actually watching this show? I stopped a few seasons ago. To me, the final episode was the proposal episode. Then they had to do a Scrubs thing and recast the crew and make it spinoffy...ugh...
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« Reply #206 on: 10-04-2012 11:08 »

Are people still actually watching this show? I stopped a few seasons ago. To me, the final episode was the proposal episode. Then they had to do a Scrubs thing and recast the crew and make it spinoffy...ugh...

Surely the "final" episode was the one where Michael actually leaves as opposed to the one where he proposes?

It's not quite on par with Scrubs seeing as they only replaced one character, too. I thought season 8 was weaker, but still good TV and it had a handful of great episodes dotted around. Season 9 seems to be even weaker so far, but I'm hopeful it'll contain a few gems again.
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« Reply #207 on: 10-08-2012 05:33 »

Well, maybe they didn't replace many characters but they mixed it up with new ones and the roles of old characters got moved around, like Andy. Who is acting essentially like the new Michael in a different package...alright.
tyraniak

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« Reply #208 on: 10-30-2012 03:01 »

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=96475

Guess the Farm isn't happening
JoshTheater

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« Reply #209 on: 12-05-2012 07:13 »

Last week's episode was one of the funniest in quite a while.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #210 on: 02-03-2013 08:45 »

Bump.

Is it just me, or is The Office still actually really funny? It's legitimately been entertaining me quite a bit lately, not sure why, but the newest episodes seem to be on a good streak right now.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #211 on: 02-04-2013 12:00 »
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The last few episodes have certainly picked up the quality a bit.

I'm somewhat intrigued as to what their angle with the film-crew is, although it annoys me that none of it really works within the reality of the show. I mean, who's edited these 100+ episodes together if the documentary hasn't even gone out, yet? Who's been funding them filming these guys for 9 years? Why do they keep filming bits that would never be filmed such as the boom op man doing his job? The camera being left on was cheap, too. The chances that someone would accidentally leave the camera on and catch something that important to the overall plot is... but yeah, I can go with it if I switch my brain off.

I'd say it's back up to being legitimately great TV, even if it's still some of the weakest The Office to date.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #212 on: 02-16-2013 06:13 »

Just caught up on the last 5 episodes. The episode with Dwight trying to hire one of his friends was quite funny. Rolf is a great character...it was good to see him again.

And they finally brought that Scranton Strangler storyline to a close, after years of going nowhere! Cool. Even the Jim/Pam drama is entertaining. I'm glad they are knocking everything up a notch to close out the series. (Although I agree with cyber_turnip that the film-crew interactions have been kind of awkward and require a lot of suspension of disbelief.)
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #213 on: 02-16-2013 15:49 »

I think the last few episodes have really brought the quality up. In fact, the last episode was really great.
I'm even getting interested about the film-crew being brought into things and all the other story arcs I had no interest in, initially.

I loved Bob Odenkirk as Michael Scott II.
Slackit02

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« Reply #214 on: 02-21-2013 06:09 »

Can Andy get fired now?  Because he is just pissing me off.
tyraniak

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« Reply #215 on: 02-21-2013 17:34 »



I loved Bob Odenkirk as Michael Scott II.

I did laugh at the fact a Mr Show guy mistook Monty Python for Kids in the hall
JoshTheater

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« Reply #216 on: 05-13-2013 07:32 »
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A.A.R.M. may have been the best episode of the series since Michael left the show. Maybe  not the funniest, but in terms of character development payoff and helping to bring the show to a satisfying close, I thought it was incredibly successful. I experienced multiple smiles from ear to ear while watching.

The one character who at the end of this episode doesn't seem to have a happy ending just yet is obviously Andy. I hope they have something good lined up for him for the finale...he's an obnoxious idiot, but he's a loveable obnoxious idiot, and if the show feels Dwight deserves a happy ending, then so does Andy.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #217 on: 05-14-2013 06:16 »

Agreed. I am glad that the Dwight/farm spinoff didn't get picked up, because this is a very satisfying way to end Dwight's story. (Although now I am kind of annoyed that they wasted a whole episode establishing his brother/sister/nephew/kooky farm-friends when they could have made an actual episode of The Office.)
tyraniak

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« Reply #218 on: 05-14-2013 20:31 »

I'm guessing that since that episode was meant to be a backdoor pilot, it would've taken to long to rewrite/reshoot, so it kind of sticks out like a sore thumb
any1else

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« Reply #219 on: 05-17-2013 06:39 »

Review of final episode:

smile laff big grin laff smile frown smile cry
JoshTheater

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« Reply #220 on: 05-17-2013 08:59 »

I wish Michael stuck around for the Office party and had more dialogue with the characters, and that Holly would've been there. Feels like they could've stretched this finale out longer, it just felt like they stuck so much in so little time.

Oh well though, I walk away happy anyway.
any1else

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« Reply #221 on: 05-19-2013 04:12 »

Yes, I also thought it would have been good if Holly was there. But it was still cute having Michael come in. And then what he said about it's like his kids grew up and married each other laff Worth it. Some day I'll have to get all the dvds..or whatever is happening to media in the future. I like how it was never really necessary to watch every single episode (at least, Coldy got into it without seeing them all, or many at all I don't think), but if you do watch them all it ties together so well with continuing storylines all over the place.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #222 on: 05-19-2013 08:07 »

I've decided my favorite episode is the one where Michael thinks he has herpes and calls all his previous girlfriends, then realizing Holly is his soulmate. That was fantastic.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #223 on: 06-01-2013 10:20 »

I thought they did a good job with the finale. It had lots of issues with its writing, such as the way that Jim wouldn't be guaranteed a job at Athlead after he left, just because Pam was OK with it now and it was silly for her to not ask Darryl about it ahead of time, but for the most part, it was the best stuff they've done in years.

I thought "Living the Dream" was much better than "A.A.R.M.", though, honestly.

I liked the endings that most of the characters got and it was great seeing Michael again, even if it seemed really out of character for him to just sit and behave at a wedding. But they were only bringing him back as a nice touch in the background and I suppose the idea is that he's matured and, now that he has kids, doesn't constantly need approval and attention from everyone else.

And I think my favourite episode of the show is "Stress Relief". The one where Dwight does a fire drill that goes way too far and then they do a roast of Michael.
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« Reply #224 on: 06-02-2013 03:45 »

I liked that Michael did not have a major role in the finale.  Since he left, he had his "goodbye" and this was the goodbye for everyone else.  I'd like to assume he had matured a bit since having kids (also, its been like what, 3 years since he left?  and he has 4 kids already?).  Anyways, if Michael had acted like his old self, he would have stole the episode, and the focus would have become him, when it shouldn't have been him.  So I am actually really glad they made him subtle.  They let the focus be on who is was meant to be on. 


My favorite episode is "The Injury."  It has always made me laugh out loud.

FishyJoe

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« Reply #225 on: 06-03-2013 04:40 »

Here's the honest truth: the best episode is Scott's Tots.

The episode was so uncomfortable that my stomach was in knots for the entire show. I've never felt that way during a sitcom before.
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