Because of the WGA strike, last night was the last new episode of "The Office" until they reach an agreement.I am sure you know about it by now, but if not you can get the gist of it here. Basically, the writers want their money for DVD sales and advertisement money derived from streaming shows for free on the Internet. Admittedly, I don't know enough about this subject to have a valid opinion, but I say give them their money. If it weren't for the writers, the actors wouldn't have anything to act, the suits wouldn't have anything to air. Just give them their money, so I can keep being entertained. Selfish on my part? Maybe...but it makes sense to me. If anyone has any insight as to why this shouldn't be my opinion, I would listen eagerly.
However, the writers strike was not the point of this post. My intentions were to highlight the awesomeness that is "The Office". As mentioned in my "Netflix" post, I didn't start watching The Office until late last season, but it didn't take me long before I was addicted. I don't know how I missed it for 2-1/2, but I felt very much like I had been missing out on something special.
I will be patient with them because it took about 2-3 episodes for it’s humor to really hit me. The first time I saw it, I just didn't quite get it. I think it is because I didn't know what was going, the mock-umentary style was throwing me off, and I didn't know the characters or their personalities at all. For example the following quote from Dwight: I have been Michael's number two guy for about five years, and we make a great team. We're like one of those classic famous teams. He's like Mozart and I'm like Mozart's friend. No, I'm like Butch Cassidy and Michael is like Mozart. You try and hurt Mozart, you're gonna get a bullet in your head, courtesy of Butch Cassidy. Now that I know Dwight, this is hilarious. At the time, I just thought he was an idiot. Ok, he’s still an idiot, just a hilarious one now. I understand the depth that was in Jim's quote to Pam: Then it's a date. However, I had heard such praise from so many other people, I decided I would stick with it. By the third episode, the love affair had begun.