Saturday, January 21, 2006

Office humor

I wasn't a big fan of The Office at first. (The American version; I haven't seen the British version.) But, it had Steve Carrell, and I gave it a chance, and I've fallen in love with the show. It's so awkward and painful to watch, and until you accept that as part of the humor, I don't think you can enjoy the show. That's what did it for me, at least. This week's and last week's episodes were just so great. I see so many horrible characteristics of myself and people I know in the characters, and I just can't help but laugh at how uncomfortable and depressed everyone in the show is. Everyone's so defective and realistic. It's so different from the comedy that I'm used to. It reminds me a little of Arrested Development, but it doesn't have the absurdity and unpredictability of that show... and that's fine. I laugh more at Jim's facial expressions and Dwight's tone of voice than I do in most other sitcoms.

3 comments:

stolee said...

I've been watching the office recently, too. Last week's episode is what got me hooked. Now I'm checking out all the episodes in order.

Travis said...

Pam, come rub butter on my feet.

Kerjo said...

It's right up there with Battlestar on my TV shows list, just for different reasons.

For instance, The Office is hilarious.