Lets talk about The Office!

I have to confess that I did not enjoy the first season of The Office that much, but hey, there were only like six episodes, so I went on to watch the second… This was more or less a month ago… last night I watched the second half of the last season, so naturally today I’m all puffy eyed from all the incessant crying I did for approximately 2 hours!

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What a brilliant show! Through 9 seasons we see the characters grow, but remain truthful to themselves. And nobody was “black or white”, everybody had a softer and a harder side and it was beautiful to see how this group of people interacted through 9 years of working together selling paper.

Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the branch manager, was a bit over the top, but he truly loved his “family”, shown clearly throughout a number of episodes, and I was glad that he got a family of his own. His special appearance in the last episode left me sobbing, but I wished we had seen a bit more of him, maybe get him in the final scene at the office with all his friends… oh well…

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Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) was just hilarious with his obsessed ways and rule following… LOL… his interactions with Jim and Pam made for some super funny moments. I loved his proposal to Angela and I was so happy he finally got everything he wanted: the manager position and a child =).

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Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), oh well, one could go on and on about these two. I dare say, one of the best love stories in television… ever! Big part of season 9 just cut my heart out, Jim and Pam fighting? OMG, we should never had to see that, it was so so sad. But they made up and she realised that he deserved everything, and off they went…

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I had my moments of liking and disliking Andy Bernard (Ed Helms). Things like him disappearing during 3 months and so on made me really dislike him, but he always had a way of redeeming himself, somehow… After a failed attempt in showbusiness, Andy gets a job at Cornell, at the admissions office.

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Two characters I did not care about, but that had their purpose, were Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) and Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling). Being both shallow and egocentric throughout the whole series, it wasn’t exactly a surprise when they run away together at the end, leaving Kelly’s husband and Ryan’s baby behind….

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Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey), though always in love with Dwight, takes a lot of time to realize it… She’s annoying at first, but super funny… she marries a gay guy, that starts to have an affair with her co-worker, and friend, Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nuñez). After Angela divorces the Senator, and Oscar is dumped, she’s left with no money and no place to stay, eventually moving in with Oscar, that then becomes the Godfather to her child (which, by the way, is Dwight’s and not her husband’s). Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner), the other accountant, who was never actually good with numbers, eventually gets fired by Dwight and buys a Bar.

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Erin (Ellie Kemper), the naive, innocent receptionist, after a few failed relationships with Andy, then Gabe (Zach Woods), and then Andy again, finally finds a stable kind of relationship with one of the new guys, Pete (Jake Lacy). In the last episode she finally meets her birth parents, which was such a beautiful thing, since big part of the whole character was the fact that she grew up in foster homes and was never adopted…

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Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker), after several years of long afternoon naps and crosswords, he finally retires and moves to Florida. At Dwight and Angela’s wedding he reunites with his desk buddy Phyllis (Phyllis Smith), who is all so please to see him again.

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What can I say about Meredith Palmer (Kate Flannery) and Creed (Creed Bratton)? Well, after the documentary comes out, Meredith makes sure that everybody knows that she was on her best behaviour for the last 9 years, because she was even in college… also, she finds out that her son is a stripper and is OK with it, even helps him with some of his moves. Creed, we find out, is wanted by the police, and goes into hiding for almost a year. His last music on the office is just brutal for the feels…

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Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein), the guy that nobody likes in the office and that has no friends, gets fired by Dwight on the same day as Kevin, eventually moving to NYC, where he has roommates, that are better than friends, because they have to give 30 days notice before they leave. Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson) gets the most awesome goodbye from the guys at the office, after trying not to do the goodbyes, he eventually gives in and ends up celebrating his years there with a group dance… the he goes away to live his dream! Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) moves to Poland (and eventually gets Ryan’s baby and we are left with the clear impression that she’s taking the baby with her) – maybe I’m biased because I LOVE Catherine Tate, but I really liked her character of Nellie.

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There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things,Isn’t that the point?  – Pam Halpert