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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 12:43:28 am »
There was a rumor that John Krasinski wouldn't not be coming back for Season 9. Well with this promo, it's all gravy as he is clearly aboard. Awesome. Now they just need to rebound from a very poor, lackluster Season 8.
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 07:59:59 am »
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 10:12:00 am »
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I'm really not sure what I feel about this episode. It wasn't horrible. It had some funny moments. But I think because of that underlying nagging feeling that the best players are moving on, it's affected my enjoyment of watching these characters. Michael is gone (2 seasons ago). Holly is gone (2 seasons ago). Kelly is gone. Ryan is gone. And soon, Jim, Pam and Dwight will all be gone. That's just way too many gut punches. So, is there anything good about this episode at all? Yeah. I do like that Andy has stated that his mission for this year is to basically get his revenge on Nellie. Yup, she is still around. I thought Dwight riding a bike across the wire at the top of the building was funny. I don't like the new guys. They are just basically Mini-Jim and Mini-Dwight. Oscar's secret comes out in a roundabout way. Yup, he is shacking up with Angela's husband. Also funny was Kevin and the Turtle gag.

I may have sworn off The Office because it's just not the same as it once was, but since this is the final year, I know that I will see it through the end, no matter how bad this may get.
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 08:41:31 am »
Added Episode 2: Roy's Wedding
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 09:28:49 am »
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Really cool to see David Denman return as Roy. I actually liked this episode a lot, especially the Taliban gag with Nellie trying to prove a point with Dwight by putting her hand up as collateral. Sounds weird huh? Well, she cons Dwight into signing a Taliban contract that he has to abide by or else it proves he doesn't take charity seriously. She steals a pen of his and now he must cut off her hand to back up his claim. It's ridiculous yes, but still entertaining to watch Dwight go through the steps of preparing himself for what needs to be done.

Roy's Wedding was interesting in that he is living the life. He's got money, a house and a hot wife. Plus he can play the piano now. This of course makes Jim and Pam very self conscious that they are the "old married couple" that can't surprise each other anymore. The gag with Erin's Newscaster tryout was good, especially when Andy ends up taking this 'fake' tryout too serious.
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 01:51:52 am »
I'm really out of the loop with TV, so I didn't realize that Clark Duke was joining the cast (which is awesome), but I will say that there's something off-putting about the cast change that you're talking about.

I don't mind that we're getting a rotation of different characters and actors are leaving and so on because otherwise you have the same cast doing the same **** for a decade and that gets old, so I'm fine with Michael and Jan leaving and new people joining, but I think because I have this huge gap (I hadn't seen The Office since the Writer's Strike) I'm still stuck in the mindset of these characters being... not famous people.  I think of them as actors on this show but I'm still thinking "these are actors who come into an office building to act."  So seeing an actor I recognize from something else, even if it's just Tim Meadows all the way up to Jim Carrey, it feels strange to me, the integrity of that world has been violated somehow.  The fragile membrane of the office that allows the reality and the absurdity to co-exist feels threatened when an "actor" approaches.  Which somewhat ironically includes Ricky Gervais.  I loved James Spader as Robert California but it just felt **** WEIRD to me that he was on that show.  Why would JAMES SPADER go to an office building every day to act?

Does anyone else feel this way, or am I crazy?

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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 07:04:13 am »
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 07:46:54 am »
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Hahaha. That was a great callback for Darryl. The set up is that he is reading a book on how to be more efficient and decides to knock out some more of those 'talking heads' sound bites all at once and proceeds to start a new one. Sure enough, they use the same sound bite.  Funny. Wasn't a fan of Erin learning the language of Game Of Thrones. I didn't find it funny at all. Jim finally tells Pam about his new business opportunity. It's her reaction of disappointment in that it took him so long to tell her that was very...telling. The Cold Opening with Asian Jim was particularly funny.

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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 08:49:36 am »
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 09:30:05 am »
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Kind of an odd episode because the comedy was more slapstick than anything else. But I still came away from it laughing, even if some of the jokes were painful. I liked the Popcorn/Radiation prank Jim pulled on Dwight. Even Oscar and Kevin's 'Pie-in-the-face' gag was funny. One thing I really hope does not happen is Erin getting back with Andy. He is an ass. I think they are setting up something of a possible connection with Erin and the Intern that obviously has a major crush on her.
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012, 07:09:29 am »
Added Episode 5: Here Comes Treble
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2012, 07:49:14 am »
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This is basically the annual Halloween episode. Although this was pretty good, it was far from their best. Nothing against Ed Helms, but Andy as Manager is just dragging in a lot of places. He is just an odd character that is so obsessed with all things A Capella. I really don't get his infatuation with that form of music. Dwight's reaction to the group Treble singing was spot-on. I thought Angela dressed as Nancy Reagan was awesome and frighteningly on point. Erin as a Puppy was pretty good. But the biggest and funniest gag was Nellie dressed up as Toby, who in turns falls in "love" with himself and was on the verge of asking out Nellie, that is until she took off her wig and was back to being the same 'regular Nellie'. Haha.

The 'cold opening' with Dwight and the Pumpkin-head was a hoot. Meredith as Black Widow was also good. Creed showing up with blood on his shirt and having him say "....being Halloween is perfect timing". I liked the Steven Colbert cameo as Broccoli Rob. It just would have made more sense and gotten a lot of mileage out of having him on the show if he did it while Steve Carell was still on The Office and which further highlites the huge hole he left in the show when he decided to end his run. Sigh.
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2012, 07:24:28 am »
Added Episode 6: The Boat
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Re: The Office (Season 9 - 2012)
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2012, 08:01:16 am »
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Ugh. A wasted opportunity for John Krasinski. I thought he did a great job directing this episode....well, part of it anyway. How can an episode have one of the funniest pranks ever pulled on Dwight also have one of the dumbest stories involving Andy's and a boat? His need to sail the family boat was a complete waste of time and more or less put the final nail in his coffin as the most useless character on the show. With Andy being so dense as to not invite his "girlfriend" Erin along for the trip, it's given the intern a shot to ask her out, which he does. Kinda.
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