The Office is a timeless classic worthy of binging

Connor Heffernan, Editor-in-Chief

The Office is a fascinating, hilarious, and deeply relatable TV show definitely worth watching. About a paper sales company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the viewer watches the show and will connect to each character, watching each struggle with the same life challenges that everyone faces.

The awkward and brilliant humor behind the show creates an unforgettable experience.

The spectacular cast is the backbone of the entire show. Whether Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) is discussing his beet farm with extreme detail, or Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) is planning a prank on Schrute, or the boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is making an entirely inappropriate joke, there is a mood established that is friendly and warming.

The brilliance of this humor lies in the fact that it is about people’s insecurities, about the awkward moments everyone has. The show celebrates these moments and makes fun of them, accepting that we all are flawed.

Like Seinfeld, The Office follows a group of people through changing times and discusses the human condition and what we do with our lives.

Each character adds an element to the show that references a unique part of our lives. The dry humor from each character reinforces this effect and gives the viewer a diverse set of characters. An “Angela-type person” and “Jim-type person” are two very different people.

The Office is based on the original British show by the same name. Created by Ricky Gervais, the original show starred him and included a unique cast set in the modern day workplace. Inspired, Steve Carell worked with Gervais to bring the same idea over the Atlantic.

Despite the dreary nature of a paper sales company, the show shines through in its best, light hearted moments. In the first episode, Halpert notices that Schrute takes great pride in his office equipment. As a result, he put all of the equipment, including his stapler, in jello, hidden in his desk.

When these moments are all brought together in nine seasons, there is a mosaic of fun energy that characterizes the couple of months that it takes to watch the episodes.

The key to each moment is the phenomenal acting from each member of the main cast, as well as the amazing writing that lies behind each joke. The jello scene’s genius lies in both Krasinski’s acting and the writing behind it.

“While the show may be nonsensical and outrageous at times, The Office embodies everything that life is about,” senior Miles Krick said.

In conclusion, The Office is a cult show that pulls the viewer into a hilarious experience. The characters in the show form the backbone of every moment as they progress through the awkward moments of life. It is a perfect blend of American and British humor that will connect to each viewer in a special way.

“It’s the most beautiful show I’ve ever watched and it will forever have a place in my heart. The show will always be there for you,” junior Zac Farnkopf said.

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