Monthly Archives: August 2015

Early Season 6

…Of “The Office”. I would and will argue that seasons 2 through four (yes, four, not three, and I’ll explain) are all time classic television. I haven’t watched enough sitcoms to say that they’re among the best sitcom seasons ever … Continue reading

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So, Parks and Rec

Due to several recommendations, I’m trying it out starting with season 2. I’m in the middle of the first episode. Here is the summary so far: Leslie accidentally marries gay penguins, so both conservative and liberal outfits think she’s a … Continue reading

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Season 5 Mid-Season Arc: The Michael Scott Paper Company

Remember when I said that despite the first signs of a drop in quality I was going to keep going with season 5 because it was still carried by strong performances and still had plenty of opportunity for humor? Well, … Continue reading

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From the office of Cane Caldo: Ironic Disdain and “The Office”

Friend of the blog Cane Caldo has a post up where he makes a pretty good case that show drives its humor from ironic disdain of the world and its characters. It’s a strong case, and he makes some good … Continue reading

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The Office: Season 5

Okay, I lied. I’m about half way through. But I think I’m far enough to speak a little about it. So, bluntly: This is the first time that I actually felt the quality drop in the show a bit. Just … Continue reading

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Making Things More Personal

Here is a nice reminder that all of this involves real people on both sides doing real things. Instead of summarizing Mr. Wright’s post I’ll quote the important part: At the reception just before the Awards Ceremony itself, my lovely … Continue reading

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Noah Ward is the Big Winner

Four wins for Noah Ward tonight. Biggest disappointment: Not Noah Warding Best Novelette. The winner was “The Day the World Turned Upside Down”. One of the worst things I’ve ever struggled through. Really terrible. Ah well. Four Noah Wards is … Continue reading

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