Kim Kizyma
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The Office is the greatest TV show ever

Lots of people have watched The Office, and for good reason. The show is incredible. Starting on NBC in 2005, the beloved mockumentary/sitcom has 9 seasons.

The entire show is on Netflix, too, which is awesome.  It’s also frequently rerun on Comedy Central on TV.

In theory, the show is essentially about nothing.  It depicts the “everyday” lives of the employers at a fictional paper company called Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The humor across the show is what draws people in and the depth of the characters and storyline is what hooks them. The series initially took off with Steve Carrell as the manager of the Scranton branch, though seasons later he leaves the company. The show continues, and it is still good, but it’s just a different feeling. Steve, as Michael Scott, is a “know nothing” manager surely shouldn’t be in charge, but is. The leadership style, or lack thereof, is hysterical and it causes lots of issues and obstacles for the employees to work through.

We get lots of insight and depth for each character of the show. Some are shown less, but they still have their distinct personality traits. 

The Office has one of the best casts on television...it also has created several compelling characters and touching relationships, all of which is fairly remarkable for a half-hour comedy.” (Travis Fickett of IGN) 

There are rumors that the show will return with some of the same cast members in either 2018 or 2019. I really hope the show does return, but it would certainly be much different without Michael Scott again. 

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