Okay, my responses to major show events aren’t exactly breaking news. I’m usually a year (or 10) late on reporting, since I have to wait for the DVDs to come out to know what happened. Of course I knew Jim and Pam got together in season four of The Office because I’m alive and all. And I’m crying a river that there are only 14 episodes in the whole freaking season. But nothing can spoil my excitement over fresh eps. I ran to Circuit City and snagged the box set for $32.99, which came with this limited edition stapler in Jell-O mold keychain, inspired by season one!
As you know, Big Haircut is the primary reason for my obsession (and, yes, I do like Jim better with his season three job interview haircut). Especially since I am connected to John Krasinski by two degrees. This was John after he heard about that:
After assorted pomp and huffufle from certain people insisting that the British version of The Office is better than the American version, I Netflixed that stuff. Is it funny? Sure. Is it better than the American version? No freaking way. Steve Carell blows away all of the British characters put together. Are you seriously telling me that the other Dwight is better than Rainn Wilson? I’m thinking not.
There were lots of plot similarities, so I should give props. The pilots of both versions were essentially the same, including the scene where Michael fake fires Pam as a “joke.” And even though the other Jim doesn’t look like John Krasinski, there were a couple scenes where I saw him in profile or he made that classic Jim face at the camera and I thought, Dude. The similarity is scary. But The Office I know and love is the only one for me. It rules supreme. As Michael Scott would say, it’s not even like comparing apples to oranges. It’s more like comparing apples to something that sucks way more than apples.