Until a month ago, I had never watched a full episode of “The Office.” I was aware of its following and success, of course, but every time I turned it on, I saw what seemed like a dull person recounting a dull encounter in a dull away. And, well, why watch something less interesting than my own life?
But this year’s season opener got a lot of press over the summer, and I finally decided to give the show its due by renting the first disc of the first season.
Within the first thirty minutes, I was hooked. Forget everything I said about dull. The show is at once classically understated, and over-the-top. The writing is superb, the characterization so real that you think you know the people, and the performances spot-on.
And that Jim Halpert...what a cutie!
Any other fans of “The Office” among us?
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