Finally getting around to blogging about The Office. Oh, it’s returned! All our favorites such as Jim, Michael, Kevin, Dwight, Angela, Andy and Pam (though usually by webcam).
Ok, maybe some of them aren’t your faves. And probably taking them one on one, you can’t stand them. But here mixed in like a great big soup of common corporate America, they are hilarious.
So taking the last two episodes, my favorite joke probably ever on this show was not by Jim but by Dwight. How completely perceptive of him is to tell Holly that Kevin was “special” and how did that escape my own attention? Of course they cut the gag short which is probably for the best, don’t want to ruin it by letting it go far too long. Holly getting onto Angela was perfect because even if Kevin isn’t “mentally challenged”, Andy’s cheating fiancee has no right to talk to him like that. Of course, Holly was too shocked to find out Kevin was mentally unchallenged (probably very true) to point that out.
Holly is a great new character. She’s so deliciously dorky, and probably perfect for Michael. I felt sorry for her last week, when Michael couldn’t hide his inner bad manager any longer and gave immunity to employees for bad ethical behavior. Of course, Meredith admitted to a doozy, sleeping with a supplier for them to get discounts (and steak passes). Holly was shocked and outraged, but helpless to do anything about it, even when it was finally brought to corporate’s attention.
I was mainly worried that this would bring out the worst in Michael, threatening to tell his “I told you so’s” to her and ruin whatever chance he might have at a good relationship. But he surprised me with his chilvarlous behavior by getting all “bad boss” on the employees and making them complete their ethical training. Of course, if this had happened to Toby, Michael would have let him languish out there on his own, and probably refused to sign the needed forms. Oh, wonder what they are going to do with Toby?
I miss Pam and noticed she was only in this week’s episode by voice. I hope she returns soon, it’s not the same without her.