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A Little Late to the Party…

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So, I just started watching The Office. Yea, yea, I know… a little late on the uptake there, particularly considering I’m NEPA born and raised. I had tried to watch it when the series first debuted back in 2005, and it just didn’t click with me then. Maybe as a newly minted college freshman I was just sick of the “OMG The Office! Is Scranton really like that?” responses when I told people where I grew up. Maybe I just didn’t give it enough of a chance – the few episodes I tried were all very early first season, and I remember being a little annoyed at how heavily they mimicked the british episodes at times.

Well whatever it was doesn’t matter because I finally gave it another chance the other day while I was knitting my mum’s birthday present and can I just say… OMG. I’m in love. Mainly with the Pam/Jim storyline. I also love Stanley, but holy shamoley, Pam and Jim.

I just finished season two now, and I can’t even tell you how glad I am that I didn’t hop on the boat while it was on TV… because now? I don’t have to wait months for season three! Gotta love Netflix.

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Any of you fans of The Office? What about other series you fell in love with after they’ve left the air?

– Magpie

2 thoughts on “A Little Late to the Party…”

  1. I was also really late with the office love (and I only made it to season 4). I started going to school here shortly after the pilot season and everyone and their mom decided to buy me something office related for every holiday. (seriously. I have the first 4 seasons, some DVD/board game combo, a ‘worlds best boss’ mug….). When I started working and had no cable I put those season to good use. Season 3 was my favorite!!

    I actually just started watching parks and rec on Netflix and I think I like it even more. There are a lot of similarities between the two.

    1. My mom and brother are big Parks and Rec fans, and I’ve caught a few episodes with them over Christmas, actually. I have to say, I love it too! I’ve been holding off starting a full watch of the series until the semester gets underway and I’m fully on top of everything, because I have a gut feeling it’s going to be a binge watching situation. The office is amazing, but I’m at the point where Jim and Pam are together and it’s calmed down a bit, so I don’t really have a problem *just* watching one eppie at a time!

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