Movies and TV

A Little Late to the Party…


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.


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

– Magpie

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  • Jenn

    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.

    • Magpiemakingdo

      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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