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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 24, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
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  • Summary: Based on the popular British series of the same name, this faster-paced American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees at paper company Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch via a documentary film crew's cameras.

    Regional manager Michael (Steve
    Carell) thinks he's the coolest, funniest, best boss ever - which, of course, makes him the uncoolest, most obnoxious and annoying boss as far as his staff are concerned. Salesman Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) has always loved receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and loves sabotaging his cube-mate, the know-it-all Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson). Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) started as a young, smart, self-possessed temp, but quickly figured out the real office politics despite Michael's attempts to instill the official point-of-view, and gets himself a job at corporate HQ in New York.

    The staff is rounded out by quiet Phyllis Lapin Vance (Phyllis Smith), beaten down by the working life Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker), office alcoholic Meredith Palmer (Kate Flannery), up-tight Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey), formerly closeted homosexual Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nunez), stocky and uncouth Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner), ambivalent kleptomaniac Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton), Sad Sack HR rep Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein), persistently love-struck Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling), icy corporate manager turned Michael's girlfriend Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin), former Stamford branch denizen and Cornell graduate Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson), and Pam's ex-fiancé Roy Anderson (David Denman).
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Dec 14, 2010
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    Now in season 7, the onetime groundbreaker has become merely sweet and amiable. It crumbles like a soft-baked cookie. [6 Nov 2010, p.49]
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  1. Jun 3, 2011
    10
    The season finale of The Office mirrors the woes of the writers and producers of the show at this point. Faced with the enormous task of finding a replacement for Steve Carell is as tough, if not more, as replacing the bumbling and entertaining Michael Scott, Regional Manager of the Scranton branch. Diangello (Will Ferrel) was the first option but it didnâ Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    10
    You can't beat this show. The Office is awesome. One of the greatest shows ever. It is always so hilarious. The cast is amazing and have such good chemistry. Steve Carell is crazy funny and makes a perfect Michael Scott. I wouldn't change a thing. The Office is still the best show on t.v. I hate to see Steve Carell leave the show. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2011
    10
    Not only does this season bring back much of the style that made The Office number one, but it also gives each character an opportunity to shine, and it gives Michael an opportunity to go out with a bang. Season 7 is nothing shy of perfection. Expand
  4. Jan 21, 2011
    8
    Ok, I'm sort of relieved. The Office is not the funniest show on TV anymore, but it's definitely an improvement on season 6 (which was pretty bad). So far, it has been funny enough and sweet enough for me to watch every week again, I do feel glad that it seems to be on the right track again, but we all know Steve Carell is leaving after the end of this season, so I don't know what to expect. I know the writers have said that the show will keep going, but really, without Michael Scott, the heart of the show, I have no idea how they'll keep the show interesting. Expand
  5. Jan 23, 2013
    8
    Finding the heart it lost along the way, The Office's final season is a delight. Michael Scott's dimensions are highlighted with the help of Steve Carell; who is the face of the series. Anything after this is a drowning fish on the beach. Collapse
  6. Dec 10, 2011
    8
    Let's call it The Michael Scott Finale Season. It's a really impressive follow-up to the joyous tonal tendencies of season 6, even if it does lose a little steam at about the mid-section. Expand
  7. Sep 18, 2012
    7
    Usually funny. Sometimes dumb. Usually funny. Sometimes dumb. Usually funny. Sometimes dumb. Usually funny. Sometimes dumb. Usually funny. Sometimes dumb. Expand

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