When it comes to my shows, I’m an all or nothing viewer. I will watch Every. Single. Episode., or I won’t watch at all. And no matter how many times a formerly fresh and clever show has jumped the proverbial shark, I will watch loyally until the very end of the series.
But every once in a while, I get so frustrated or disappointed with a show that I quit. I erase it from my DVR schedule and try to forget it even exists.
- It worked with Grey’s Anatomy. [As long as I avoid those commercials!]
- It worked with Big Bang Theory. [We'll always have reruns.]
- It worked with Bones. [As if I'd come back after that surprise pregnancy stunt?]
And it almost worked with The Office.
Once I began watching The Office (after co-workers convinced me I was The Only Person not watching it back in 2005), I never missed an episode. I stayed through the Stanford years and the Angry Andy episodes and the Michael and Jan insanity. I watched – and loved – it all.
But when Steve Carell left, the lights went out for me. I came back the next season, but not every week. And eventually, I stopped watching at all.
This is The Office’s final season, though. And if there’s one thing that will woo me back, it is a final season.
As I checked back in with the show I used to love so much, I saw major drama unfolding between Pam and Jim. Jim had started a new company in Philadelphia and was spending lots of time away from home while Pam quietly grew more and more resentful of the situation.
Was it possible our beloved PB&J weren’t going to make it?
As I’ve once again become a regular viewer, I’ve also started reading recaps and reviews of The Office again, too. And I have been so surprised by what I’ve found.
(despite what other fans have had to say about it),
join me at my friend Amy’s blog today!