Best scene of the season- when Dwight started a fire simulation in the office, Angela threw her cat in the ceiling, Jim said, "I am NOT dying here," Michael started swearing like a sailor, complete panic ensued, and Stanley had a heart attack. I loved Michael trying to revive him, too: "Stanley, Obama won! You're black! Wake up!" I've never laughed harder at The Office than I did then. Comic genius.
About the season finale- Holly needs to go already. Michael's plot arc this season has been utterly dull, which actually makes me want Jan back, because at least they were quite humorous together. Dinner party, anyone? That being said, Pam and Jim are havig a baby *squee*! I can't wait... watch Dwight be telling Pam all these nasty pregnancy facts and Jim having to deter him.
I used to love this show back when it was actually, y'know, about the office with a sprinkle of romance. Now it's just a giant lovefest between a group of people who happen to work together. The cameras are inexplicably more intrusive, the people more emotional and more in-your-face. I guess the writers had to do that to appeal to the masses once the show got insanely popular, but I've been watching since the pilot and I definitely noticed the change.
Don't get me wrong, it's still funny as hell and one of the best comedies on TV. I just think that plot-wise, it's moved away from its original premise. Barely even "The Office" anymore.
I've noticed that, too- the more the show progresses, the more the cameras and the characters are out of the office. I wouldn't say that it bothers me, but it's certainly a noticeable difference. The story arc with Pam in NYC and Jim in Scranton was utterly painful- I know that the perfect couple needed a bit of conflict, but couldn't they have stayed in the same place? It was just too much back and forth, and it was one time I really wanted the plot to stay in the office.
Time for some threadcromancy, in honor of the PB&J wedding.
It was PERFECT. I loved Jim cutting off his tie, Andy tearing his scrotum, Pam swerving the car all over the road, Dwight kicking his one-night-stand bridesmaid in the face, Kevin wearing Kleenex-box shoes, Creed chowing down on his noodles nonchalantly while the entire office puked simultaneously, Michael conversing with Pam's grandmother, and especially the big dance number. It was all the better because things didn't go as planned, and everyone's personality was showcased. On a side note, I really want to see Andy and Erin get together- they would be so sweet.
Best quote of the episode: "The boat was actually plan C, the church was plan B, and plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her."