It is time to pull the plug on The Office. Now, I realize NBC will stick with it as long as possible since it's one of their few ratings hits, but the show's natural end was when Michael Scott left. This current season with Andy rehashing old Michael 'please like me' plots, this go-nowhere romance with he and Erin, the completely unnecessary Robert California character, etc. is just a waste of time.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I agree, The Office has lost it's edge, and I don't really have much interest in a Dwight spin-off. The time-slot would be much better saved to keep Community around. Community took over The Office as my must see show last year, and it's only built on that this year.
Originally posted by John Orquiola Perhaps it's time to rename The Office to "Things That Just Happen, Sometimes in The Office, To Characters We Still Sort of Like, Barely."
Try watching the pilot episode back-to-back with "Pool Party" to see home much the tone of the show has changed.
There's no hero, no villian, no conflict, no awkward moments, no sweet romantic moments, ... the show is just a bunch of people.
If you didn't think Erin returning Andy's ring and commenting that she immediately knew it was his because she recognized the Bernard Family Crest was a sweet romantic moment ... then you, sir, have no heart.
Originally posted by wannaberockstarAny executive still pondering this should be forced to watch the entire season of Joey.
I reckon a show starring Dwight would be about the same - he's good as a supporting character but as a lead? Not so much.
I thought Joey was fun.
I must be in the very minority.
On the other side of the coin is Frasier. This may work if they can keep the essence of the character alive while going in a totally different direction with the show, it could work. I'm not so convinced a beet farm will draw a new audience while maintaining a high majority of the remaining The Office audience though.
I'd watch it and give it shot though. Mostly because I'd feel obligated at first. Kinda like I did with Joey.
Why Did B-Movies Vanish From Theaters? (blogs.wsj.com) A great interview with Roger Corman on the death of the theatrical release of the "B Movie". I forgot Corman produced Battle Beyond the Stars (youtube.com).