Pretty good episode - I got a chuckle out of Mike pulling that guy off of IT work and having him guard the purses, then help him clean out his car. Watching Jim manipulate Dwight was classic as well. And Mike torpedoing the HR guy - well, wow.
It was also nice to see Jim finally move on and shift the relationship burden to Pam.
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Liked it, but the Steve Carrell character is becoming a Homer Simpson-like buffoon. His clueless jerk needs to be a little more human and grounded. I have a hard time believing anyone would put this guy in charge of anything. He's still funny, I just have to suspend more and more disbelief.
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Originally posted by dwatersI have a hard time believing anyone would put this guy in charge of anything.
I guarantee you there are people like that out there; in positions of authority, too. How they get there no one knows, and rarely does anyone ever seem to know how to get rid of them.
I have trouble watching this show sometimes because it's too real. As with the original BBC version, I find myself cringing and averting my eyes from the screen at various points (like any time Michael or Dwight talked to the Hot Girl).
I found something pitiable, if not endearing, about David on the BBC show; maybe I was fooled into thinking there was something overall "good" about him. Gareth I found repugnant. On the American version, I can't find anything at all redeeming about Michael, but I find myself pitying Dwight a little bit; the way he prostrated himself at Michael's feet showed that part of him does know what an utter loser he is.
Originally posted by Mayhem Was anyone else uncomfortable during the scene with the recently divorced HR guy? I was laughingly cringing on that one ...
Man, I hope this show will be back ...
I was because, as tarnish said, it's too real. That's something a middle school kid if the gal he was after was talking to another guy. Michael is VERY much like a middle schooler in the respect that he just acts on impulses and doesn't think about the consequences of his actions. "If you thought Pam is hot now, you should have seen her five years ago." Stuff like that. He doesn't realize what he's saying sometimes.
He was thinking: "My gal" is talking to another guy, I have to try to make him look undesirable. I've worked with a few people like this and have acted like this once or twice.
I drunkenly walked up to my drunk buddy flirting on a gal at a bar about four years ago.
"Wow, speaking of weird lips, Steve? Didn't your lips look freaking WEIRD when you had that herpes-looking outbreak last year."
It worked, I eventually got her digits and Steve doesn't remember a thing.
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Liked it, but the Steve Carrell character is becoming a Homer Simpson-like buffoon. His clueless jerk needs to be a little more human and grounded. I have a hard time believing anyone would put this guy in charge of anything.
The only difference is that everything Michael says, does or problem-solves is based on one of two things: fear of mutiny by his subordinates and fear of corporate accountability, even though it's his jerkdom/incompetence/mismanagement that gets him to those points in the first place.
Professionally speaking, in spite of his shortcomings, Michael actually cares about his job even if he's no good at it. Homer Simpson is also no good at HIS job, but the difference is Homer doesn't care.
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I thought it was a great episode; and the lingering camera shot of Pam as they were all going home told stories. Instead of hearing Jim talk about Pam, you see Pam LOOK at Jim...which is the first step in seeing things happen. SHE IS JEALOUS!
I hope that the series returns, too. NBC has a winner on theri hands with this one.
I've just caught up on all the episodes. What I like the best is how real it all is to me. Michael is a stone-cold copy of a guy whom I have a business relationship with (though luckily he's not my boss). And Jim and Pam has parallels with some of my dealings with female coworkers at times.
All in all, I do hope that it is back soon.
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I like the show too. I love Steve Carrell, and if he turned it down a bit for this character, he'd do a much better job of it. Unfortunately, the ratings haven't been there (and have been slipping too), and word going around the different media sites is it doesn't look like the show's going to be coming back.
It's sad...the show is starting to break away and branch out from the shadow of the amazing British version. Sad because I think it's getting canned. Which sucks, b/c this was my favorite episode yet. I really love Dwight more and more. The fact that I'm finally trying to not draw comparisons between this and the British version says a lot.
Please keep this show on the air. I want more!
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