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John Orquiola
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
Season 9 will be the end of The Office. (insidetv.ew.com) This is confirmed by original and returning showrunner Greg Daniels (Thank God, he's back. The Paul Lieberstein years were the worst.)

"All questions" will be answered, including who's behind the documentary.

This sounds promising.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.73

    this will be the show’s final season


HOORAY


    Greg Daniels is retaking the reins


hooray!


    Clark Duke


hooray!


    I’m guessing the show will feel more like Dunder-Mifflin from before the Sabre merger


hooray. is that even possible?

Can't believe that 30 Rock, Office, and Community could all leave at once. That would seem to bode well for Parks & Rec to continue chugging along and doing its thing to the nation's polite applause. Otherwise they'd be completely clearing the deck for, what? Matthew Perry Tries Again and Dr. Animal Doctors?

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.31
This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by wannaberockstar
    This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.


Hardly; much closer to three. After the MSPC arc at the end of season five, only Niagara was worth anything, and it was still weak.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
While the sixth season was pretty poor, the Michael Scott departure arc brought the seventh year up to a strong level. That would've been the obvious time to end the show but nope, we had to suffer through the Robert California era.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.22
    Originally posted by PeterStork
      Originally posted by wannaberockstar
      This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.


    Hardly; much closer to three. After the MSPC arc at the end of season five, only Niagara was worth anything, and it was still weak.


See, I always thought that the first season was great, the second was decent, although a step down, and then it just started getting bad from there when it turned into the Jim and Pam show (mostly because they were both played by the world's most annoying actors).
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I don't have the hate for this show that most everyone else seems to have developed. Is it anywhere near its prime? Not even close. But I kind of equate it to college friend that you may see every now and then - even though you don't have as good of a time as you did back in the day, you still can muster up a pleasant evening. And I'll miss the show, even if I am the only one.

Having said that, it did feel rather rudderless over the last couple of seasons, and I think there was even a hint of desperation with the female-David Brent attempt that was Nellie (that's my guess, at least) and Robert California.

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John Orquiola
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The first season was okay, the second season was excellent, the third season was even better, the fourth season wasn't as good as the previous two, the fifth season was tremendous, and then there's the rest of it.*

Though I personally loved Niagra and I can pointpoint exactly when the show went off the rails in my view, and it was when they came back from winter hiatus after the season 6 Christmas episode. Something was... different. (Paul Lieberstein was the new show runner?)

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Paul Lieberstein was the new show runner?


Aside from the inevitable slide from aging and moving past the Pam/Jim arc that carried much of the weight, Lieberstein bares the most blame, which pains me because I love the guy. But in interviews he seems oblivious to the idea that the show has slipped in quality.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.25
Season 2 just may be the perfect season for a television comedy show. Everything clicked.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.64
Here's hoping they're plotting nellie's violent, painful death for early in the season.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.55
    Originally posted by wannaberockstar
    This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.


The Onion's take on this is hilarious!

Then it becomes less funny when you realize this was written three years ago.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.94
    Originally posted by wannaberockstar
    This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.

This type of comment about The Office has to be at the top of the pantheon of over-the-top-hipster-like TV criticisms. It's right up there next to "the comic book was way better" and "it's not nearly as good as the British version."

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by wannaberockstar
      This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.

    This type of comment about The Office has to be at the top of the pantheon of over-the-top-hipster-like TV criticisms. It's right up there next to "the comic book was way better" and "it's not nearly as good as the British version."

    - StingArmy


In the case of The Office, it is certainly right below "It's not nearly as good as the British version." I think that comment was coined specifically for The Office US version, even.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.28
kind of want to see a Office comic book now.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.73
My canonical Office final stretch goes:
- season 5
- no Niagara
- Scott's Tots
- Goodbye Michael minus DeAngelo

It'd be p. cool if this year tacked something onto the end of that.

    Originally posted by John
    I can pointpoint exactly when the show went off the rails in my view, and it was when they came back from winter hiatus after the season 6 Christmas episode. Something was... different. (Paul Lieberstein was the new show runner?)


Yeah, that Christmas party and the resolution of the D-M financial crisis was sort of the last gasps of realism before Kathy Bates and such. Although I think Michael and Andy were scared of the Italian man before that one.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.25
Mindy Kaling's favorite episode is "The Injury" - an excellent choice, I must say.

The absolute best is "Dinner Party"- and it doesn't even take place in the office.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.31
    Originally posted by dwaters
    Mindy Kaling's favorite episode is "The Injury" - an excellent choice, I must say.

    The absolute best is "Dinner Party"- and it doesn't even take place in the office.



Dinner Party is an absolutely classic episode.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.23
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Originally posted by StingArmy
        Originally posted by wannaberockstar
        This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.

      This type of comment about The Office has to be at the top of the pantheon of over-the-top-hipster-like TV criticisms. It's right up there next to "the comic book was way better" and "it's not nearly as good as the British version."

      - StingArmy


    In the case of The Office, it is certainly right below "It's not nearly as good as the British version." I think that comment was coined specifically for The Office US version, even.


Well, it wasn't. The UK version wrapped up so nicely in 12 eps plus the special. There was not a wasted moment on that show. I also like Gareth better than Dwight.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.73
If you all think the show sucks now, why bother watching?

Comparing it to the British version is stupid as well, since its an entirely different show. Same premise, but different in every way. Its like saying The Shield wasn't as good as The Wire. Both dealt with drug units and criminals, but are totally different shows.



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