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Articles about The Office
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This article is an oldie but a goodie, from Slate.com about why so many countries have felt the need to adapt their own "Office"
And to counter that, here's a blog post called "Were Jim and Pam soulmates or just a product of their environment?" that my google homepage inflicted on me and I will now inflict on you. I suppose there are a couple good points but it mostly belongs in Michael's complaint file
and yes I put it in a Google doc cuz I'm that petty and don't want to give them hits
edited April 2018
What I want to know is did this person even watch the show? I don’t think their relationship fizzled. I think they showed a very real look at the hardships of long distance. And come on, cut Pam some slack. It’d be really hard to immediately get on board with something your husband said he didn’t want to do in the first place and then lied to you about multiple times. Plus, add in two young kids and a comfortable life and getting asked to trade that in for something that may or may not work would be terrifying.
What Michael Schur Gets Right About Love That Everyone Else Gets Wrong
This is much more about Parks and Rec and Brooklyn 9-9 than Office but still worth a read. I wish the author gave a
more credit to Jim & Pam, keeping your will-they-wont-they couple together without a bunch of contrived drama was definitely uncharted territory when they did it on the office and though not always perfect, I think lead the way for all these other couples.
(Also I think season 9 was maybe too much drama but calling it a character assassination of Jim is a little much, Jim always jumped before he looked and it was bound to one day not work out)
edited August 2018
Today's semi-rage inducing article:
Screen Rant: 20 Things Wrong With The Office We All Choose to Ignore
Aside from the misleading title (none of these things are really "things fans choose to ignore") and typos, I agree with a few of these points, Andy was better as a secondary character and the women on the show were very underwritten. Some I disagree with on technicality (the writing was slipping long before Michael left, and the 1st season outside of the pilot ep is not that much of a UK office clone) and of course most of the Jim and Pam related point I dont agree with
anyway, any thoughts on how right/wrong this guy is?
As you may have noticed most listicals fill me with rage but this one is actually pretty good - John's 16 best episodes at Jim
First time posting! So I’m not sure this is the right place. Let me know if it’s not!
They are auctioning off a bunch of pieces from the set like Michael’s desk, Darryl’s poster (Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks), etc. Lots of Jim and Pam related items including Jim’s phone and his desk from that fateful Casino Night! Everything is super expensive unfortunately, but how amazing would it be to own a piece of JAM history??
So this isn’t really Office related but I came across this article about the rise and fall of LiveJournal, which had a huge role in Office fandom and fanfic back during the early seasons, so kinda related. I thought it was a pretty fascinating look at how and why LiveJournal got popular and how it all went so wrong.
“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging
(The only thing I lament about the loss of livejournal is I gots nowhere to use
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