The Office Commentary

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On March 24, 2005, 5.4 million people tuned in to watch the premiere of The Office. The show is “far from ordinary,”(Lowry) and adapted by Greg Daniels from the original in Britain. The series is based on the everyday lives of the employees at the Dunder Miflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The show is supposed to simulate an actual documentary and is shot with a single- camera setup. The Office aired on NBC originally as a mid-season replacement and ended up running for nine seasons with a total of 201 episodes. Even though the quality of television in general has improved, The office is the best U.S. mockumentary ever because of its witty cast, funny jokes, and the ongoing chemistry between Jim and Pam.

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The two grow closer throughout the series after Pam finds out about his feelings for her after he reveals them to Michael at the company cruise. Eventually Pam breaks up with Roy to be with Jim, only for him to start a relationship with co-worker Karen, who he met when he briefly left to work at another branch after Pam rejected him. The two finally get together at the end of season 3, ultimately the two get married and have their first child, Cece, in season 6. Critics say they are “loving relationship between Jim and Pam Halpert.”…show more content…
The show lasted for nine seasons while other mockumentaries such as Parks and Recreation lasted 7 and Arrested Development lasted 4. The show ending left the audience “satisfied and happy with no lingering questions or doubts, unlike the show Seinfeld that left “with a walk-off so disappointing and bizarre that most of us have suppressed the memory.” (Stuever) Even though the quality of television has improved since the finale, for example mockumentaries like Modern Family, The Office, is the best U.S. mockumentary ever because of the ingenious cast, whimsical jokes, and the captivation between the characters Jim and

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