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“The Office” follows the life of several people working for a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

I finally jumped on the bandwagon with this one, and I don’t regret it. This one is a timeless gem of a show.

“The Office” is a show that sounds really boring based on the plotline, but it’s really funny once you get into it. It’s about this group of people that work for a paper company called Dunder Mifflin. The people who work there come from a wide variety of backgrounds. You have Michael Scott, the boss of the branch who is something else to put it nicely. There’s also Dwight Schrute, the beet farmer; Meredith Palmer, the alcoholic; Creed Bratton, the creepy old man; and Kevin Malone, the punching bag of the office.

What makes this show really unique is that it’s a “mockumentary”, so there are parts of episodes where the characters are talking one-on-one with a camera crew for interviews. The characters give their input about a situation that just happened and they are really honest in those clips too.

There are some really odd situations that happen in the show that make it super funny. There are a  series of unique pranks that Jim plays on Dwight throughout all of the seasons. One of the most iconic is when Jim, a white man, hires an Asian actor to play him for a day. This gets Dwight to freak out because the actor pretending to be Jim knew everything he needed to know, like the answers to Dwight’s personal questions. He even knew the code to get into Jim’s voicemails. This is one of my all-time favorite pranks Jim does on Dwight.

“The Office” isn’t all about comedy though. There are quite a few romances that happen during the show that make it to where it isn’t all about watching people do stupid stuff at work. The main one that is a fan-favorite is between Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly. They’re my favorite as well, but there’s many more that happen through the show such as Ryan and Kelly, Dwight and Angela, Michael and Holly, along with many others.

I will admit though, the first season is kind of hard to get through, but once you do the show gets a lot better. “The Office” is a good one to watch if you’re in need of a good laugh. It’s the perfect show to binge over the summer because it brings comedy and romance to the table.

See you next time!

Kendall Gaignat

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