Sunday, November 4, 2007

What I'm Watching: The Office

The Office: Season 4, Episode 6 "Branch Wars" (B+)

Fellow watchers pointed out that the acting by the main cast members, particularly Rainn Wilson and John Krasinski, was really weird in this episode. I certainly agree with that, though I am not sure it is altogether a bad thing. This is without a doubt a hilarious episode. The fake mustaches kept me laughing for a while, as well as Karen finding Jim in the car and the other two continuing to relay secret information over the walkie-talkie. It is so funny that Stanley just wanted to get a raise and was never planning to leave, and so characteristic of the show and Stanley's character. "The Office" is getting increasingly good at developing side plots, like the Finer Things Club where Toby wears a bowtie and Jim does not even read the book. The ending scene is classic. Toby: "Did you even read the book? What happened at the end? Who was the main character?" Jim: "Angela. No wait, the ashes."

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