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My animal deserves a lot of loving : Raves
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Feb 20th 2006 edited

This thread is reserved for raving uncontrollably about the show.

Feb 21st 2006

This is great! A special thread to have a meltdown over how much I LOVE The Office. This show is absolutely the best that TV has to offer. I've been in love with it from day one and I am amazed by just how wonderful the cast and writing is. Every episode is outstanding and I can't wait to follow The Office for a long time to come. Yikes! I'm in love with a TV program.

Feb 21st 2006

As much as I loved "Arrested Development" and "Srubs" my love for "The Office" surpasses them both. The characters are interesting and the dialogue is fantastic. I laugh every time.

Feb 21st 2006

I don't find any modern day shows entertaining or interesting or even original. The office is all of those things. The office is to me now what cheers was in the early 80's or seinfeld. Its hilarious, very original, has a storyline that is very broad and deep, but yet you can't get lost in it all. More obessing about the office later...back to work...

Feb 21st 2006

As far as entertaining and original sitcoms go, you have to give My Name Is Earl credit. The Office is the anchor, but the two shows combine to give NBC the best hour on television... and a bunch of unwatchable crap -- although I must admit that I am looking forward to the return of Deal Or No Deal.

Mar 25th 2007

This is the oldest thread on the board, so I'm bumping it. Maybe DftF and LT can lead a discussion here about their unabashed enthusiasm and unquestioning support for whatever path the writers decide to take us down. Less facetiously, it's interesting that this thread would lay dormant the longest.

Mar 25th 2007

Good thread, we need some positivity around here. There are still plenty of reasons to rave about this show, such as:

  • The humor. I think the show is even funnier this year than it was last year, and I'm laughing out loud more often.
  • The show was on an amazing roll from The Merger through The Return. Those were all A to A++ episodes in my opinion. It was never that consistent last season.
  • Steve Carell has taken his game to a whole new level. The nuances he has brought to the role of Michael Scott have been amazing and it will be a crime if he doesn't win the Emmy this year.
  • Ditto Rainn Wilson. I thought there were times he went over the top last year, but since The Coup he has delivered just the right mix of wackiness and realism.
  • I'm not crazy about the way Pam has been written this year, but I have no complaints about the way Jenna Fischer has portrayed her. If she doesn't get an Emmy nomination I will find out who is responsible and subject them to a world of hurt.
  • I'm really enjoying Angela's increased role and can't wait to see what happens with her and Dwight.
  • Phyllis and Stanley have had moments of sheer brilliance.
  • Ed Helms as Andy is hysterical and I am pumped that he has been made a regular character. For me, his laugh out loud moments/screen time ratio is the highest of any character.
  • Last but not least, the Red Sweater.
Mar 25th 2007 edited

Okay, things I still love about this show, because there are a lot:

  • Jan is consistently hilarious, and her "That's what she said" moment in "Cocktails" was one of the funniest in the history of this show.

  • The mystery of Michael Scott continues to be peeled away like an onion. A very weird onion.

  • Pam is still hot.

  • Angela remains a character I love to hate, and I don't often love to hate characters on television.

  • Much as I think her character has long out-lived her usefulness, Rashida Jones has done a pretty stellar job of making Karen seem believable, at list in self-contained moments.

  • Dwight is totally gigglesome.

  • There's been at least one big laugh moment in every episode except "Phyllis's Wedding", and usually more than that.

  • The Ducks aren't being blown out. Oh, wait, that's something else.

  • In addition to Angela, who has sort of broken out from the pack, the rest of the supporting cast has made the most of their opportunities.

Mar 25th 2007

It's been so long since I saw this thread that until I read the first post, I thought it was a new thread someone started about how much he loves his pet. So that's what I'll do. We have 2 dogs: Fenway, who is a Jack Russell mix, and Murphy, who is a beagle/Jack Russell mix. We got them both from a shelter. I think Fenway is part human, really, because she is so smart. We found out after having her for less than a week that she had Parvo, which I didn't even understand at the time, but a week at the vet and $1500 later, she was fine. Murphy, whom I love just as much...is not smart. At all. He's really, really dumb. I saw him walk into the sliding glass door to the deck one time. But he's so loyal and sweet. My husband has really bad allergies and asthma and he went on a new asthma medication almost 5 years ago, which is when we were finally able to get Fenway. I love them. I'm not head-over-heels, and I don't love my dogs like I love my kids or my husband (I know some people like that), but I am a big animal person. Which makes me feel a little guilty for really loving the leather recliner we got for the living room a few months ago, but I've made peace with it now. I love that chair. And my dogs.

Mar 25th 2007

but I am a big animal person

This statement is much funnier if taken literally.

Not to go off-topic on a thread that I bumped, but I'm curious what asthma medication your husband went on. Advair is the reason I can breathe regularly. Also, my dog is a shelter rescue named Riley. He is neurotic. Everything frightens him. Outsiders would assume I beat him. I don't beat him. He has walked into cars, though, twice. Each time it was because he wasn't looking where he was going. Both times I watched it happen but didn't yell 'Watch out!' It wouldn't have helped.

This show is great because:
• In between the silliness, there is a lot to relate to.
• It always provides great fodder for discussion.
• Jenna Fischer
• Rashida Jones
• What JLJ said about Rainn Wilson.
• What DftF said about Steve Carell.
• Mike Pelfrey seems a lock to make the rotation.
• It has gotten me through the baseball off-season with my sanity, as the above item illustrates.

Mar 25th 2007

Brian, please tell me you're not a Yankees fan.

Mar 25th 2007

You weren't around for Playoff Haiku Challenge '06, were you?

Mar 25th 2007

Brian, please tell me you're not a Yankees fan.

Egads, no. I bleed blue and orange, and not for the Knicks.

Mar 25th 2007

Whew. There was going to be trouble otherwise.

Mar 25th 2007

I was pleased and mad that Pam turned down Angela's offer of a kitten. I secretly wish someone would offer me a kitten so I'm mad about that missed opportunity, but I'm really glad Pam was spared from being another single woman with no boyfriend but a cat.

So I combined the animal theme and the show in one post!

Mar 25th 2007

Single woman should own dogs. I just think it makes a lot more sense. Dogs attract guys or deter them if need be, they're protective, they're good companions, they lower blood pressure, fetch stuff, and unlike cats, they are not demonically possessed.

And in the spirit of the thread, Michael Scott is like a pathetic puppy who's been kicked around. And tells bad jokes poorly.

Mar 25th 2007

Yeah but you forgot that dogs suck.

Mar 25th 2007

That takes a lot of expensive training, actually.

Mar 25th 2007

Laughing my ass off. Thanks Brian.

Mar 25th 2007

Brian, that was both disgusting and awesome. Well done.

I love this show because most of us can relate to it so easily, frustratingly so at times. I love the many new prank ideas this show gives me. I love Meredith passed out at her desk on Valentine's Day. I love Creed, hope he is single, and really think that the two of us could look past the age difference. I love Phyllis and her big personality. I love everything else mentioned thus far. In short? This show rocks the house. Big time.

P.S. Here's a Yankees fan! 2004 was the worst year of my life.

Mar 25th 2007

I secretly wish someone would offer me a kitten so I'm mad about that missed opportunity, but I'm really glad Pam was spared from being another single woman with no boyfriend but a cat.

Um, that is basically me. Total cat lady. The next time Angela has a cat party? I'm SO there.

Mar 25th 2007

Dogs attract guys or deter them if need be, they're protective, they're good companions, they lower blood pressure, fetch stuff, and unlike cats, they are not demonically possessed.

Yes. I like a pet with the capacity to care.

Mar 25th 2007 edited

Yes. I like a pet with the capacity to care.

Ah, Nathan,

I hear you. But. My little Jake is a dog trapped in a cats body. He is loyal to the point of ridiculousness, and easily the coolest geritraic cat ever. I'm just saying...

Mar 25th 2007

That's cool. And I overgeneralized; case-by-case, I've met some cool cats and some dogs I didn't particularly care for.

Mar 25th 2007

P.S. Here's a Yankees fan!

You and I are going to have some problems come April.

I don't trust dogs. Anything that lavishes you with that kind of affection has to have an agenda. With a cat, you know exactly where you stand: You provide the food and scratch the ears. The cat owns everything in sight, including you.

Cats do not require walking; you don't have to throw a ball for them; if they piss you off you can just put them out. They don't stink. And they will stop licking you if you put them down.

Mar 25th 2007

And they will stop licking you if you put them down.

Not our cat. Also, from the way it licks the walls, I think it might be on "E".

You and I are going to have some problems come April.

I will try to keep the Yankee gloating to a minimum. :)

Mar 25th 2007

Yes. I like a pet with the capacity to care.

My cat cares a little too much. It's annoying at times. Sometimes I just want to eat breakfast without being head-butted in the shins!

And they will stop licking you if you put them down.

I figure just about any animal will stop licking if they're put down... Unless the vet doesn't know what he's doing.

Mar 25th 2007 edited

I figure just about any animal will stop licking if they're put down... Unless the vet doesn't know what he's doing.

Dundie.

Mar 26th 2007

They don't stink.

That's highly debatable. We were house-hunting with my mother-in-low, and this one place smelled like a cat exploded or something.

Not our cat. Also, from the way it licks the walls, I think it might be on "E".

This made me chuckle much. We had a cat like that in college. He represented his species well.

Mar 26th 2007

I love the multiple layers of meaning in this show. That it uses real dramatic, comic and literary devices to advance the plot, develop the characters and create humor.

I'll admit to being a bipolar household - 2 dogs and a rotating assembly cats outside

Here's a Yankees fan!

And here as well. The person in my house in charge of TV is researching a way to justify switching to Direct TV because of MLB ALL THE TIME or whatever it's called.

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