Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Vindicated! (Sort Of)

Though I've always like The American version of The Office, I didn't think it was up to par with the English version. The main reason was that though Steve Carrell is excellent, I thought (and think) he plays the character as "too stupid" (Ricky Gervais, while playing it more evil, played it far less stupid). I never understood how Michael Scott keeps his job, much less his girlfriend. I mean seriously, why did Jan put up with him? It made no sense.

And I guess the producers agreed with me.

You see, I haven't watched The Office for a while, mainly cause I have other stuff to watch (like this)....but I recently caught a few episodes from last season, and I noticed one big change... No, Michael isn't smarter

...Jan is now an idiot too.

It's almost like a different character from when I last saw her. She used to be just as flabbergasted as we were at Michael's antics, but now she's got her own antics for us to be flabbergasted about.

Did I miss a plot point? Did getting laid off drive her insane? Does dating someone insane make you insane? What are the writers telling us?

Rock On,



Kirsten said...

It's gotta be hard to follow Ricky Gervais. He's the best! But, I still like Steve Carrell in the American version. But he does get a little too pathetic sometimes.
My favorite character is Andy. He's the funniest.

Harris said...

hey kirsten,

it would be tough except that i dont think most americans have ever seen the brit version.

i like andy too, but again, why does he like angela so much? not only is she dowdy, but she doesn't seem to even like him (thats basically how i decided who i liked..by who liked me)

rock on,