Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I used to hate this show:
Like, I really could NOT understand why every single one of my friends watched it, loved it, talked about it, etc. When I would sit down and watch an episode, I'd have to turn it off within a few minutes. Why? Because the boss, Michael Scott, made me CRAZY! I mean, I don't generally get worked up about things, but wow, he made me nuts.
I should have known that something that could evoke such a response in me would turn out to be one of my favorite things :)
Anyhow, a few months ago, hubby decided that he was going to torture me with Netflix. We were going to watch some episodes of The Office whether I liked it or not. (I think he thought it would be a social experiment to see how quickly I would run screaming from the room. Too bad it backfired!) Anyhow, we're on season three now, I am so totally addicted, and find myself laughing my butt off while we watch. Okay, I still hate the boss, but I've gotten over it. Sorta. I still don't know why they don't just smack him a few times, but oh well.
So, what changed my mind? I'm going to have to say it was the characters. I kind of love the story between these two:
and love laughing at this guy:
And everything that happens is just so over the top, and yet totally based on the character's personalities that it's hardly a stretch to see them doing the things they do.
To bring this all back to writing, I find myself watching now with an eye to how the characters and drawn--to make people love them, and to make people hate them. They really do a great job of this! And, if gives me a good excuse to watch the show :)
So, do you watch The Office? Have another show to recommend?