So…I used to think that The Office was really stupid and lame. I thought that it was all about crude humor and office politics. But I was wrong. Yep, I am admit it I was so very wrong. For the last couple of days, I have been getting caught up on the previous seasons. The amazing thing is that when you watch all the episodes in a row, you get caught up into the characters lives. That’s the thing I love/hate about TV, it’s the characters that pull me in. It is the characters that I want to succeed/fail. I fall in love/hate with them. Some of them are the heros/villians of an epidsode, but then change the next.
At first you might assume that the character of Michael Scott is one to hate, because he always says the wrong thing, has horrible jokes, and does not have a censor on his mouth. You never understand why they bother telling him anything that is meant to be kept secret because he can’t no matter how hard he tries lie or hold something in. However, after watching all these episodes, I don’t hate his character, I feel bad for him. He is so insecure and just wants people to like him. At the end of the day, he just wants people to invite him to parties, care about his burned foot, and be his friend when he needs to cry.
And really…don’t we all have that same desire. Don’t we all want to be loved by others, be invited to parties. Don’t we want there to be someone to take care of us when we hurt, and don’t we want to be needed by others. So in a way, we can relate to Michael Scott. Perhaps we will never understand him completely or why in the end he is able to catch big sales and succeed when he is so very dense. But his character does say something.
There are many reasons that I have fallen in love with this horrible/hilarious show…and some that I will chronicle about over the next several days of my break, but more than anything, I think this show is brilliant because it speaks greatly about our society and perhaps what our offices are like.