The Office S08E24 – Free Family Portrait Studio

I've said it once (well, probably closer to twenty), and I'll say it again: season eight of The Office has been a major let-down. With Steve Carell in the lead role, The Office produced seven or so truly...

The Office S08E23 – Turf War

About three quarters of the way through “Turf War” I actually started yelling at my television. I was furious that The Office appeared to be rehashing a major arc from season five, and I was just about...

The Office S08E22 – Fundraiser

Fundraiser—the twenty-second episode of the eighth season of The Office—feels remarkably familiar. I’m almost certain I’ve seen this episode before, even though the major plot points were new. Yes,...

The Office S08E21 – Angry Andy

For a half-hour that was relatively light on laughs, ‘Angry Andy’ was one of the most satisfying episodes of The Office since Michael Scott’s farewell at the tail end of season seven. Unfortunately, as I...

The Office S08E20 – Welcome Party

After a short hiatus, The Office is finally back on the airwaves. While this show clearly isn't the powerhouse it once was, it still has some lovely, honestly funny moments, but unfortunately the hiatus gave...

The Office S08E19 – Get the Girl

I’m just going to come out and say it: beyond the resolution of the Erin/Andy storyline, I honestly didn’t understand the point of this episode. Not only is Nellie Bertram’s presence unnecessary, but the...

The Office S08E18 – Last Day in Florida

Time and again this season, a relatively strong episode has been followed-up the next week by a somewhat weaker one. After last week’s surprisingly funny episode “Test the Store”, I probably should have...

The Office S08E17 – Test the Store

As I’ve said in the last couple of weeks, I’m coming to terms with the fact that The Office no longer has the same emotional resonance or impact it once did. Test the Store once again reinforced this;...

The Office S08E16 – After Hours

After Hours is far and away the funniest episode of an admittedly ordinary season of The Office. As I said last week, while the show isn’t what it used to be in terms of character development, but it’s...

The Office S08E15 – Tallahassee

Every week, I find it harder to review The Office. It’s not that the show isn’t enjoyable anymore—in fact, this week’s cold open made me laugh harder than anything else on the show in years—but as a...