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Old 02-15-2017, 06:53 PM
Wesley Clark Wesley Clark is offline
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Binge watching the office

I've seen episodes here and there, but I'm binge watching the show right now and am on season 2.

I have to say, some of Michael Scotts behavior is more cringeworthy than funny. Him and Jan, that is pretty sad at times.

I wonder if that was intentional or not. Were they going for cringeworthy or going for funny.

Also Jim is a dick. Always smirking at everyone else's awkwardness.

From what I've seen of it, I think I liked it better in the middle and later seasons.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:37 PM
blondebear blondebear is offline
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I re-watched the entire run last summer. The show doesn't hit its stride until the middle of season 2 IMHO. Michael's behavior was definitely cringeworthty--well, he was inspired by David Brent, wasn't he? I can see how you might see Jim as being a dick, but he was nothing compared to Todd Packer--I hated that guy!

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