When this season of The Office ends, so too will the plot arc of Robert California. (Head writer Daniel Chun and Mindy Kaling may be leaving as well.) Which is all fine enough, as long as they PLEASE just keep their very bad idea promise about the Dwight spinoff!
Robert California: He can check out anytime he likes, but he can never leave. Oh wait, no, I was mistaken. He can leave.
Such a lovely comment.
Any Donna Darko, you can find a Spider Boner
Robert California is fired after he tries to recreate Secretary with Erin
I think we’re looking at the last season of the office. It’s time.
The Office can’t take any more. I can’t take any more Office. It’s time.
I agree! This is what’s confusing me: why isn’t the announcement that EVERYONE is leaving the Office after this season? I don’t understand why they wouldn’t make a graceful exit with the departure of yet another lead character, *especially* if Mindy Kaling and Danny Chun are also done. IT IS DEFINITELY TIME.
What bothers me more, if I may digress, is ALL the actors on the show have really outgrown it. Like The Office is preventing them from moving on to bigger/better projects. Think of one person who couldn’t be better utilized on something new.
Who that? Kevin?
Woops, i read that as,”I can think of one person”
When is the documentary film crew going to leave The Office?
At least they addressed it at some point. Parks and Rec is going to look kinda silly in reruns without the benefit of being paired up with the a show that stablishes its storyform. Won’t anyone think of the children?!
Modern Family gets along fine with never explaining why they’re being filmed and giving confessionals. I think Parks & Rec will be all right.
I mean, Parks and Rec (right now) is streets ahead of the Office. But the Office has been around for like a Million years and there’s only a few shows that can remain fresh after that many years(25 more Simpson years!) but they addressed the documentary thing even if it was because of necessity. The first season of the American Office was pretty meh, it only became interesting after they stopped trying to be the British Version. If I remember correctly, Parks And Rec actually started out as an Office spin-off and it’s first season was awful. Awful. Worse than the first season of The Office.The reason, IMO, is that they were making the same mistake of trying to be a mockumentary. I don’t really see the reason why they need to have monologues when they have a rich set of characters to advance the conversation.
I have not seen Modern Family except for a watermelon episode. I don’t really remember the confessionals that well, but I could see how they would help that show. Parks and the Office are shows where stuff actually happens and characters grow. From my limited experience with family sitcoms, actions are usually spoken (ugh) and characters are usually made to remain in the same way throughout the series.
I can’t bring myself to want the Office to be canceled. It’s sad at times how far they are from what it was, yes, but in terms of network comedies it is still better than most. And definitely better than some Whitney or Chelsea ish that will probably replace it. The Robert California news is fine, but talk of Mindy Kaling leaving bums me out, even if it is time.
That’s the next season set-up. The Office reality show is on the air and they’ve all become reality show celebs. We can follow how fame changes them (or doesn’t – as we all know Jim and Pam have always been and will always be perfect).
Was supposed to be a reply to DisagreeBert.
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