Is it time for The Office to close?

NBC’s American version of Ricky Gervais’ The Office is now in its sixth hilarious season. For the people that follow the show, most would agree it is one of their “can’t miss” shows week after week.

Steve Carell’s Michael Scott and Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Schrutte are two of the best characters on TV right now and Jim and Pam are a couple that are difficult to dislike.

However, outside of Michael finally finding love and Dwight and Angela rekindling their relationship, I kind of feel like the show has really run its course.

It hasn’t ceased to be funny by any means, but the narrative seems to have stalled a bit. I’m predicting that the delivery of Pam & Jim’s baby is going to be the final nail in the coffin.

Let’s be honest, The Office has lasted considerably longer than anyone predicted, even NBC. Remember back when it almost got cancelled after its first 6-episode season, but was saved its popularity in the iTunes Store? These days, it is still consistently funny, but I get the feeling that we are one season away from the start of regurgitated content from other popular sitcoms.

BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling have been EPIC over the course of the six seasons it has been on, entertaining us and making us uncomfortable in ways that we never expected, but could always relate to. Most of us, after all, can relate to many of the characters who make up the Dunder-Mifflin Scranton office. We’ve worked for a Michael, or with a Dwight. We’ve always wondered what it would be like to put someone’s stapler in Jell-o.

I don’t want to see The Office become overdone. I want it to be always remembered as one of the funniest shows on TV, a great reimagining of a critically-acclaimed British show that managed to make its own mark on the landscape of the small screen.

Maybe I’m crazy here. It still is one of my favorite shows on TV. Who would ever ask for one of their favorite shows on TV to go off the air? Maybe I’m misguided. It’s really just one guy’s opinion. I highly doubt that NBC will let it slink away easily. It’s one of the 4th-place network’s only success stories.

I just want it to go out on top. Maybe we’ll see how the rest of the season goes. I might be wrong.

Author: Shane

Shane Adams is a marketer, designer, blogger and preacher man who lives in the Kansas City area with his beautiful artist wife Alli and his corn-chip-smelling dog, Dreyfuss.

2 thoughts on “Is it time for The Office to close?”

  1. As you know, I have failed to get into the show this year (or last for that matter). I really enjoyed it a few years back but its just not funny enough to keep me tuning in every Thursday. I keep telling myself I want to watch it but I feel so lost now that I might just have to wait for the last few seasons to come out on DVD.

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