Even if you haven’t seen a single episode of The Office, there is a strong chance you’ve heard of the show, and, really, for good reason. It was hugely successful throughout the duration of its nine seasons, and its success continues to reign long after the show itself concluded.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the premise of this show, it depicts a group of employees who work at a paper company called Dunder Mifflin, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In the pilot episode of the series, the boss of Dunder Mifflin, Michael, played by Steve Carrell, decides it would be a good idea to bring in a film crew to film a documentary about Dunder Mifflin and what goes on there on a daily basis.
To provide some context, Michael is simultaneously the best and worst boss I’ve ever seen in the working world. On the one hand, he is extremely inappropriate, does not possess a filter, makes his co-workers uncomfortable and genuinely lacks common sense. On the other hand, he is incredibly passionate about his employees, in a way, desperately tries to come up with new and exciting ideas to make the work environment at the office better, and has a unique heart of gold. These personality attributes, when combined, make for some positively hysterical and unbelievable situations and scenarios that take place at the office, and I find this show to be one of the funniest I have ever seen.
The thing about The Office, based on my own observations and conversations, is that you either love it or you hate it. My mom, for example, does not think it is funny in the slightest, whereas I laugh aloud just about every time I watch an episode. I do encourage you to watch it if you never have, though. It is undoubtedly worth a shot.