Is The Office losing it's touch?

I love The Office, I really do. But is something off? AM I the only one seeing this? It just feels different. Not bad, not good, just different. Almost like a whole different show. The episodes have been funny, not hilarious. They've been sweet, but not heartfelt. They've been sad, actually. The Dwight story and then the whole Michael thing.

It just doesn't feel like The Office I've grown to love. I used to hate waiting all week for the next episode but now it's like "Thursday already?"


So I don't know..what do you think?

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Nov 8, 2008 5:30PM EST

Hey! yaa about that, i TOTALLY agree. i wonder if the actors are thinking its not as good either. i mean, they were on a role for a while so how many more good jokes can they get. and it has been sad, pam and jim are clearly falling apart, i thought angela would have called off the wedding by now but she hasn't. i think as much as we all wanted pam and jim to get together, their tension and unspoken feelings for eachother was a huge part in the show and now theres no secrets. I don't even look forward to an episode, it all feels forced. I'm glad i found someone that feels the same way about it all

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Nov 8, 2008 10:54PM EST

thank god some one concurs with whats been eating away at me for quite some time now. i dont think there is a bigger office fan than me on the planet, and it seems that only the big time fans like us notice this problem. it just seems like the actors and the tone of the show have taken a big u-turn. seasons 1-3, and half of 4 were great, but lately it seems like there isnt as much heart and excitement in the show. the characters seem to force the comedy, instead of it naturally coming to them. the show just seems duller than it was before. the writers need to keep us guessing, and change up the story lines a bit. i also think that a main source of the problem was getting jim and pam together, because now that suspense and hoping has died, and made for a less exciting show.

feel free to express your acceptance or dissaproval of my statements, thank you.

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Nov 9, 2008 5:29PM EST

I guess part of me understands, because although I agree that the Jim and Pam tension being gone has taken away from the show, I still realize that they couldn't keep them apart together. But now it's like what are we waiting for? What's making us come back and watch the next episode? Holly was fantastic and she made me want to watch it, but now she's gone too. I also miss Ryan being a main character, well the old temp Ryan, I mean. I think the writers should add more about Ryan and Kelly, bring Pam back to the Office, and stick with old formula cause it worked.
What do you guys think should be done?

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Nov 9, 2008 5:42PM EST

i have to sadly agree with you all because now the whole episode surrounds who is getting with who and how are they going to survive this big thing in their relationship instead of focusing on the stuff we love it for which is basically simple everyday things that make us laugh. there are very little jim dwight moments that make you cry with laughter and the little jim pining for pam moments that made us just plain cryi agree with Alexa346, the old formula with pam in the office, ryan not acting like a stuck up rich kid and michael being totally about boosting moral, and dwight trying to suck up to himthats all i have to say frankly

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Nov 10, 2008 11:57AM EST

I just wrote something about this somewhere else. Check out the list of Office Episodes on Wikipedia (Google "List of Office Episodes"), and look who's been writing season 5. They're all relatively untested writers, at least of the series. I wonder if they're doing a lump of new writers to test them out, and if they're giving them this block rather than interspersing them through the season. Anyway, I wholeheartedly agree. Something IS off, whether in characterization, missed opportunities or forced humor.

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