'The Office' Season 7, Episode 22 Recap

Tonight, we finally got our first glimpse of what 'The Office' is going to be like without Steve Carell. And, I've got to be honest with you; the episode did have its funny moments, mainly because characters that we haven't seen or heard much of lately came out of the woodwork and acted funny for the first time in a long time.

But overall, you can just feel that the show has changed in a very fundamental way, and not just because Will Ferrell's character of Deangelo Vickers is so Will Ferrell-ish. For now, at least, the show is no longer about discomfort, and it's no longer about drudgery. It's about all the quirky characters in an office, which isn't much different than any workplace sitcom that has been on TV in the last forty years. If this show didn't have seven years of history to back it up, this episode would have made you feel like you were watching 'Suddenly Susan' without a laugh track. Read More...



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