'The Office' season premiere: Goin' to California


"Life is long. Opinions change." -- Robert CaliforniaThe new CEO's words of semi-reassurance to the Scranton employees at the end of "The Office's" season premiere will be ones I try to keep in mind going forward. Because while James Spader is a very interesting addition to the show, I'm less sure about the new man in charge at the branch.(That's your signal for a pretty big spoiler coming. So if you haven't seen the episode yet, go elsewhere.)That man is one Andrew Bernard, and it's a decision I'm not yet sure about. Andy has frequently come off as Michael Scott Lite for much of his time on "The Office" (and certainly post-anger management training), and on first blush it feels like the show is trying to keep that same dynamic of the branch manager being a guy that everyone (more or less) likes but doesn't necessarily respect. So can the writers and Ed Helms differentiate...



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!