'The Office' - 'Lotto': Warehouse louses

A quick review of last night's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I kayak to my job at the bike shop... 

If there's been a consistent element to Paul Lieberstein's work on this show - first as one of many writers, now as the man in charge of steering this old battleship - it's that he understands what makes the main characters tick, and is able to use that for real emotional resonance, in episodes like "The Job," "Money," "Goodbye Toby," all the way up through last week's Lieberstein-scripted "The Incentive." When the show wants to give Jim, or Pam, or Dwight, or now Andy a quiet, emotional moment, it's usually still able to do so very well, and that includes most of Andy and Darryl's interaction here in "Lotto." Though for the most part the show seems content to use Andy as Michael Scott Lite, one of the subtle differences is that Andy and Darryl are friends in a way Michael only wished he and Darryl were, so the two of them could have a real conversation(*) down by the coffee bar, Darryl could express his frustration that he didn't get the manager job and Andy could finally pull Darryl out of his funk. Read More...


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