The Office Recap: Pretzel Days Revisited

One of the things I admire most about The Office was the way that, after a few seasons of fraught courtship, the show's writers were content to just let Jim and Pam be a couple. There was no "we were on a break" plot machinations à la Friends or near constant relationship status reversals like on Cheers, just two crazy kids in love making it work. The writers sometimes struggled to find material for these two outside of the relationship (it really should have committed to the Jim becomes the New Michael plot point it used to continually walk up to before scurrying in the other direction, though I guess this complaint is a few seasons old), but the show's refusal to accept the inherent idea that married people can't be funny or dramatically interesting was refreshing. Read More...


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