Why has this season of 'The Office' been so off-kilter? There have been promising episodes but very few that hit the mark. In fact, the only episode that can hold its own with classic 'Office' episodes is the Pam-Jim wedding, and I'm starting to fear that the show really is trying to figure out where to go from that high point.
And Jam may be the big problem here. They're not interesting anymore. But I'll get to them later.
So Dunder Mifflin is now owned by a company called Sabre. We don't quite know what they're all about except that they sell printers and they have a feisty CEO played by Kathy Bates. And in exchange for saving the branch's ass, they've asked for a few very reasonable changes. You'd think that even Michael Scott would embrace those changes. You'd be wrong.
Look, Michael can be petty, but sometimes it's amazing how truly petty he can be. He can't drink water out of tiny cups anymore? He was really willing to get fired over that? Oh, sure, Michael was bristling over the changes -- however small -- that Sabre was implementing on the office because he was used to it being his domain where he made the rules. But, jeez, you'd think even he'd see the wisdom of sacrificing Facebook access for, you know, having an actual job.
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