Re: The Office
I watched this week for the first time in a while (and I used to be VERY loyal) as I'm traveling this week and was in my room with nothing else on. I found it entirely unfunny. Not sure when exactly it happened, but it evolved into plots that were way too far down the parody spectrum to be taken seriously.
I think the main thing that turned me away was that I grew tired of Steve Carrell. He was funny for a while, but his sctick is one that has a limited shelf-life and he's not very versatile. I saw a trailer of the new movie he's in with Tine Fey and he sounds exactly like Michael Scott in that role too. I just don't find him funny anymore.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David