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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

"What are You Starting With Me For? You Know This is My Crazy Time of Year?!"



Sorry I haven't been blogging the past couple of days. After spending much of the weekend drinking and eating my face off while my wife was away in San Diego, I now find myself very busy at work. Hopefully, I'll have a few minutes at lunch time to recap Blair Perrone and the weekend. BTW, I finally saw the "Conflict Resolution" episode of The Office yesterday. I literally couldn't stop laughing. The best part about it was, that I was watching on my computer using iTunes with an earphone, while Deb sat next to me watching the season finale of Grey's Anatomy. While she watched the poignant melodrama of Seattle's favorite surgical interns and their love lives unfold, I was having a laughing fit watching Jim propose that he and Dwight take their employee ID pictures together ("It makes sense; we walk in together every day.") followed by Michael Scott reading a list of Dwight's grievances against Jim, compiled over the years. Ultimately, I was banished to the bedroom. Totally worth it. Great, great episode. More to come soon...

7 Comments:

  • The Office is easily my favorite comedy on TV.

    There are only two episodes of The Sopranos left this season with a ton of storylines to address (or not). Pretty good episode this week. I thought the exchange between Johnny Sack and Ginny's brother ("the stuff behind the pool") was hysterical.

    Any thoughts to upcoming plot twists or surprises? The rumor that Adriana is still alive is insane. I'm tired of hearing it.

    By Blogger The Skipper, at 2:41 PM  

  • I'm tired of the Vito-being-gay storyline. I would be content to know it's out there, without having to spend 15 minutes of the show, and countless seriously uncomfortably gay encounters, addressing it.

    Someone is going to have to die. Christoper would be out of nowhere, and he is abusing drugs again. The Johnny Sack-brother in law scene in prison was hysterical. So was Tony's line about offering Dr. Melfi a pork loin from Salieri's if she ever wanted one.

    By Blogger Count Choculitis, at 2:55 PM  

  • Speaking of storylines, I forgot to mention that I thought the Jim-Pam kiss at the end of The Office finale was lame (though the episode was otherwise great). I don't see why they have to move that story along at all. It should be like The Simpsons (when it was good), Curb or Seinfeld, where the story doesn't really move in any substantive way. On Seinfeld & Curb, there may have been one or two silly arcs just to give the characters something to do all season (the Pilot, George at the Yankees and the Foundation on Seinfeld; the Restaurant and The Producers on Curb). The Office should work the same way--keep the storylines to a minimum (Michael & Jan's mini-affair; Dwight & the blonde gal's "secret" affair). I don't need a second season involving a budding romance between Jim and Pam. The love triangle with Pam's fiance is a fundamental part of the show.

    I thought Sunday's Sopranos was weak, save for the couple of funny exchanges. My guess is Vito resurfaces and Tony has to let Phil Leotardo kill him (unlike the way he wouldn't let Phil near his cousin). Beyond that, I'm not really sure. I guess the plea bargain pretty much closed the book on Johnny Sac. I was thinking how Johnny fought so hard to take control of the New York family when Carmine died, and all he got for hiss troubles was a near-war with Tony and 15 years in prison.

    By Blogger BookieD, at 3:20 PM  

  • Agreed on The Office. Viewers need to invest a few years in these relationships, and then there will come a point where, if that kiss occurred, we would have all been psyched. But it's way too early. Same error, by the way, on How I Met Your Mother last night. Robin and Ted (looking eerily reminiscent of John Cusack in the rain) should not be together already. Although the show may save itself because: (a) if I remember the opening few shows, we know that Robin and Ted do not end up together; and (b) Marshall and Lilly apparently are now broken up, so there may be romantic tension in that direction. However, I suppose that no matter what happens, as long as Doogie Howser, M.D. is still involved, this show cannot go wrong.

    By Blogger Count Choculitis, at 5:44 PM  

  • Marshall and Lilly broke up? Hmm. I have the last 3 episodes saved on my DVR and was going to watch them after finals.

    As for the Sopranos, this season has confirmed my vote for it as the greatest show of all time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:30 PM  

  • Marshall and Lilly broke up? Hmm. I have the last 3 episodes saved on my DVR and was going to watch them after finals.

    As for the Sopranos, this season has confirmed my vote for it as the greatest show of all time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:30 PM  

  • I don't see why they have to move that story along at all. It should be like The Simpsons (when it was good), Curb or Seinfeld, where the story doesn't really move in any substantive way

    I agree, but maybe someone is leaving? If they did not commmit to the wedding happening they could of, but it doesn't really make too much sense for them too. Whatever....Dwight is the star anyway. As long as he's there, I'm happy.

    By Blogger michael o., at 1:08 PM  

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