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Ranking the Seasons of The Office

I have repeatedly proclaimed my love for the American version of The Office. It’s surely one of my favorite TV shows of all time. But — as with virtually any long-running sitcom — it does have high points and low points. One thing I’ve been meaning to do since the show ended in 2013 is to…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #12 The Office

No show will ever impact me the way that the US version of The Office did. It was the show that taught me to love television as an entertainment medium, and it remains one of my favorite shows of all time. I grew up watching cartoons and multi-camera sitcoms, so when my friend Tyler (who…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #35 The Office (BBC)

“The people you work with are people you were just throw together with. You know, you don’t know them, it wasn’t your choice, and yet you spend more time with them then you do your friends or your family. But probably all you’ve got in common is the fact that you walk around on the…

The Moonlighting Fallacy, and why I hate gutless TV plotting

Do you know about The Moonlighting Fallacy? It’s an incorrect theory that TV shows can’t resolve conflict or change any of their fundamental dynamics because it will cause the shows to crumble creatively and commercially. It primarily applies to U.S.T. – unresolved sexual tension. The most common victims are sitcoms and/or dramedies. Shows are scared…