The show follows the lives of a unique and bizarre group of coworkers and their fun loving boss Micheal Scott, who all work for a paper company called Dunder Mifflin, while being filmed ‘documentary’ style. Micheal enjoys being in the camera’s light and the main characters are ‘sat down’ and asked questions by the never seen documentary camera crew as the day goes by to get their point of view or to explain some of the whacky situations that constantly crop up. This is a fun and clever way for a comedy to be filmed. And in many ways it makes it feel more real, as though the characters are actually looking right at you. Even though situations can be exaggerated (it needs to be, so that it’s funny), this is also a very real picture of the typical Americana work life and ethic.
Jim Halpert is charming, fun, stays on top of his game, has had a long lasting crush on Pam Beasley forever and likes to prank Dwight. The two are pretty much enemies because they are so different from on another. Some of the best scenes of the entire show is the conversations and pranks that fire between Jim and Dwight. Jim was my first favorite character but during the third season he was cold to Pam for a while and that’s when Dwight stole the show for me. I was glad when Jim got back to his old self, though. The facial expressions he gives the camera as reactions to the weird stuff going on around him are priceless. Jim is pretty much my second favorite character.
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TV comedy series The Office.