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The Office Finale - be honest!

  1. May 16, 2013 #1

    WannabeNewton

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    You cried didn't you? Don't tell me you didn't cry after watching the finale. I cried :frown: I've been watching the show loyally since it first came out and I don't think there is any other sitcom I have liked more in the accumulated years. When Steve Carrell left the show, it definitely took a huge blow but it was still very funny, in my opinion, so I kept watching. Come finale time, I was in tears before it started. I hate finales because they always make me cry (Boy Meets World finale anyone?) but this one hurt like hell. Anyone else sad that The Office is over? It was such a brilliant show. I don't know anything that could replace it. All I have left now is Psych :frown:
     
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  3. May 16, 2013 #2

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    No, I don't watch TV.
     
  4. May 17, 2013 #3
    Couldn't identify with the humor of the show. Prolonged awkwardness, sarcasm and silence just never appealed to me.
     
  5. May 17, 2013 #4

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    The prolonged awkwardness is the best part lol. I just love it. For sarcasm I always have the Colbert Report.
     
  6. May 17, 2013 #5
    I cannot ever remember having such as strong an emotional attachment that you seem to have to a sitcom show on television. They are not real people in case you did not know that. Never watched the Office and have never heard of Psych.
     
  7. May 21, 2013 #6
    No ****. I didn't realize that the purpose of this thread was to spell out the most blatantly obvious things about fictional TV.
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    Back on topic: I didn't cry, but was definitely sad. However, I was pleased with the closure that they had; I wasn't left with any questions, and all in all, everyone seemed happy.
     
  8. May 21, 2013 #7

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    Wow. Thank you for that brilliant insight. I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I try to reach into my tv and shake the characters' hands. Pardon me while I erase from my memory all notions of the reality of television characters.

    Why did you comment on a thread about The Office, just to say you have never watched it? What were you trying to prove? That you can make fun of strangers on the internet?
     
  9. May 21, 2013 #8

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    I think it's perfectly normal to have an emotial attachment to fictional things. It makes your life much richer and deeper. It's sad you never experienced such a thing.

    In my case, I don't really have much attachment to television series, but I do have a very strong emotial attachment to characters in books. I always feel incredibly sad if I finished a good book.

    Yes, characters on television and books aren't real. But you've come to know their hopes and dreams. You experience their good and bad moments. After a while, you start caring for them. This is why fiction is worth it.

    You mention not having a strong attachment to fictional characters. I don't think this is something to be proud on.
     
  10. May 21, 2013 #9
    No I didn't cry. My wife was a little emotional. We joke that they are our "beloved characters".

    I'm sure glad they didn't make Pam the ultimate ***** by sabotaging her husband as she had been in the previous episodes.

    Great show, but it was time to bring it to an end. They did a good job with the finale though, finales can be tough to pull off.
     
  11. May 21, 2013 #10

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    That's quite sweet actually :smile:

    OMG yes I was so scared that Pam and Jim would break up and the entire Office world would come a' crashin' down. It would be like when Rachel and Ross broke up in Friends...but worse because this was near the end of the show. But then they had that episode where the two reconcile at the end, and that was a really well done moment I must say.

    Indeed. It was bittersweet and the inclusion of Michael Scott was probably my most favorite part. I tend to get emotional at pretty much all show finales I watch though. The Boy Meets World finale destroyed my emotional being :frown:
     
  12. May 21, 2013 #11
    I cried too :(!
    I've been watching it for the last 6 years or so, and it was pretty tough... I really liked how they wrapped everything up, it was a nice ending. Psych is great, but it's not the only thing out there. Do you know Arrested Development? It's one of my favorite shows, and it's coming back (7 years after it was cancelled) on May 26 :D.
     
  13. May 21, 2013 #12

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    I know of it but never watched it. Fredrik knows all too well that I have a hard time watching tv shows that aren't comedy with the exception of Pretty Little Liars and Degrassi lol. Ironically, when it comes to movies, romantic comedies are my favorite.
     
  14. May 21, 2013 #13
    Arrested Development is a comedy, though. And a great one, at that.
     
  15. May 21, 2013 #14

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    Never watched The Office (either the Brit or the Yank versions), but I am a big fan of Psych. However, I kind of think it jumped the shark after a couple of great seasons, long before Juliet and Shawn hooked up. And now that they're sort of broken up (or are they back together? Who knows? Who really cares?), it frankly stinks even more. I'm kind of wishing it'll end soon but with proper closure - I hate it when series that I'm emotionally invested in end abruptly without an appropriately dignified resolution.

    Right now, the very best thing on TV, as far as I'm concerned, is Breaking Bad. Well, it's technically on hiatus till August (I think), when what promises to be an amazing run of the 8 final episodes airs.

    I'm also watching Game of Thrones, but can't understand the hype about it being the "best thing on TV" - I don't see the attraction. It's not a bad show by any means, but Spartacus recently did all this, and did it far more engagingly and luridly. *And* Spartacus was based on real events, unlike the completely made up universe of GoT. That may not matter to many, but it matters to me.

    Other shows that I'm currently following (that I've watched from the very start): The Mentalist, Hannibal, The Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, South Park and Homeland (which I find overrated and irritating, but I'm a completionist).
     
  16. May 21, 2013 #15

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    I think they got back together...although I really can't tell lol. I think at this point I just watch the show because Gus is the funniest guy ever since the Monty Python folks and Jules is mindblowingly pretty.

    I'm not a fan of the show but that's mainly because I have a hard time getting into shows that aren't comedy. I have enough drama in my own life lol.

    I don't like Game of Thrones either. Far too much nudity - it is beyond awkward. You can tell from the level of violence and nudity that it was perfectly catered to American audiences :wink:

    South park is awesome and BBT I liked at the start but now it just plain sucks.

    The BBC has some awesome shows. Sherlock was the great thing I've ever seen in my life next to Clockwork Orange and the LOTR trilogy. Its too bad they make so few episodes but I can't wait for it to come back.
     
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