November 13: TV.
Awesome screencaps again this week courtesy of Heather Hogan. She also picks the shows I do each week so if you have a problem, take it up with her.
I'll be writing about the Writer's Strike on here soon.
I liked this episode. So sue me. (Apparently, there are haters out there.)
Steve Carrell wrote this episode and it has less straight up Michael and more subtle Michael. I personally prefer straight up Michael but I still think this works. Michael singing the
high harmony, Michael retaliating to not getting invited on the trip by having his own, the hypothetical questions.
And the Jim stuff was brilliant. I love it when Jim's third dimension gets to come out. I mean his theory makes sense. It is a little crazy to have a birthday cake every week. But people live for that stuff. I mean at my office we'll have parties two days in a row even. I watched some episodes from Season 2 over the weekend and Office Olympics reminded me of this in some ways. Jim is so bored and he doesn't realize what's boring to him is life-giving for the rest of the office. I'm curious how this will play out with Jim's boredom. Michael's obviously not leaving soooooo what's going to happen?
Birthdays are also the only time when the office actually tolerates Michael.
Also, you MUST watching this deleted scene. I'm sad it didn't make it into the ep. Thank God for the internet.
Are there still people who do not watch this show? If you are these people, you are stupid!
Third of all, Vanessa is a creepy (and rude!, tm Jacob) stalker!
But we all know that Nate owns my heart. Seriously, each week Nate just makes me love him more. I mean, how much did your heart break when the Captain cancelled their
plans? How many times did Nate roll out of bed to meet his dad for an early morning run? Nate has put so much into this relationship.
And you can tell he's in all sorts of anguish because of Blair. He doesn't want to hurt her anymore, but he's afraid what will happen to his dad if he leaves her. It's so easy to overlook the fact that he fell in love with Blair. Now that is good television.
Speaking of Blair and good television, I loved her in this episode. I loved her transparency. And just like Jim, this is Blair's third dimension. She's angry here, but not hurtful (except to Jenny but that doesn't count). She deals with the family ring situation with calmness. And she cuts Nate free. She knows she shouldn't have to do it, but rather than just sitting around being bitter that he's being a turd, she frees herself from that unhealthy relationship.
Then she goes on to become who she really is. A vaguely-whorish whore. I love you, Blair!
And of course, nice bow tie, Chuck.
There were so many other great things about this episode (Lily! Rufus! Jenny! Blair and Dan!) that I can't even express it all. Watch this show. Besides, they've got like a million episodes already filmed so it's going to be the only thing on TV in a few weeks.