bill-swift - January 27, 2006
Also great last night on TV were The O.C. and The Office. This review isn't going to be as exhausting as my Smallville write-up, mainly because I am exhausted (it took a long time to write that one, so go read it), but I did want to make my thoughts known, since it's my blog, and I can do whatever I want. Which includes opening the comments section. I don't know, I guess I'm in a good mood right now.
Anyway, if you are a fan of The O.C., you may have been feeling that the show has kinda been in a rut lately, and you really wouldn't be very wrong. Or wrong at all, for that matter. The first half of this season kinda stunk it up, what with the whole post-rehab party scamming, and the incessant up and down of Ryan and Marissa's school troubles.
Of course, it has all lead to the Coopers living in a trailer, and the most excellent return of Kaitlin Cooper (above), the jail-bait shit-disturber extraordinaire. This girl blows into town having stolen $1500 dollars from some frat boys, proceeds to seduce Marissa's "friend" surfer-dude Johnny, and gets Seth Cohen hooked on the reefer. Normally, the introduction of a long-lost sibling is the most shrk-jumping moment of them all, but this time, we've got renewed energy, increased tension, drugs, and sex appeal, all from a little 15-year-old girl. And while you may be saying "oh my god, she's so young, you perv!" Don't forget that when the show started, so were all the main characters. But yeah, it does make you feel a bit creepy. Still, The O.C. is back Bitch!
And then there's The Office. This show is hysterical, and has me cracking up non-stop for the entire half-hour. Kinda like Scrubs did, before it went and got not as good. But what's even better than the super funniness of the show is the Pam and Jim not-quite-relationship.
This has go to be one of the best unrequited loves of all time. How much more perfect can two people be for each other? But then Pam's fiancÃ© of three years has to go and ruin it all by actually setting a date for their wedding. Jim was crushed, his love was revealed at to everyone at the office, plus he has to sit and watch Pam and her ass-hat fiancÃ© actually talking to each other.
But the end of the episode was incredible. Why? Because Pam loves Jim too! After spending the episode in the back of the office, with the completely annoying Indian girl Kelly, Jim comes back to his desk to find seven voice-mail messages from Pam, who needs Jim as much as he need her. I know, I'm acting like a little girl, but that's TV does to me. Especially good TV. And this is some really good TV.
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