Thursday, January 11, 2007

I love Michael Scott

I watch tv on a very haphazard basis. If I'm nursing Norah, or eating lunch, I will turn it on and flip through the channels. Usually it's the middle of the afternoon and all levels of garbage are on, so I end up switching back and forth between Dr. Phil and Family Feud, or I bemoan that nothing good is on at the same time as Martha (inclusive of Martha), so I run through the channels about 14 times, and then the baby's full or the food is gone, and I turn it off and go back to my other haphazard hobby, which is your blogs. I am absolutely a remote maniac. It is not even worth it to me to watch tv if I don't have the remote and can change immediately when a commercial comes on. I really hate commercials. So usually, I'm watching parts of two or three or four shows and I really have no idea what is going on in any of them. That's why I cannot deal with hour-long dramas. Who can keep up with the plot when you just catch a few minutes here and there? Yech! No thank you. I'm all about the game show, I like reality shows of the non-trashy variety, a witty sitcom just warms my heart. Also, let it be known that I do not schedule tv in my life. Not go somewhere on Tuesdays because American Idol is on? Are you kidding me? That's on my pet peeves list, for sure. So, because I don't usually watch tv in the evenings and because I don't believe in paying for tv, so (anything other than basic) cable, satellite, tivo, et cetera are out of the question, I really have not seen even one episode of about (WARNING: made up, totally fabricated statistic!) 90% of what is out there.

I came very late to the genius that is The Office.

But, oh baby, how I love it now!

The.

Funniest.

Show.

Ever.

I'm on Season 2, Disk 3 in my Netflix queue. I am filled with great glee whenever the next disk arrives in my mailbox. Love it, love it.

I should have listened to Neil when he told me about the original British series about 5 years ago. He's very au courant when it comes to music, movies and television. His current fave: The Golden Girls. You heard it here first. They're making a comeback.

14 comments:

AmyJune said...

I'm just about to sit down and watch tonight's episode of "the office" which I tivoed(is that how you spell it) Can't wait. Alyssa and Jason turned us on to it and we look forward to it every Thursday night.

Neil and Diana said...

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/content/articles/061211crte_television

sarah said...

you're right, it is very funny. I onlsy seem to catch it by accident though. Now I know.

sarah said...

Do you let your kids watch?

Suzie Petunia said...

Amen, sister.

abby said...

We have a gentleman in our ward who IS Dwight Schrute. I'm not even joking.

Steve said...

A bit more on the remote mania. I've caught the bug for a tv show too -- Man vs. Wild (I think Emily mentioned something about it here). Anyway, we were in San Diego, and we made it back to the hotel from Lego Land in time for me to catch, two back-to-back episodes of Bear Grylls, toughint it out. I was afraid that Emily would change the chanel, so I took the remote with me when I got up to go to the bathroom. Right away I knew I had made the wrong choice -- that look of betrayal in her eyes. She said she knew how much the show meant to me, and that she wasn't going to have changed the channel. I tried to back track, give her the remote; but the damage was done. She just turned over and went to sulky sleep, whilst I enjoyed my show in aching guilt.

The next day at the beach, I think I told her that I loved her or something; and she brought up the remote issue. The cuts run deep.

I think the office is funny too. Except that Elliot wanted to know why the drunk lady character took off her shirt when she was enebriated at the Christmas party. (We didn't even know he was watching -- snuck out of his bed.) Dang it. We've exposed him.

Emily said...

Abby, I want to meet Dwight next time I'm at church with you. Please?! Cute picture you sent!!

abby said...

a) Thanks.
b) You surely can. But don't call him Dwight to his face, as I've almost done several times.
c) Steve is funny.

Austin said...

I fought the Office for a long time, my roommates tried for ages to get me hooked. Not that I didn't want to watch, just the opposite, I knew I'd be hooked. And now I am. It was Jim and Pam, those two crazy kids...
I still don't understand Steve's thing for Bear Grylls, that boggles me.

lys said...

Oh man, I love that show. But, I really don't like TV (see latest blog posting).

Alice said...

I've only ever been addicted to one TV show... "24." But I'm starting to fall pretty hard for "The Office" as of late. Basically, everything else on TV stinks... especially reality shows.

Ashley/Sarah'sfriend said...

It's not too late to take Neil's advice and check out the original BBC version of "The Office", as the complete 2 seasons are available on DVD through the Maricopa County Public Library System. If you do feel so inclined, you must savor the well crafted last episode of the 1st season. It's similar in plot to the "Sensitivity Training" episode of the American version. Consider this recommendation my gift to you.

Emily said...

Ashley, thanks for commenting! And thanks for the gift. It is on my Netflix queue, so I will get to it one of these days. I think Sarah should invite us over so I can meet you and we can play Scrabble!