As laziness strikes, many wandering and restless minds turn to popular video-streaming sites to conquer their boredom. Netflix and Hulu provide people of all ages the opportunity to binge-watch numerous movies and TV series at any hour of the day. However, one particular television series rises above the rest in terms of humor, heart and happiness. "The Office" is a classic (adopted from the UK) comedy show. Here are five reasons why you should watch this fantastic and heart-warming show.
1. There are nine seasons of pure comedic genius.
Unlike some of my other binge-worthy shows, "The Office" is over and done with, meaning I won't spend months waiting for new episodes to come out. Although you are welcome to take each episode slowly, I recommend taking them in stride, with lots of snacks and comfy pillows.
2. The character development is unlike any other show I've seen before.
Some of the characters may appear strange or unlikable at first, but once the viewers get to know the actors of Creed and Dwight, their strange antics and comments lose their creepy feel and become hilarious. Most, if not all of the characters in the show grow in both humor and heart through the numerous seasons.
3. The jokes are memorable and relatable!
I have seen every episode at least four times, and every day I find it hard not to burst out popular quotes and lines from the show. I'm serious. Your family and friends might get annoyed from the constant "The Office" references. Ever heard a "That's what she said!" joke? It's from "The Office." Although slightly inappropriate for some viewers, I am left laughing after every episode.
4. The documentary style format is unique and creative.
"The Office" is filmed as if a hypothetical PBS crew is filming a documentary about the American workplace, which alludes to the title of the show itself, being as the majority of the show is incased in one "office" style building. Although it sounds strange, it allows the show to have hilarious angles and shots when filming the unaware characters in sticky yet comical situations. Interviews from the characters are included in every episode as well, which are both hilarious and information-giving.
5. You will end up laughing, crying and re-winding every time.
Like I've said before, I have seen every episode multiple times, but this doesn't take away from the humor in the slightest. Season four in particular always causes me to fall in to hysterical laughing fits. But the show also has heart-warming moments as the characters fall in and out of love, causing me to tear up a bit. Surely, "The Office" is worth a go when looking for your next binge-worthy show.
However, if I can make one suggestion; and this may sound stupid, but skip the first episode. It's the pilot episode and to be frank, it simply does not capture the viewers attention as well as it should. It is not nearly as funny as the second and remaining episodes, and you won't miss out on anything if you skip it.