Lately, the cold openers have been hit or miss, but always tending to be goofy in the punch line. An example of a bad cold opener was last week's episode (The Sting), wherein Michael was portrayed as being so dumb that he never learned to ride a bicycle.
The sixth season of The Office has been the weakest of all the seasons thus far. There have been storylines that have been started that did not continue until many episodes later, and other storylines that should have gone for much longer but did not. A lot of the problems lie in the writing, which led to the characterization gone wrong.
It is typical for Michael's poor decision making abilities to have repeatedly affected the office in negative ways. As the years have passed, Michael has slowly learned to question his judgment, and to take the time to listen to his employees. "Body Language" is one of those few episodes where Michael is shown to have grown over the years.
Since Erin made her debut on The Office late last season, not very much has been revealed about her character, except for the surface obvious. A year later, she finally gets an episode that revolves around her. In Secretary's Day, her more vulnerable and weird side is shown. She stated her necessity for trust, and has firm beliefs of what a relationship should be like.
There was something awfully strange about Michael getting greeted at the hotel. He got to go into an area that was for upper management and the board members only, to a room that had two security guards standing outside the door. As Michael and the upper echelon were going on the stage, they too were also mysteriously escorted by security.
The series' main storyline reaches its conclusion, in the episode where Pam and Jim finally get married. This episode had a very romantic comedy feel to it, that included everything that could possibly go wrong, and more: a torn scrotum, self-centered family members, one-night stands, a torn veil, and a pregnancy.
As a regional manager, Michael has learned that it is important, but difficult to keep his staff happy. Jim on the other hand, would rather take an approach that he views as different and better. In his inclination to believe in the superiority of his ideas, Jim managed to completely upset the employees, and to create more unproductivity.
When there are well developed characters, and a simple plotline, the joke writes itself. Such is the case in the opening of this week's episode of The Office, as Michael called Oscar into his office for a meeting. Regular viewers can already tell that Michael is going to offend Oscar's sexuality, by just watching the two men together.
The 6th season premiere of The Office starts off by showing just how delusional Michael Scott is. He's running around the workplace with his two lackeys (Dwight and Andy), attempting what he believes is parkour. Instead of believing that parkour is about finding the most efficient way of traversing environment, Michael interprets it as being creative (and stupid) with obstacles.
Hey everyone, The Office is back! And you're right, this isn't Ariana with your weekly recap. She's off from the recap world for a couple of weeks and has asked me to fill in. So my apologies in advance.
We last saw our favourite Dunder Mifflin-ites last May, and unlike most seasons, we don't pick up in the fall.