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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pam and Jim, I never knew

Dear Pam and Jim of "The Office,"

“I’m in love with you. It’s probably not good timing. I know that. I just… I needed you to hear it.”

Tube Talk Girl

The above words, spoken by Jim Halpert, left me kicking myself this week and asking, “Why didn’t someone tell me about the power of Pam and Jim?” (OK, so Give Me My Remote, you did tell me.) The point is, I should have made time for the Dunder Mifflin gang in my busy schedule during the last two TV seasons, but there were the Lost folks, and the Neptune high kids, and the Smallville gang, and the lawyers at Crane, Poole and Schmidt, and Earl and his karmic lottery ticket and, well, you get the picture.

When The Office debuted, I watched the pilot episode, gave it a favorable review in my weekly newspaper column , and then apparently forgot it existed. Fast forward to this summer. Having heard all the buzz about the show, I decided to set my DVR to try and get all of last season’s episodes. After a two-week marathon of Office episodes, I’m hooked. I just finished watching the casino episode, the booze cruise episode, and the bring-your-daughter-to-work day episode. Brilliant, each and every one of them. And John Krasinski just may be the most underrated actor on television.

So yes, just like Jim, my timing is bad. I’m late in promoting this little show, and I already have too many hours of programming on my DVR for Thursday nights, but there it is. Please watch The Office tonight at 8:30 EST. Finally, on the very day of the brand new season, I can proudly say, “I support Office romances.”

For those of you still in the dark about why this show — and specifically Pam and Jim — have everyone from Tube Talk Girl to Joss Whedon swooning, check out this clip. (You have to wait a second for the ad to play, before the Pam/Jim goodness starts.)


Big Tuna said...

Jennifer, I'm glad you finally found time for Office romance. :) Jim and Pam are awesome.

GMMR said...

I told you so!!! ha ha. And despite my unhealthy love for all things John Krasinski, I feel like I can honestly say the he IS one of the most underrated actors out there.

tube talk girl said...

Yes, GMMR, I should have listened. My bad! It's slowly usurping Scrubs as my favorite comedy, and I never thought I'd see that day.

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