Office Depression

The most cogent and thoughtful examination of why NBC’s The Office hasn’t really been funny in a few years now.

Suddenly, a romance that seemed like the natural progression for two quietly charming people revealed itself to be much more depressing.

All of Jim and Pam’s witty asides and eyerolls in response to their officemates’ antics have stopped being expressions of untapped potential and started to look like passive-aggressive attempts to undermine their peers—who are the only people who will socialize with them.

Imagine having a wedding and the only people you invite, aside from family of course, were your co-workers.

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