For those of you who didn’t give up reading blogs this Lenten season like a certain Raked blogger I know (*coughcoughJCcoughcough*), you know that what’s to come on The Office is really the question of the month. Who will be the next boss? What’s with all the season finale guest stars? I mean, there was even more hubbub when we finally knew their character names!
Plus, with all the videos running around, I almost wonder if it’s even worth seeing Will Ferrell on tonight’s episode. I mean, have we seen all the clips already? Can’t I just piece them together into the full episode?
Really, all this drama has me asking one thing to the viewers of this beloved series:
Do you care?
Do you care that Michael Scott is leaving Dunder Mifflin? Will you miss Steve Carrell on The Office? It is a rather large change for the series, but it feels as though it might be blown a little out of proportion. I mean, actors leave series all the time, but they all don’t get a TBS marathon two days before. You could argue that TBS is just taking the opportunity — after all, they do air a night full of The Office on Tuesday nights anyway, why not make a theme out of it — but it is adding to a lot of hype.
And if you haven’t realized it yet, I don’t like hype. I get radically turned off my hype. This is probably why I don’t watch Glee (ok, there are a lot of reasons I don’t watch Glee, but that is one of them). Ultimately, I feel like The Office ran its course a long while ago, so continuing on without Michael Scott just feels like they’re trying too hard. Just end the show already. While a new face would certainly add some variety, I’m tired of seeing the same cast of characters outside Michael’s office walls, since there’s really nowhere to go with any of them. Can a new boss really make that much of a difference?
So I guess my answer to this question is “no.” But what about you? Am I being too hard? Is Michael’s moving to Colorado dashing your small town Scranton dreams? Let me know in the comments.