Thursday, 5 May 2011

TV: The Office "Inner Circle"

The Office episode “The Inner Circle”, premiering this Thursday, was the first episode of the award-winning series that did not include head boss and main man Michael Scott, and boy was it different. Will Farrell stepped in to complete his episode arc as temporary office boss Deangelo, in the writer’s attempt to settle the transition period between the changing dynamics.


Within the episode, Deangelo’s maniacal self was let loose, and his true colours came out to the dismay of the office. By creating the inner circle of office workers, and attempting to psych out his underlings, Deangelo feeds his need to have total acceptance, something that Dwight denies.

This episode also included the first of three new possible characters, Jordan, and according to reports, each new character’s future on the show will depend on audience favourability. The other two casts will be a new male accountant, and Stanley’s daughter. Mhmm, interesting. Does this hint at a departure of one of the current accountants, as well as a possible internship with Stanley’s daughter? 


In an interesting turn of events, Dwight will become the next temporary manager in next week’s episode, holding the fort after Deangelo’s departure and the season finale’s description of “Deangelo’s new replacement is sought out”.


I personally felt it was a decent episode, with the knowledge that the majority of the lacking involved Will Farrell’s departing character. To get a good gauge of the future quality of the show, I am holding my judgement until the finale next week, and will at least watch next season’s premiere.

  • What did everyone think about the episode?
  • Will you continue to watch the show even after Michael Scott's departure?
Let me know!



15 comments:

  1. Just now getting ready to watch it. Tivo :)

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  2. I haven't watched this ep, I usually can't really make time for the US office. But the UK office I could watch time and time again.

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  3. not a fan of the office at all :-/

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  4. Saw it last night as well. It was alright, but seems like this could be the slow descent of The Office :(

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  5. good show.. i always felt it could have been better though.

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  6. Will is just too funny, his expresions are priceless!'

    +1 for the Office, follow my blog aswell! :D

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  7. I have missed far too many episodes so I pretty much dropped this...no hope for me!

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  8. Im gonna hulu it right away! Completely forgot to dvr it!

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  9. Ya know, Will Ferrell isn't the same as Steve Carell on The Office. They should have just pulled a Seinfeld and "ended on a high note."

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  10. I have no hope in post-Steve Carell The Office. None. I guess I'll still check it out though...

    Also Jenna Fischer looks really ugly in that pic...

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  11. The last Office episode was lame. To bad that michael leaves the office with that ho =(

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