The Office - Season 1 - Review


The Office - Season 1

The Office - Season 1 - Review

The first season of The Office is a six-episode trial run that resonated well with the audience. The first episode is directly adapted from the British version of The Office and inadvertently reveals the depth of most of the main characters.

Micheal Scott (played by Steve Carell), the regional manager of Scranton branch, Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, tries to portray himself as the ‘cool’ boss who conceivably comes across as a wannabe and makes his employees rather uncomfortable.

Dwight Schrute (played by Rainn Wilson) is the sales rep who is a know-it-all and tries to beguile his way into becoming Michael’s left hand, or ‘Assistant to the Regional Manager’.

Jim Halpert (played by John Kransinski), is another sales rep in the office, who is a bored employee that pranks Dwight (also his cube-mate) to make his humdrum days entertaining. Jim tenaciously crushes on Pam Beesly (played by Jenna Fischer), who is the receptionist and engaged to Roy.

The episodes in Season 1 also briefly introduce the supporting characters who are thoroughly involved in the daily idiosyncrasies.


Season 1 lacks some substance and is comparatively slow-paced. But if you hold on a bit longer, it will surely strike your gray matter. However, the humor, if deciphered, is unparalleled and certainly makes you cackle at a few instances.

Some notable episodes in Season 1 include “Diversity Day” (episode no. 2) and “Basketball” (episode no. 5). The former is written by B.J. Novak, who also plays the character of Ryan, the temp on the show.

The best part of the show is when the characters look in the camera and express their sentiments. As I said, Season 1 takes a while to put all pieces together, which makes up for a banging Season 2. You will catch a drift of it once you reach episode 6.


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