Office - Season 2

The Office - Season 2

4.8 41
Director: Steve Carell

Cast: Steve Carell

     
 
Season 2 of the hit mockumentary opens with the hardly coveted Dundie Awards, the annual ceremony honoring Scranton employees in such esteemed categories as Hottest in the Office and Whitest Tennis Shoes. In a typical move, regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) emcees the show and picks the winners-but doesn't pick up the tab. In other Michael developments, he

Overview

Season 2 of the hit mockumentary opens with the hardly coveted Dundie Awards, the annual ceremony honoring Scranton employees in such esteemed categories as Hottest in the Office and Whitest Tennis Shoes. In a typical move, regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) emcees the show and picks the winners-but doesn't pick up the tab. In other Michael developments, he spies on staffers' emails, mistakes an IT guy for a terrorist, burns his foot while cooking bacon bedside, and becomes a reluctant homeowner. He does manage to find some success in the dating department. He goes out with his likable real-estate agent Carol (played by Carell's wife Nancy Walls) and hooks up with his recently divorced no-nonsense boss Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin). The latter affair starts as a one-night stand but leads to a slightly warped (and somewhat imagined in Michael's eyes) love triangle between the three. In other office romances, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) start a top-secret love affair, Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) crushes on Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak), and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) continues dating Katy (Amy Adams), the "hot girl" he met in the Season 1 finale. But it's Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) whom he not-so-secretly pines for, even though she's engaged (for three years and counting) to insensitive warehouse worker Roy (David Denman). Much to Jim's dismay, Roy finds a moment of drunken clarity on Michael's ill-fated booze cruise and finally sets a date for his and Pam's wedding. Pam's thrilled at first, but then she starts thinking beyond the reception desk when a Women in the Workplace seminar inspires her to attend art school. Jim wholeheartedly encourages the idea, which is quickly shot down by Roy, planting seeds of doubt in Pam's mind about whether Roy is really the right guy for her.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Daily Show alumnus Steve Carell, a master of deadpan comedy, was the ideal choice to play clueless, obnoxious office manager Michael Scott in this Americanized version of the popular BBC mockumentary, and his comedic gifts are readily apparent in the 22 half-hour episodes of the 2005-6 season. The Office, shot documentary-style with no laugh track, takes place in the Scranton facility of Dunder-Mifflin, a supplier of paper products. Michael's employees include nerdy know-it-all and shameless suck-up Dwight (Rainn Wilson), easily cowed receptionist Pam (Jenna Fischer), and capable but restrained Jim (John Krasinski), who not-so-secretly lusts after the engaged receptionist. Season 2 includes occasional guest turns by David Koechner, playing Michael's best friend Todd Packer, and Melora Hardin, as Dunder-Mifflin executive Jan Levinson. Although many of the laughs still come from the efforts of Carell's character to be seen as hip and easy to work for, The Office is definitely an ensemble show, and the best episodes are those in which the entire cast shines. One of these, "The Fire," finds the staff cooling its collective heels in the parking lot while a blaze rages upstairs. To pass the time Jim suggests a seemingly harmless game that eventually elicits a lot more personal info than some would like to know. Our 2005-6 favorite, "Christmas Party," is a tour de force in which Michael almost single-handedly dampens the staff's holiday spirit by turning the annual gift-giving ceremony into a game of "Yankee Swap," which results in personalized presents being given out randomly to hysterically inappropriate recipients. The resulting ill will makes a shambles of the party, and as usual, Michael doesn't understand what went wrong. A superbly written and brilliantly acted series that doesn't rely on potty humor, sexual innuendo, or the assorted puerilities typically found in today's sitcoms, The Office is a delight.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
UPC:
0025193037824
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
7:57:00
Sales rank:
28,203

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Blooper Reel; Episode commentaries; Webisodes from nbc.com; Fake PSAs; Steve on Steve; And much more!

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Performance Credits
Steve Carell Michael Scott

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The Office - Season 2 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
"The Office" ranks high among my favorite TV comedies and probably the highest among those that are currently on the tube. Anyone who has been an office worker and wage slave for a corporation can identify with its "Dilbert"-like absurdities and realities. Steve Carell's depiction of an obnoxious, egocentric boss comes so close to parodying an actual boss with whom I contend that he almost gives me a hysterical fit. Every episode is a faultless and endearing comic adventure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are in your late 20s and early 30s and have had a dull office job and worked with quirky people and an incompentent boss you will love this show! It's not in your face funny, but everything is so sad it's true regarding office life and the subtle crazy shenangans that go on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love watching the Office!! My Mom and brother and I can't ever wait to watch it again on Thursday nights!! I'm so glad I bought the first season, it never gets old! I cannot wait to buy the second season, because i've heard that it's better than the first. Michael's so funny because he thinks he's good friends with his employies, when really they just think he's an idiot, ( excluding Dwight) If you haven't seen it, i suggest you do soon!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Office stands as one of the finest comedies on television today--its recent Emmy award shows its critical acclaim, and NBC's decision to move the show to its Thursday night Must See TV makes it clear that the network supports it wholeheartedly. Season 2 of The Office is pure gold, and this collection brings it all together, along with some hilarious extras that blow away the extras in the first season disc--along with commentaries and deleted scenes come the fake PSAs produced by NBC with the show's cast and the 10 Webisodes produced for nbc.com. The cast is terrific. The writing and delivery sounds so natural it can sometimes be easy to forget you're watching a sitcom. These characters sound and act like real people. And Season 2 brings in several dramatic elements, and, while a far-cry from being a drama, we get to know these characters on a whole new level. Very recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the funniest tv shows on television!!!!!!!! i love this show! every show makes you laugh and the Pam-Jim thing keeps you totally intrigued!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best show on television!!! everything about this show is hilarious. Jim and Dwight are always fighting and it's funny to see what they will do next. Also, the Pam and Jim thing keeps you wanting to see what happens between them. Steve Carrel is the funniest character, besides Dwight. If you havn't seen this show, YOU HAVE TO!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The critics, say it funny, the other reviewers here say it's funny, But I just don't find it funny. Like all TV shows it has its moments. But they are few and far between, the show moves at a very slow pace and alot of the jokes seem to be left in the air waiting for a laugh that will never come...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Office is pure magic! I was Jim, at one point in my career...The setting and situations are so true it's bizzare. I only started watching the show about 3/4 of the way through the 2nd season, and then all of the 3rd so far this year. I recently purchased the first season, and I have to say that the second is MUCH funnier. The first has its moments, but it took until the second for the show to really catch its stride. The relationship between Jim and Dwight is PERFECTLY represented. If you don't like this show, I can only assume that you have a) never worked in an office environment and met ALL of these people, or b) no class, taste, or sense of humor worth mentioning... If you have never seen this show, BUY IT NOW, and watch it repeatedly...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in love with "The Office" and with Dwight. I recommend that Dwight be promoted from assistant to the regional manager to assistant regional manager. Also, please move Jim's desk. Oh, and Angela.......back off biatch!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Office continues to amaze with its ability to get a laugh/ chuckle out of ordinary situations. The awkward silences, with no laugh tracks to ruin them, are priceless. This show in its second season is much more confident and funnier than the British version. Every episode in my opinion demands second viewing, as it is easy to miss some of the nuances and the jokes the first time around. For those who are newcomers to the show, `Office' may take a little getting used to, but the it is well worth the effort.
warriordundermifflinER More than 1 year ago
One of the best Office seasons, sure to make you laugh out loud, and all that jazz. It's a fantastic show. Nothing brightens up a person's day like a that's what she said joke. Don't know what that is? Then you're missing out. The Office is the greatest show to hit network TV (and beyond). That's also a fact. So... WATCH IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this show makes me laugh o so hard everytime i catch it on the television that resides in my kitchen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is absolutely great. The best episode is 'the injury,' where Michael gets his foot clamped in a George Forman grill. I guarantee it will make you laugh. The absecense of a laugh track is a necessary addition to the show, as the producers are not telling you when to laugh and what to laugh at.
MeganMcHale More than 1 year ago
Imagine yourself answering phones everyday in a paper company, asking people how much paper they would like to buy. Sounds boring, right? Wrong. The Office is a hilarious show that follows the day to day operations of the Scranton branch of the Dunder-Mifflin paper company. Season two of The Office has led me to change my opinion of the amount of fun you can have while you are working in an office. With a boss like Michael Scott (Steve Carell), it would be extremely difficult to be bored. With his witty sense of humor and crazy ideas for promoting office fun, he will keep you entertained for hours! It is possible that you may be quoting the show without even realizing it. From "that's what she said," to "Bears, Beats, Battlestar Galactica," the things they come up with on this show are outrageous! Of course, all of these famous quotes come from the many writers who have worked together to form what is known as "the best show on television." One of the writers of The Office is B.J. Novak who plays Ryan, the temp. Like any office, the Scranton branch has its fair share of office pranks. The best part of this show is the pranks between Jim (John Krasinski) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Some of the famous pranks include; Jim putting people's office supplies in jello, posting Dwight's resume on the internet, and giving Dwight tips to write a speech. Also, during this season you get to see the progression in Jim's feelings for Pam (Jenna Fischer). In one of the episodes, Jim lets another employee know of his feelings toward Pam. After revealing this secret, he realizes that he has told the wrong person, and has to try to prevent it from spreading. Throughout this season, you will fall in love with the idea of Jim and Pam finally being together and you will not be able to stop watching. The characters are really what make the storyline so great. Every time I watch this show I find myself getting so into it that I start to feel as if I know the characters personally. Just watching all of these goofy characters interacting with one another will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Season two of The Office is my favorite because it is, in my opinion, the funniest. There is just so much going on that it is hard to turn it off. Some of the highlights are; the Christmas party, Michael getting his foot burned in a grill, a stripper coming to the branch, and so much more. I have not heard of anyone who has watched and not enjoyed The Office. Critics say it is painfully funny. The season two DVD set is complete with twenty-two different episodes, and hours of hysterical bonus features. These bonus features contain webisodes, deleted scenes, bloopers, and promos. I love how at the beginning of every episode there is a video clip before they play the theme song. The clips are short and sweet, but they are laugh out loud funny. The theme song is a very catchy tune. At one point I even had it as my ringtone on my cell phone. I have never had a show that I liked enough to buy the DVD of the entire season, but I have bought every season of this show so far. I would recommend The Office to anyone over fourteen because there are alcohol and sex references in some episodes. This is a show I would feel comfortable watching with my friends, parents, or grandparents. For all of the hours I have spent laughing hysterically at this show, I must give it five stars! Don't trust me? Order your own copy of The Office season two from Barnes and Noble now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just started watching it and im already making sure im home to watch it when its on. this show rocks and so do the new york mets. go mets and go the office.
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