Office - Season 2

Office - Season 2

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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… See more details below

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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.

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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:
26,504

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

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