Well, holy rolling smeg. That’s about all that I can say without getting all spoilery and I wouldn’t want to Hurt anyone by doing that. So I’ll continue after the jump.
Well, that’s that. After nine seasons, many of which were good, The Office is closed for business. It ended with a wedding, a party, some good singing and a rather pleasant striptease. Watching the show has, over the last few years, become something rather more of an obligation than a pleasure. That said, the last episode had much going for it.
The wedding between Dwight and Angela was as goofy as anything we’ve come to expect from them. The surprise best man, who was a genuine surprise, was a wonderful touch. The return of Ryan, carrying a baby who he quickly abandoned so he could run off with Kelly, felt like the perfect culmination of both their characters. I also loved that Nellie ended up holding the baby, which she intended to take with her to Europe. I’m sure the EU immigration people will love that. Also, I’m pretty sure taking a child across international borders without the consent…oh, never mind. Rule of funny prevails!
There weren’t many false notes here. Kevin owning a successful bar did seem a bit of a stretch, but I could go with it. Daryl seemed quite pleased with where he was. Even Andy seems to have finally grown up, given up on his rather stupid dreams, and accepted a reality he could be happy in.
To me the moment of the series that really resonated was when Creed, of all people, was talking about the ability of people to take even the most mundane and crappy spaces and make a home of them. It’s true. Even people in the most horrible of situations have at least one thing that says “home” to them, and that’s a wonderful thing.
All in all, this was a good way to wrap up a once-brilliant series that may have hobbled to the finish line, but did at least complete its last few steps in style.
Or something. Enjoy!
Super hero stuff on TV has been rather iffy at best. Really, I can think of about three successful live-action shows (Superman, Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk). The rest have all been forgettable, bad, or completely sold out their concept in order to work.
I bring this up today because we have a full trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new Marvel TV series that will be airing on ABC this fall. Check it out.
I have to say…that looks decent. Not perfect, and I do wonder what level of comic book silliness they will use to justify bringing Agent Colson back to life. But that said…this looks like it has some real potential!
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Dan Brown’s new work, Inferno, is released tomorrow. I’ll be buying a copy and reading it. I’ve no doubt it will live up to the high level of standards Brown has set with his previous works. And stuff.
In addition to reading it, I will of course be writing a review. Brown seems to love his critics, as a writer for the Sun pointed out. This really is a must read. Best quote?
The critics said his writing was clumsy, ungrammatical, repetitive and repetitive. They said it was full of unnecessary tautology. They said his prose was swamped in a sea of mixed metaphors. For some reason they found something funny in sentences such as “His eyes went white, like a shark about to attack.” They even say my books are packed with banal and superfluous description, thought the 5ft 9in man. He particularly hated it when they said his imagery was nonsensical. It made his insect eyes flash like a rocket.