In this season, it's all change as the staff at Dunder Mifflin bid farewell to their long-serving manager. What to expect? The usual good stuff: bad behavior, addictive storylines, outrageous humor, and, of course, quality assurance. The greatest thing about the office? It makes wherever you work look like the best office in the world.
It's not something most comedy writers ever get much practice at, but thanks to the Jim and Pam of it all, The Office has had many opportunities to figure out how to make love's big milestones feel big, and funny and sweet.
The thing The Office does best is to be funny. The other thing it does really well (and gets less credit for) is to explore the melancholy. This has provided both catharsis and escapism during the recession.