Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Office

Okay, D and I don't have cable tv. We've got a five month old and Netflix. So we Netflixed "Lost" and "The Office."

HOO BOY did Lost jump the shark or what?! We decided that we weren't curious enough to find out what happens with Jack and Locke's lovers' quarrels, Ana Lucia's anger management problems, and the little Hobbit's drug addiction. (Rock star? Pah. That little man will always be a Hobbit.)

Of which you could be evil like! Thank you DwighT SchruTe.

Which brings me to my hypothesis. We got the benefit of riding the rollercoaster of emotions that is The Office in hours instead of weeks by watching the DVDs. And I was thinking what is it about the damn Pam Jim storyline that is so nail bitingly compelling?

And I realized.

It is The Princess Bride.

Buttercup is all set to marry Prince Humperdinck, having given up on Westley... and so on and so forth. I think even the Giant, Spaniard and Wallace Shawn character are pretty much accounted for. Kevin, Toby and Angela. (Don't you love my diligence? It's late and you try nursing a ravenous, adorable five month old.)

And that is why Pam and Jim make me feel like I'm a fourteen year old with a crush. Because that is exactly how I felt when I watched (over and over and over) TPB as a fourteen year old. (It came out when I was eight and it wasn't until I was eighteen that I was done obsessing over the love story in it.)

But I have to say. TPB, been there done that. It is all about DWIGHT AND ANGELA. I think Angela is a bitch and I want to be like her SO BAD. I could never, because I'm too sensitive, but what I can do, in my own small way, is to adopt Angela's way of saying No. No explanations or compromises. Just... no. I love her hate her love her.