The Office is a beloved comedy television series that ran for nine seasons on NBC. When fans found out the show would not run for a tenth season, they were devastated. There have been rumors about a possible revival, but nothing is confirmed. The good news? You can still watch your favorite episodes of The Office online.
What was ‘The Office’ about?
The Office was a comedic portrayal of what happens during a regular nine to five, including holiday parties. It took a look at some basic scenarios that happen while working your run-of-the-mill office job. Then it took those scenarios and blew them out of proportion to hilarious effect.
The company where The Office took place was called Dunder Mifflin, and was a fictional paper mill supply company located in Scranton, Pennsylvania (US).
The cast of ‘The Office’
The Office provided an all-star comedic cast for audiences. Many big names played characters in the show, with the notable being Steve Carell. Carell is well known for his roles in The Forty-Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman.
Ed Helms from The Hangover plays the part of Andy Bernard, a preppy salesman who is the new Dunder Mifflin Scranton manager. The previous manager, Michael Scott, was played by Steve Carell from The Forty-Year-Old Virgin.
John Krasinski plays a sales representative, Jim Halpert, while Rainn Wilson plays Dwight Schrute, an arrogant assistant manager. The receptionist, Pam Beesly Halpert, is played by Jenna Fischer. Other office personnel are played by Craig Robinson, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, and Paul Lieberstein.
A mediocre first season
Although the show would go on to have great success and increasingly high viewer ratings, it did not start on such a big note. The first season of The Office was called “mediocre.” The viewer ratings were neither great nor terrible, and fans felt the show was average overall. It wouldn’t be until future seasons that The Office would pull in the die-hard fans we know today.
After a slow start, The Office quickly picked up fans who found the over-dramatic portrayals of work life both funny and relatable. Some people found that the documentary formatting style was a refreshing break from the typical American show. The exact style was coined “mockumentary,” and it bordered the formatting used for reality television.
Regardless of why it became so popular, The Office skyrocketed to success. It went from a measly six million viewers in the second episode of its first season to 22 million in the last episode of season five.
How you can still watch ‘The Office’ online
Fans upset that the show has ended can still watch full episodes of The Office online. They are available both from the NBC’s website itself, as well as a number of streaming sites. There are also quite a few episodes that can be found on YouTube – in full formatting, or broken into parts.
Will there be a revival or possible remake of the beloved comedy?
There have been rumors of a revival episode of The Office, but there is no word on whether this will happen. For starters, the show has not been off the air that long. Also, Steve Carell has voiced his opinion that it’s a bad idea.
Nobody is really sure at this point whether a revival will happen, but it is a possibility. Fans of the show will have to keep an eye out for new information in the coming months (or years) as to whether a final decision has been made about the potential revival.