Thank You Michael Scott. Thank You Steve Carell.

And Steve Carell bids farewell to Scranton.

His final episode as Michael Scott was simple, but touching. Continue reading

I’m Going to Miss American Television!

So… I am really going to miss new episodes of The Amazing Race and Friday Night Lights. I’m probably not going to make Supernatural before they go on their ridiculously long annual midseason hiatus. Will Todd and Asha hook up on Outsourced? What else will drive Michael Scott to fly high? How many more Walking Dead are there out there? Am I going to miss the big reveal of Dee’s baby daddy?

Well, I’m going to miss all of it because I’m going to be in the Philippines for the next month. During sweeps! But there will be plenty of things to look forward to here at Some new reviews and some hopes and dreams for the future.

And hopefully, I might be able to find a way *wink*wink* to catch up on all these shows while in the Philippines, especially The Amazing Race since it actually airs there, but I doubt it. =]

So see you all in December! Have a fun November sweeps! And enjoy some good television!

DryedMangoez Presents Television That Defined My Decade

The 2000s have come and gone. A new decade is about to begin and lists of the best movies, music, television, paint colors, boy band, furniture, light fixtures, etc. are pouring in. As we close out 2009 and the 2000s, I thought about my own list. But my list of television shows aren’t necessarily “the best,” but the shows that defined my decade. The shows that meant something to me the last ten years, shows that left their mark in my mind and in some cases my heart as well.

On to the list! →

Thursday Quick Cuts – The Office, FlashForward, Survivor, 30 Rock

John Cho and Barry Shabaka Henley
So this week wasn’t very mythology heavy, which resulted in it being less interesting. The most interesting part? John Cho and Barry Shabaka Henley singing karaoke, and the gratuitous gunfight/explosion scene at the end. Otherwise, a slow episode.

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The Office

Crazy episode! If only because it was a Michael/Pam throwdown the entire time. It is great seeing the Michael/Jim relationship completely changed now that they are co-managers. I hope that continues. I may be one of the few people who thought Pam was overreacting. She was, right? But then again, Michael’s never been my boss so I guess we don’t know how it feels to be in her shoes?

But it did set up some awesome confrontations, did it not? Bravo to Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer.
Other choice moments… Continue reading

The Office – At Last

Relive the hilarity and touching moments from the double length episode. Buy part one of “Niagara” or part two of “Niagara”, the wedding episode on The Office

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When NBC first brought The Office over from across the pond, one of the big questions (of skepticism) was how in the world were they going to keep the Jim and Pam (well, Tim and Dawn in the UK) storyline going for more than 14 episodes, let alone more than one season.

Well, five seasons and three episodes later, The Office has managed to weave in and out of an overall satisfying journey for one of the most rootable “destined” couples in comedy since Daphne and Niles on Frasier.

The Jim and Pam wedding was everything you could ask for from an Office “event;” the entire gang was there, Jim and Pam roll their eyes at the entire gang being there, Jim and Pam do their own thing because the entire gang is there, Michael makes an ass out of himself, and Michael redeems his Continue reading

Quick Takes: The Office, Harper’s Island, Rescue Me, Better Off Ted, Survivor

Here are some quick takes from the week in television…

The Office

So two episodes this week sandwiching the premiere of Parks & Recreation. I don’t know if that was a good idea for Parks & Rec because being sandwiched between two episodes of The Office just made it seem even lesser than it already was. Continue reading

The Office 5×18 – “You have no idea how high I can fly”

The Office 5×18 – New Boss

I find myself supporting and cheering Michael on almost 100% of the time these days, no matter how crazy his stunts get.  I think that’s one of the reasons I wasn’t feeling last week’s episode but actually enjoyed this week’s episode especially the end.

The Office has been hit or miss, especially lately.  And the characters have been all over the place.

Michael has been one of the few constants, the other being the always dependably hilarious Creed.

I mean, I can’t shake off the douche-y vibe from Jim ever since he’s met Karen, Dwight’s gone from funny eccentric to just crazy insane, and Angela is a full-on whore.  Meredith’s got nothing on her apparently.

The Vances in the restaurant bathroom?  Not funny and awkward in a bad way.
Taking down a nice family and their small business?  Uh, downer.

What’s up with that? Continue reading