It’s the beginning of the end of the Michael Scott (Steve Carell) era as everyone’s favorite nonsensical boss will be parting ways with the show that made him the comedy god he is today.

“The Office”

Thursdays at 9 p.m.
NBC

Fortunately, not too much else has changed with the workers at Dunder Mifflin. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is back to his insanely disturbing antics, Andy (Ed Helms) is still as awkward as ever, Jim (John Krasinzki) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are still nauseatingly in love and Michael is still the boss that everyone loves to laugh at.

Things are also staying consistent in the Dunder Mifflin humor department. The writing remains witty and smart, and the employees find themselves in new awkward-yet-funny situations. In the opening minutes of the episode, the crew creates its own web video and ends up with one almost as good as Subtle Sexuality’s “Male Prima Donna.” Also, we find comical yet realistic situations as Pam tries to prank Dwight, Michael hires a member of his own family and Erin (Ellie Kemper) finds a new love interest.

And no one would expect any less. These are the type of situations that have been created on this show for the past seven seasons ― always original yet so obviously ordinary.

There is a reason this show has been the standard for good comedy writing for so many years — everyone lives the life of “The Office” every day. Many people work at a job they hate, with an illogical boss and even worse co-workers. Yet the show makes this humdrum recipe into something for which everyone wishes.

The only thing that sucks about “The Office” this time around is the bittersweet feeling that there are only a few more episodes until Michael Scott is no longer the world’s best boss.

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