*Spoilers – recommend not reading until seeing the movie*
With just the 6 episodes, the first season on The Office is fairly light on for highlights comparatively, but with the second season being possibly the best of the entire series, there are plenty to get through here. This isn’t even close to covering them all, so feel free to add yours in the comments.
Spoilers galore of course.
I consider Ricky Gervais’ roughly 7 and a half hours of The Office to be up there with the top handful of fiction ever made- up there with Band of Brothers, The Godfather and The Sopranos. So when the American version came along in early 2005 I was understandably apprehensive, so much so in fact, that I refused to watch it after seeing the reviews for the first season. Roughly four seasons in, after constant badgering from my brother to give it a chance, I did. The first episode, basically a scene-for-scene reshoot of the UK’s pilot, with a few Americanisms thrown in, did not work for me at all. I was extremely close to calling it quits right then and there. For whatever reason I kept watching, and thank god I did, as I can now comfortably say that the series is one of my all-time favourites.
Another big month of movie-watching for me with a few days at home watching several movies in a row helping up the count. I continued my sci-fi kick of June, re-watching a few of my all time favourites.
Following my Best Leading Actors of the 1990’s post last month, here are my choices for the supporting performances of the decade. As I mentioned in that post, narrowing this down to a reasonable list was extremely difficult. Even some of the honorable mentions here are among my favourite performances of all time. This time I’ve put them all in chronological order as once again it was impossible to rank them all.
After a slow start June quickly became another productive movie month and another extremely varied one – these films cover 86 years and at least 5 genres:
It all finished with what can only be described as a mess of a final season, just about as bad as it could have been. But nothing was ever going to be able to stop Game of Thrones going down as the television series of this century. With it all wrapped up, I went back and watched the series from the start to confirm or challenge my feelings on how it finished. I plan on touching on all the characters and the journeys they went through, so I will do this in a number of parts. But be warned, they will be loooong.