Is the office becoming less funny as this season goes on? It can be funny for half an hour, but the full hour is lacking. Each episode grasping for plot lines and struggling for jokes. What's happening?
Steve Carrell gets too much play, Rain Wilson doesn't get enough credit (Though the Beet Farm last night dragged). Take away Dwight Shrute, the show is flat and painful. It's the lack of the Dwight- Jim relationship that has taken away the entertainment value this season. And Jan, I hate Jan- all plot lines involving Jan must go. Ryan and Kelly too- I find them cumbersome. Keep Toby.
I hope it's just a phase, and it gets the old humor back. I'd hate to look back a year from now and think that Pam and Jim hooking up is when the show jumped the shark. There's just not enough good comedy on television to let this show go just yet.
*For those that are younger- the term 'Jumping the Shark' stems from Happy Day's, a show that was great and very entertaining, until they had the episode when The Fonz jumps a shark, on waterskiis- and it was all down hill from there.