Dear Michael Scott


I know I am really, really late to the party when it comes to watching “The Office,” but I get it. I finally understand why there is such a hype about this show.

I recently took on the task of binging the comedy to see just exactly what I have been missing out on all these years, and I was actually disappointed in myself for not watching this show sooner. Now three seasons in, I think I can faithfully say I am addicted, and I am fully invested in the story between Jim and Pam.

Maybe it is because I feel like I can relate to the characters, or maybe because I find the stupid humor a lot more funny than it probably should be… but “The Office” is a show that I look forward to watching, and apparently do not mind wasting hours and hours of my time letting the episodes roll on by. For example, Netflix oh so kindly asked me twice last night whether or not I was still watching, and I was kind of offended. I think that means I have way too much free time, or should really get off my couch more often.

It is kind of sad that the show is no longer on, even though there are nine seasons that I have to work my way through. Right now, I am only about a third of the way through season three, so I still have a long way to go. Even still, I find myself constantly wondering what Michael Scott is going to say next, or what prank Jim is going to pull on Dwight, or just WHEN ARE PAM AND JIM GOING TO BECOME A THING?! Seriously though, that needs to happen ASAP. I can not handle how much that needs to happen. It is the main reason I continue to click “next episode” for hours at a time!

Anyways, if you have not yet started “The Office,” I suggest that you too jump on this and start the journey of Dunder Mifflin’s paper supply company. Especially if you have a great sense of humor, or need to work on your own.

On that note, I think it is time to tell Netflix that yes, I am still watching, and hunt down another show that I should watch when this one is done! Have a suggestion? Comment below!

Netflix and Chill

That is pretty much exactly how I spent my winter break… besides working, I was catching up on a bunch of shows that have been getting awesome reviews. I started and finished three shows: “Stranger Things,” “The OA,” and “Series of Unfortunate Events.” Consensus? I was not disappointed.

“Stranger Things”

I have had a lot of people tell me I need to watch this, including one of my professors during the fall semester. When I finally had the time, I am pretty sure I knocked this show out in about a week… maybe less. A creepy story line with an 80s vibe totally kept me locked in, and it even took the throne from “Downton Abbey” at the SAG Awards for “Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.” Now, I am just like everyone else. Waiting for season two to start. Anxiously.

“The OA”

Again with the creepy vibe, this one was more confusing, and still has me kind of puzzled. Honestly, I do not even know how to explain this one. But if you are not one to sit and actually follow along with complicated plots… this might not be the one for you. It does totally fit a weird, science category though.

“Series of Unfortunate Events”

Now if you are a bookworm like me, you may have read the actual series by Lemony Snicket. You may have even seen the movie that starred Jim Carrey, which was okay… though this series is probably my favorite. At first I did not know if I was going to enjoy this, but the more I watched, the more I saw the characters that I pictured back when I was reading it come to life. Totally worth finishing in a few days.

For now, until another show catches my eye, I am sticking to “This Is Us.” If you do not watch that, start, now.