The Office is a hit television series that everyone should properly enjoy. Sometimes it is easy to start a new television series and not get the full experience the show has to offer. It is just a show, so what all can you possible miss? Surprisingly, there are multiple ways that you can fail to get the full experience of a television show that the director intended you to have. Fortunately, I have watched all nine seasons of The Office a few different times. This article will help guide you through ways I have personally sought out to get the best viewing experience of the hit television series.
Start from the beginning until the end
With new and easier ways to watch your favorite television series (such as Netflix and Hulu) it is tempting to skip ahead to seasons that others recommend are the best ones. When I first began watching The Office, I started on the fifth season without watching the seasons that were prior aired. After I finished the rest of the seasons, I felt extremely satisfied with the show and recommended it to multiple people. However, I was unaware that I did not get the full humorous experience until I re-watched The Office starting at season 1 episode 1. There was so much background information that I skipped over the first run through. Some confusing parts of the show became clear after I watched it from the beginning. Plus, there were a lot of jokes that was based in reference to scenes that occurred in prior seasons. If I did not watch it from the beginning, I would have missed funny puns, inside jokes, and overall lost the respect to see how far certain characters have developed. One of the main reasons I did not initially start watching the show from episode one is because I was told that the first few seasons were “boring” and uneventful. I’ll admit that season one was not a humorous as the others that proceeded. But, it was much beneficial for me to get the background information that season one had to offer.
Pay attention to character development
The best TV shows are the ones in which you forget that you are watching something fictional and give the show a sense of reality. In reality, people change in multiple ways. Some people mature as time goes on, and some people change the way that they due to prior events. The Office characters develop as well as the seasons go on. When Jim Halpert first made his appearance on the show, he acted like a young male that just got a salaried position. He could act childish and goofy a times…