The Office is back with even more inappropriate remarks, uncomfortable silences, and obnoxious behavior in the complete fourth season of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series! Steve Carell (40 Year-Old-Virgin) is back in his Golden Globe -winning role as Michael Scott, the clueless boss of the Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch who manages to create unending comical drama despite his best intentions. Trusty and loyal assistant-to-the-regional manager Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) continues to uphold the office honor as Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) find ways to meddle with him and encourage Michael’s hysterics. Plus, see “wunder kid” Ryan (B.J. Novak) in his new role at corporate as he pushes the infinite limits of Dunder Mifflin, often pushing Michael to his limits as well.
The 4th Season of The Office hits shelves September 2nd bringing with it more inappropriate remarks, uncomfortable moments, and quotable one-liners. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) continues to be the fun-loving boss that we love to watch and would hate to work with. This season focused more on relationships than previous seasons have. We get to see a lot of the personal histories with the characters, whether it be their break-ups (Michael and Jan / Dwight and Angelina) or the hookup we’ve all been waiting for (Jim and Pam).
While every Office fan will have a different favorite episode this season, I feel the strongest episode was “Dinner Party.” It’s a hilariously awkward episode where Pam and Jim find themselves void of excuses to keep from having dinner with Michael and Jan at their condo. Perhaps not the best episode to introduce a new viewer to, but certainly something that the veteran Office fans will keel over with laughter while watching.
The only downside to this set is the fact that there are only 14 episodes instead of a full season’s worth due to the writers’ strike. With that being said, they still managed to pull off an entertaining release loaded with bonus features such as deleted scenes, episode commentaries, blooper real, Summer Vacation Promo, and more! Our copy even included a limited edition “Dinner Party” script which was a nice little extra!
Let me sum it up for you, if you’re not watching this show, you should be. If you are watching this show, you need this release. End of story.
Review by Emma Loggins