The Office (US) Season One Review - TV Thursday

Today's TV Thursday looks at first season of one of my all-time favorite shows: The Office. Much like it's spiritual successor (and fellow all-time great, Parks and Recreation), NBC gave The Office a mini six-episode season to really pilot the premise of the show and slot it in at the end of their normal television season. And, like Parks and Recreation, the first season can usually be skipped and new viewers could dive straight into the series in the far superior season two without really missing a beat. Both shows really hone in on what makes them great and refine their characters and ensembles after the first season so I typically would recommend watching the show starting with season two and maybe treating yourself to season one as "deleted scenes" after coming to appreciate the shows style, characters, and sense of humor.