General skeptiscm about the genius of The Office. I must say that I didn't quite realise how much I was enjoying it until about episode four, and now that i've seen the whole first series on DVD about six times (sad isn't it?) I appreciate it even more.
Although I do concede that most of the non-blog related people i've beaten with a stick into watching it have returned with the "it's ok, but not as good as you promised" verdict. David Brent is still my favourite philosopher ever.
"You grow up, you work half a century, you get a golden handshake, you rest a couple of years and you’re dead. And the only thing that makes that crazy ride worthwhile is ‘Did I enjoy it? What did I learn? What was the point?’ That’s where I come in. You’ve seen how I react to people, make them feel good, make them think that anything’s possible. If I make them laugh along the way, sue me. And I don’t do it so they turn round and go ‘Thankyou David for the opportunity, thankyou for the wisdom, thankyou for the laughs.’ I do it so, one day, someone will go ‘There goes David Brent. I must remember to thank him."