‘The Office’ goes out with a mushy series finale

05.17.13 6 years ago

“The Office” goes out with a mushy series finale

“The finale,” says Willa Paskin, “demonstrated just how much the American ‘Office’ fundamentally does not care about the cringe. It was shamelessly softhearted: since when are Kevin and Dwight even friends?” She notes that the American “Office” was a disavowal of the original’s premise — “it was a burnishing of office life and drone work.” PLUS: It was a tremendously satisfying conclusion.

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