Ask Alan: What if Steve Carell and Bob Odenkirk had swapped iconic roles?

Happy Friday, everybody! I was back in the office to record this week’s Ask Alan, after you got the minimalist home decor of last week’s installment.

Topics this time out include a bit of TV What If?, regarding Bob Odenkirk being one of the runners-up to play Michael Scott on The Office, followed by a different angle on the question of TV shows adapted from books, and a pretty simple query: why don’t I write about The Good Wife anymore?

The video’s embedded at the top and bottom of this post. As always, you can send questions to