Quick spoilers for last night's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I push Free Play to tomorrow...
Jim and Pam's wedding certainly didn't ruin "The Office," but their honeymoon led to a real dud of an episode.
Much like Oscar, "The Office" really, really needs the Coalition of Reason to be at full strength. Michael, Dwight and Andy are all very funny characters under the right circumstances, but they need to play off some of the saner, more realistic characters. An episode with Jim and Pam only appearing on speaker phone, and with Michael, Dwight and Andy operating largely on their own, led to a lot of forced, wacky antics.
And because the mafia storyline(*) was so unrelentingly goofy, I didn't even really enjoy Kevin's subplot, because it felt like more of the same, rather than a contrast to something a little more human-scale.
(*) Complete with Hey It's That Mafia Guy Mike Starr, whom I'll always love for having been part of "EZ Streets."
Looking forward to PB&J's return, but this was not a good one.
What did everybody else think?