In case you missed the love-fest NBC threw for its last big scripted comedy on Thursday night, a tradition of unbroken excellence that goes back to Cheers in the 80s, I thought I’d use this space to throw my own bouquets at the feet of The Office. 

I was lucky enough to be living in London during the winter and spring of 2002, months after Ricky Gervais’ original version made its debut, and thus I consider myself an early adopter of the franchise.  As the show found its way stateside in 2005 I was on board from the get-go, finding More >