Why “The Office” Is So Great

Many people are fans of comedy shows. The problem with comedy is that after hearing the same jokes too many times, they get old. The exception to this rule seems to be my favorite TV show: The Office. It first aired on NBC in 2005, and had 9 seasons until it ended in 2013. Today, it’s available on Netflix and other video streaming services. The one thing that helps The Office stand out among other comedy shows is how it did such a good job of combining comedy and drama.

This is a debatable opinion, but since The Office ended in 2013, there just hasn’t been a new comedy show that was quite as successful. This has many people wondering what it is that makes this particular show so good. Part of it was the writers’ skills, and part of it was the chemistry between the actors. The one thing that’s certain is that this show is one of the best.

What Makes The Office So Good

Some of the cast of The Office.
The main cast members.

Steve Carrell

As Michael, Steve Carrell was the glue that held the show together. Many fans of the show didn’t love it as much once he left in one of the show’s later seasons. But while he was still on it, Carrell brought a certain flair and humor that helped make the show what it was. His chemistry with the other actors was extraordinary, and the character he brought to life in Michael Scott is one of the best renditions in comedy history.

Jim & Pam

Everyone’s favorite couple in the show is Jim and Pam. The writers did an excellent job of telling their story. At first, Jim liked Pam while she was with her fiancé Roy. Eventually Pam and Roy broke up, so Jim was finally able to pursue her. It was a long process, but it was one of the things that helped the fans become so emotionally connected to the show.


One of the strangest characters on the show is Dwight. If you’ve ever seen the show, you know how weird he can seem. But Dwight is also one of the most beloved characters on the show. He lives on a farm that grows beats and has a strange cousin named Mose. One of the best interactions in the show takes place between Jim and Dwight. Jim frequently pulls pranks on Dwight, usually at the beginning of most episodes.

The Writers

Perhaps what makes The Office so great is that the writers of the show were exceptionally talented. A good part of a show’s success has to do with how clever and witty the dialogue is. There are a lot of people who love this show for this very reason. One of the writers, B.J. Novak, also plays the character Ryan on the show.


A well-planned, engaging storyline is also one of the things that helped make this comedy show so successful. That’s why there are so many people who love it for this reason, even more so than for the humor.

The Office is one of my favorite shows of all time. I don’t watch it as much anymore, because I’ve seen every episode, but when I find the time, it’s fun to rewatch. If you’ve never seen it, I’d highly recommend checking it out. It’s one of the best comedy shows on Netflix, so you can watch it right on there. So go and see why this series is so popular!