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  • Robert William McCormack
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    Returns Thursday, September 22nd at 9pm on NBC

     

    Emmy Award winner James Spader joins the cast.

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    Robert William McCormack
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    Episode Title: “The List”

     

    Synospis: In the eighth-season premiere, the staff is hit with a double whammy as Scranton gets a new

    regional manager and Robert California takes the helm of Dunder Mifflin Sabre as CEO.

     

     

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    David Buchanan
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    I haven’t watched The Office on a regular basis since Season 2, but now that James Spader has joined the cast, for 15 of the 22 episodes, I will most definitely be watching again. Nothing against Steve Carrell, who I think deserved to win the Emmy last weekend, but Michael Scott got a little tiresome.

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    Robert William McCormack
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    Call me pleasantly surprised, but that was great. Things will never be the same without Steve Carell, but eight

    seasons in, maybe thats a good thing. It was so refreshing to see everyone in the ensemble in the spotlight

    again. James Spader’s a fun addition, but I’m glad they’re keeping his presence limited. I could see him getting

    tiring after a while. Glad to see Andy was the one that got promoted. That makes the most sense, and Ed

    Helms deserves it.

     

    Strong start to the new era of “The Office”. Hope they can keep it up.

     

    Episode Grade for “The List”: A-

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    I thought it was a pretty good season premeire. I`ve never been a fan of Spader, but he seemed to handle himself alright. I had a feeling that Andy would be the one who ended up getting the promotion. It was good seeing Andy stick up for the employees that were labeled as “losers”. The episode was good, but pretty light on laughs.

     

    “The List”: B

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    Trent
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    I thought it was a good episode but they could have taken the list plot waaaaay farther. That list could have been sooo many different things and they chose something so Glee-like.

     

    I thought that Rainn Wilson, even in his little screentime, was the best part of this episode. His handling of the plankers (which I agree is beyond idiotic) was comedic gold.

     

    Grade: B

    MVP: Wilson 

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Sort of an awkward return. I liked James Spader in his season finale cameo better than I do here. And I don’t think Andy as manager is a bad idea, per se, but it sure is an anticlimax after all that build-up. Generally speaking, the group dynamic felt off. It felt a little more forced, a little less focused, and I’m not sure it’s the lack of Steve Carell (I thought the Carell-free season finale, “Search Committee,” was terrific). Good moments, though: Dwight putting a stop to planking, Pam’s pregnancy blues.

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    David Buchanan
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    For those who still read / post on the other Gold Derby Forums, sorry that this is a duplicate: 

    I thought this was a really strong premiere, and a great ensemble showcase. As a huge fan of Spader, he’s the reason I’m watching The Office again, I was a little disappointed that he didn’t have more to do, but it’s just the first episode and they did a really nice job transitioning and emphasizing the ensemble. The absurdity of Dwight attacking the people who were planking was hysterical, and the lunch scene with Robert California’s obsession with Sesame Street (why hasn’t anyone called it “The Street” before!) is great!

    For the people concerned Robert California would get tiresome as only manipulative and mysterious, we saw some depth to him here, and I have to admit I felt a twinge of Boston Legal nostalgia watching Spader give his ‘closing argument’ about winners and losers. It was great!

    Grade for “The List” • B • MVP: Wilson; Spader

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    Richard LeBeau
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    “The List”: B+

    MVP: Helms

    Thoughts: Ultimately it didn’t cohere very well for me, but I didn’t find myself missing Michael and that makes it a winner for the show.  Some notable things…

    – I loved the planking bits

    – The cold open was extremely rushed, Robert necoming CEO and Andy as manager happened in an instant when I think it would have been fleshed out better.

    – Stanley’s “Shove it up your butt” was hilarious

    – “The complete self-absorption of Elmo is a reflection of our time”

    – “Jim, shut the door, this is just gross” – Dwight during Andy going to bat for the losers.  

    – Hormonal Pam was amusing.

     

    Season Eight Summary:

    8-1.) The List – B+; MVP: Helms

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    Katie
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    I enjoyed this episode, and I say this as someone who expected to dislike it a lot. In my mind, the series finale was when Carrell left, so this is all bonus. 

     

    Spader was great and he made me laugh, but he’s not part of the cast. He didn’t fit in, but that was the point.

     

    The planking bits were funny. But the most hilarious part was Oscar being over it at the beginning. Andy giving Dwight permission to take care of that problem was also amusing, but it was a bit over the top. Also, Stanley’s butt joke fell flat. That’s not Stanley. He’s the guy who does crossword puzzles.

     

    The winners/losers list…  The winners patting themselves on the back was funny and the losers just being losers (and not really knowing what margarhita pizza is) was entertaining. Ryan talking himself up but in the same moment whining about “sharp crust” was great. Kevin’s warning signal also made me laugh like a doofus.

     

    Jenna Fischer was super duper pregnant in this episode, and so was Angela.  Also, Dwight is soooo the baby daddy…obvious plot line is obvious. That’s not the senator’s baby.  I’ll eat my words if I’m wrong. 

     

    At the end, I loved how Andy stuck up for everyone (except Gabe, screw him), it would have been far more lovely if it were Michael Scott sticking up for his team, but it worked when Andy said it. It’s gonna take awhile to get used to the new guy. 🙂

     

    In related news, I also enjoyed Jim’s list. That was the first time in a long time I actually cared about that couple. It was a sweet moment. Poor Pam and her hormones, but that was a legit reason to cry.

     

    The Office: 801…it gets a B+

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    I thought this was a great episode.  It never made me forget Steve Carell, but it at the least reassured me that this show could work without him.  Ed Helms is probably the best choice to replace him and they clearly set him up to be the replacement last season (They gave him a bunch of episodes with him at the center early last year like “Andy’s Play”).  Helms obviously doesn’t have the acting chops that Steve Carell has so the writers can’t pull the character into douchebag territory too often or he will become very unlikeable.  It was very smart to go with the storyline they did here (with having him have to stand up to Robert California).

     

    The other thing that made me very optimistic about this series was the writers emphasized the ensemble in this episode.  Almost everyone got their moment to shine.  I especially liked Pam’s hormonal crying fits, Kevin constantly and randomly blurting out warning, and Dwight trying to take out the plankers.

     

    James Spader seems like a good addition to the cast, but I do hope they use him sparingly like they did in this episode and in the finale.

     

    The List=8.5/10

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    Robert William McCormack
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    Episode Title: “The Incentive”

     

    Synopsis: New CEO Robert California challenges Andy and the team to double sales. 

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    Pieman1994
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    That was a great episode. It started off a little shaky, but got progressively better. I’ll never forget Michael Scott, but episodes like this make it easier. 

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    This episode was a big improvement over last weeks. It was funny to see the office working as hard as they were. It was cool that Andy got the tattoo even though he didn`t have to. Kevin`s face when Andy dropped his pants was hilarious.

     

    “The Incentive”: A-

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I liked this episode very much, it was very funny. The only thing I didn’t like (even though I laughed) was Andy sitting on Jim’s desk, that was extremely Michael. I don’t want them to turn Andy into Michael, nobody needs that. There’s a reason the show is working and it’s because they’re stepping away from him. So no need to make characters imitate him.

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