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It's Official: They Are Rebooting "The Office"


The obvious question is obvious- "WHY?". There is no reason to ever, EVERRRRR reboot "The Office". And I'm not one of those people who immediately poo-poos any remake. As long as its good, I don't care what they remake out in Hollywood. You can take a classic and make another classic out of it, as long as the acting is good and the writing is funny/smart. HOWEVA...there are some things that should be off-limits. Because how can you improve on The Office (Michael Scott seasons only, obviously)? Anything they try to do everyone will just compare to the original. Whoever gets casted as the new Michael will never be able to live up to Steve Carell's performance, the new Dwight will be scrutinized, and so on and so forth. 

This is not to say you cannot expand on the Office cinematic universe though. Take a tertiary character and put them in a new location with a new surrounding cast, and don't call it an Office reboot. Look, it's not like The Office was the first or the last show to be set in workplace. So you can still make a new comedy, without the unfair comparisons. Calling it an Office reboot is setting it up for failure. Even if it's 10/10, laugh out loud hilarious, people will choose to hate it simply because it's not "the real" The Office. 

Here's what I think we should all agree on- let's give it a fair shake. Let's not go into it hating it simply just to hate it. As I wrote above, if they are funny and the cast is good, anything can work. So I'm willing to give it a shot...when it's eventually released in like, 2026 because we KNOW this shit is going to take forever.