Today was the final episode of The Office. Like, ever. And if anyone knows me, they know that my life is The Office. Other than Seinfeld, it's my top-quoted TV episode.
I was doing fairly well while watching. It wasn't until a big event (keeping it secret) happened. I literally gasped - house-shaking gasp, that is - and then proceeded to sob. I just couldn't stop.
I appreciated the nods to the original episodes. I especially loved Jim's description of his job, because that was the same one he gave episode one. There was some stuff I wasn't crazy about... but the stuff I loved makes me still cry every time I think about it.
I love this show and have loved it for years. I really started watching regularly in season 4. I had seen all the previous episodes on Peachtree or whatever channel and the Internet. I really identified with the show since at the time I was also working in a boring, ridiculous office. It's become a part of my life. I watch seasons 2 and 4 every few months. I quote it regularly. I'm known at work for my love of the show. For the past two years, I've gone over to my parents' to watch with my brother - it was our thing. I laugh over this show with Shoes' brother Mark, Courtney, and Courtney's father at several family events. Heck, I even forced my friend Kate to spend a good hour at the NBC store in New York just so that I could find the perfect Jim bobble head. This show has been a huge part of my adult life.
So that's it. I would say good bye, but I'll probably be watching season 2 in a few weeks when my marking is due.