Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I would have not written this entry if I weren't madly in love with the Shield

Current books read: The Reading Group [trash! will switch to Oi, Ref!] - watched dvd: the Office (BBC Series, 2001-2002) ; the Player (Robert Altman, 1990-something) - study reading: Worldchanging

Well.. I spent almost half a week last week to watch a bloody good series titled the Office. It is so damn good that you can watch it all for three times a day, because, get this, to finish their two seasons and two finale episodes, the Office only takes less than 8 hours to watch . Hehehe... So, take it three times a day, just like the prescribed medicine.



Well, the Office has been recorded as the only british comedy series to ever win a Golden Globe. And they (the geniuses behind the Office) made a great fun about it. Eventhough actually, they were all pretty humble about the fact of just being nominated. Catch their remarkable experience in the Globes featurette in their Christmas Special DVD.

I think, the Office is a product of a series of brilliantly made decisions. First, the perfect original concept that continues to a superb execution. Witnessing the first episode that I watched (season 2, episode 1) I kept thinking how can they come out with this concept, i.e. mockumentary in the first place. Next decision is how I think it was perfectly casted. I am pretty sure that they already talked about that it will be better if they have a group of non-famous persona than blockbuster guarantee-ers. So from David Brent to Keith, they are all perfect. My favourite is the lovely Dawn Tinsley.

Last smart decision is how they decide that the Office will not be longer 12 episodes plus 2 finale. It is just brilliant. It came, and it became an instant classic. I was kinda wanting some more after watching the second season, but after watching the first one, I kinda understand why they end it. Love it love it love it.

Now what was with the title? Well, the reason that I love the Shield is because of its being created as a documentary-like series. I thought it was so original. But after seeing the Office, I doubt that the Shield was all original. But for a little conspiracy theory: the Shield was originally titled the Barn. The Barn is how the cops in the series call their... OFFICE! So, the Shield = the Office. More or less. Hehehee..

Update:
Cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute cute. Just cute!

Don't bother to click the link, though. It's about The Amazing Race season 8. CUTE!

3 comments:

Gets said...

Asik.. semakin bersemangat mo beli VCD nya deh.. gue kmrn2 belom beli abis duit dialokasikan utk VCD Friends.. cuma dikit ini kan episodenya.. ntar lo boleh pinjem deh.. hehe..

Mike said...

What do u mean by cute? the children?

Bie said...

please interpret it yourself. harharhar.