A little TV LOVE for you this evening. Tonight my friends, the last episode of NBC's, The Office, will air. I bid the show a bittersweet farewell. For the greater part of a decade I have come to know and love the colourful cast of characters. They are my friends - and every Thursday night we catch up about the hilarious + mundane + awkward + amazing moments, and I've loved every second of it. The show is also written by one of the most hilarious women in the world, Mindy Kaling.
I will be so sad to see The Office go, and Thursday nights just won't be the same (I feel like I'm losing 30 Rock all over again - I love you Tina!) . Though, to be honest, I think the cast + crew have done a fantastic job with the final season. I've really loved it. There's been a lot of laughs, a lot of tears, and a lot less Andy as the boss.
The Office is home to my favourite couple of all time - Jim + Pam Halpert. I watched their love grow on screen and it was so lovely. Their love isn't necessarily glamorous, but I think as far as tv/film romances go - it's as close to "real" as you're going to get. Plus, Jim + Pam are just good kids, y'know? You just want them to make it. I think I will miss them most of all. Some of the most heart-wrenching scenes: their first kiss, Jim's proposal in the rain, the one where Pam hurts herself playing volleyball at the Dunder-Mifflin picnic + they find out Pam is pregnant! Their wedding + the Maid of the Mist scene. Their kids. AHHHHH so many awwwwwww-s. And then just so many little jokes littered throughout the nine seasons. They are subtle, and sometimes outrageous - but always funny. And cute. I remember watching their relationship evolve, and oh god, the tension. I think I am just in love with the Halpert's.
And I know that even Jim + Pam have had their rough patches. But just let me believe in love through their fictional romance, ok?
So now, with a heavy heart, I say goodbye to Jim + Pam. May your love live on Netflix + in DVD box sets forever.
**EDIT** I watched the series finale. Faith in love/future/life/order restored.