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Old 02-22-2011, 12:32 AM   #114
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Originally Posted by keg in kc View Post
I think the office is another example of why you don't bring couples together on TV shows, because once you do, they stop being interesting. Jim and Pam used to be the heart of that show.
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You had to bring Jim and Pam together on that show, even if it took out the component of the chase. Most TV shows, even great ones, are only really good for 3-4 years. After that, you just hope for good isolated episodes.
Yeah, The Office ideally would have ended after season 3. Jim asking Pam out was a perfect way to end the series since we'd have the happy ending without all the boring perfect relationship stuff that followed. To make it really work, you'd have Michael get the promotion instead of Ryan, which would be a hilariously ironic ending (total buffoon flukes his way into a big corporate job) and would make sense anyway since Ryan only got the promotion to set up future storylines.

I really wish American TV followed the British model. Only 6 or 7 episodes per season for as many seasons as the creators feel like doing it. I mean, the real reason cable shows have been so incredible is that the seasons are shorter and fueled by creativity rather than demand for a certain number of episodes. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Flight of the Conchords all do/did seasons that are much shorter than on network TV and -- not coincidentally -- all have a much higher hit rate than the average network show, too.
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