Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Carrell leaving could actually be good for the show.
"Michael-heavy" episodes tend to suck and last season was just so mediocre that they clearly needed a major shakeup.
I don't like Andy as the manager, though. I can only handle him in small doses.
I think they needed some new blood there.
I've always hated Andy because he reminds me too much of a completely unlikeable D-bag I know.
That being said... I don't know. I'm kind of pleasantly surprised. I really like the new direction of the show. It's kind of amazing the way a TV show can erase your previous memories of a character and form a completely new one. I think Andy's new character is endearing. As a businessperson myself, I kind of like the new direction of a complete badass like Robert California and a young mentee like Andy Bernard.
Given that most of last season of The Office, in my opinion, became a little bit of a trainwreck, I'm actually pretty excited about a complete change in direction.