Wow I gotta remember I want to use this blog for TV instead of putting it elsewhere. Well, I’m trying my darndest… starting now. (Pretty sure I reiterate this sentiment to some degree every time I come back once a year.)
So I’ve been catching up on The Office (just finished the last season…) and the Andy and Erin relationship is… hm. They are clearly trying to push this as the new Jim and Pam relationship, but they are certainly no Jim and Pam. I couldn’t care less if they got together or not. I think Erin can be cute and quirky, and Andy’s certainly… a character (I mean that with the best of intentions). Yet trying to put them together is so uninteresting I nearly zone out whenever their relationship is onscreen. The forced breakup with Gabe was just that. (Then again in the time between the episodes where they seemed happy and then the breakup, I stopped watching for six months.) It probably doesn’t help that Gabe is kind of likeable (he was Lady Gaga, lol) and Pam’s previous beau, Roy, was painted badly, especially compared to Jim. If anything, I dislike Erin more than Gabe; there’s naïveté and then there’s, “Did she shave a slice of brain away from her cerebrum or something?” I find those types of “innocent” characters off-putting.
Maybe when I start the new season things will feel different.*
*I doubt it.