The Office


First airing in America on March 24, 2005, The Office used the UK version of the show as an outline for the first seasons. The show quickly grew into its own, however, after the first few seasons. The Office also found commercial success in its second season with more developed and unique plotlines. The reasons the show grew to be such a success are clear with every episode. The characters themselves are as relatable and loveable as they are outrageous. Running gags such as Jim, played by John Krasinski, looking into the camera are iconic and something that even people who haven’t seen the show would recognize. The show also produced one of the absolute hands-down best TV couples of all time, Jim and Pam, played by Jenna Fisher. The show also had other bests, such as best boss Michael Scott, played by Carell, or one of the most satisfying TV finales of all time.

On the flip side, [SPOILER ALERT] after Michael leaves, the show goes downhill until the finale. Plot points after Michael leaves are mostly just last-ditch efforts to keep the show going. The show also has more character rotation, making character development more shallow for certain characters.