Initial Thoughts: I ended up watching The Office for the first time when I was 23 years old. This was way after my friends had watched The Office for the first (and tenth) time. I was hooked. I ended up finishing the last season during the beginning of the pandemic and have since re-watched it a second time. When I was in my late teens, I tried watching The Office for the first time. This was when I took a summer job working in (you guessed it!) an office. I couldn’t get past the cringe of the first two episodes. I thought that I would be able to connect with the humour, but I just couldn’t. I was convinced to give The Office another chance years later. I was told that I had to sit through the cringe of the first season and then, somehow, I would end up loving it. And I did!
What I love best about The Office is the characters. Once you get to know them, they begin to remind you of people you know. Their outlandish habits remind you of the little quirks that can get on your nerves during the run of a day.
Before this turns exclusively into an appreciation post for The Office, let’s get into the review of The Office BFFs.
An intimate, behind-the-scenes, richly illustrated celebration of beloved The Office co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey’s friendship, and an insiders’ view of Pam Beesly, Angela Martin, and the unforgettable cast of the hit series’ iconic characters. Featuring many never-before-seen photos.
Receptionist Pam Beesly and accountant Angela Martin had very little in common when they toiled together at Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. But, in reality, the two bonded in their very first days on set and, over the nine seasons of the series’ run, built a friendship that transcended the show and continues to this day. Sharing everything from what it was like in the early days as the show struggled to gain traction, to walking their first red carpet—plus exclusive stories on the making of milestone episodes and how their lives changed when they became moms—The Office BFFs is full of the same warm and friendly tone Jenna and Angela have brought to their Office Ladies podcast.
Like so many people, I tend to watch The Office over and over and over. It is one of those shows that never gets old where you can still laugh even though you know what will happen. The Office BFFs is a behind-the-scenes look at The Office from the point of view of Jenna Fischer (who played receptionist Pam Beesly) and Angela Kinsey (who played Angela Martin, the stern accountant and Dwight’s love interest). On the show, Pam and Angela didn’t get along, but actors Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer are best friends in real life. This book is not only a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Office, but also their great friendship off-screen.Continue reading