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Oh, man. The Christmas special of The Office did not disappoint. Although it was almost more painful to watch than ever.

Tim! And Dawn! And the baby not being Dawn's (phew!)! My sister and I cheered when Tim locked Gareth into his office, because we were scared that Tim would have become all Brentish, but he's his good old self (hurrah!). The bits in the meeting with Keith asking for "girls" and wet t-shirt competitions and Tim's horrified/bemused responses, were brilliant.

The David Brent bits were almost unwatchable, though. Brilliant, but unwatchable. Except for the video, which was just brilliant. The dove! The soft-focus! Bwahahahaha!

Still. Dawn coming back for the party! If she and Tim don't declare their mutual love, I will cry. I cried at the "she said no, by the way" moment, so I think it's fairly safe to say that any similar scenes will set me off.

The second part, and the final episode ever, is on tomorrow night, and I can't wait. I need to know what will happen to Dawn and Tim! Oh, I hope you Americans get these last two episodes before the remake spoils the series for you forever.


Dec. 27th, 2003 08:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up -- I was able to download it before it vanished from Usenet. Can't wait for Part 2!

Favourite part: Tim giving his new desk mate the finger as she......talked about her visit to......Space Mountain, yeah? Dawn looking all happy in Florida nearly killed me: I cheered when she said she was just babysitting!
Dec. 27th, 2003 09:06 am (UTC)
Me too! I was so horrified when it cut to her playing with the baby, as was my sister - we just stared at each other in dismay. And then, the news that she was just babysitting.

I also cheered when Tim locked Gareth into his office, because, like I said above, I had been sure his spirit would have been broken in the "three years" since the last series.

Seriously, I'm almost nervous about the last episode. If Dawn and Tim don't get together, or at least declare their love, I will be very upset! Ricky Gervais and Stephen Marchant have to know that that is what the viewers really want, so I suppose it depends on how kind they're feeling...
Dec. 27th, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC)
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Marchant

After the killer at the end of Season Two, you just can't trust those bastards.

It's also interesting that for the first time we're seeing the 'subjects' really interacting with the documentary team -- I don' think we've ever heard the documentary people ask questions before.
Dec. 30th, 2003 04:44 pm (UTC)
oh, bugger it. i don't think i twigged that he was giving her the finger. i'm now convinced that my enjoyment would have been much greater if i had paid more attention to that bit.
Dec. 30th, 2003 07:04 pm (UTC)
The show was so full of stuff, you'd blink and you'd miss something. On rewatching I caught a bunch of things I hadn't noticed before, usually because something more important was going on at the same time. For example, just before Dawn walks up at the end of the second episode, David is trying a riddle on Garreth while Tim keeps slipping in the answer over and over, but Garreth is completly oblivious. It's a lovely piece of work, and would be very funny in its own right, but of course it gets overshadowed by the camera zooming in on Dawn. Brent's smile when Dawn and Tim walk away is also a nice moment.


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