Friday, March 21, 2008

The Office's own website

So I’ve been spending a lot of time on The Office’s section of because they have full episodes from season four on it. Since the strike was going on for so long, I ended checking out these episodes and also found that they have added a ton of features to their website. You can download a Dunder Mifflin Infinity calendar (the company the show is based on), buy Office merchandise, and take personality quizzes to see which character you are like. But those are only the small features of the site that aren’t too unique compared to what another site for a TV show might have. But what makes this site different is the “spaces” they have created for the characters Dwight Schrute and Angela. The character Dwight has a “Schrute-Space” which is basically a blog meant to have humorous thoughts that the character would have on the show. It’s also regularly updated with new blogs. The character Angela has the section “Adventures with Angela” where you can get to know the “real Angela” with her own stories and photos. There are several videos ranging from a day spent shopping to spending time with characters from the show outside of filming, for example with the characters Pam and Oscar. The character Creed makes an appearance throughout her miniseries as well. She also has an “Ask Angela” where anyone can ask questions about either the show and her character or even her personal life. Although I would probably never spend the needed hours to go through all of this stuff, I think it’s pretty cool. I think it helped a lot of The Office fans keep from getting bored while the strike was going on, I know it's helped me. 

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