TV: The Office – Season 5


Premiered: September 25, 2008

Starring: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Ed HelmsMelora Hardin, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Creed BrattonCraig Robinson, Ellie Kemper, Amy Ryan, Andy Buckley & Idris Elba

Season five of The Office looks for new ways to entice viewers in characters we know and love. Not all of it is good, but most of it works.

Angela (Angela Kinsey) is caught up in a love triangle with Andy (Ed Helms) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Michael (Steve Carell) revolts against new Vice President Charles Miner (Idris Elba) and starts his own paper company bringing Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Ryan (B.J. Novak) with him.

One of the funniest parts of this season is the how the women objectify Charles upon his arrival. The always-hilarious Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor is at her best trying to seduce him while also fighting feelings for Ryan.

Pam’s relationship with Jim (John Krasinski) hits a high moment after their characters have been apart.

Final say: Exciting moments for key characters. ★★★★☆

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