I just saw a post describing why shows like The Office are appealing, and how everyday folks can relate, and it’s about their workplace and then they go home, etc.
Do people really have that much in their heads about The Office such that they’re deconstructing it in published articles? Who-the-hell-am-I, but first of all, I disagree with the overthinking of this simplistic show and it’s simplistic appeal.
it appeals - or rather, appealed - to people because it was fucking funny for the first few years. Also, Jim is way hot and the perfect boyfriend/husband (especially after he was in that Meryl Streep/Alec Baldwin movie), and a lot of dorks can find something to relate to in Dwight.
Oh, and also because a lot of people can find all kinds of reasons to want to beat the shit out of Dwight. THAT part I agree with, in terms of people connecting with the show and their real lives.