Monday, January 29, 2007

When does Mike Judge get his turn?

News is that J. J. Abrams (of Lost / Mission Impossible III: Mission Impossibler / A Very Special Felicity / Alias fame) and - to me, even better news - Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brooding Angel, Firefly and its feature movie Serenity) are set to direct episodes of The Office coming within the next couple months.

Having just screened Serenity with my wife (foolishly thinking that because it was daylight, she would not wake me up in the middle of the nights with fears of hiding or encroaching reavers) the other day, I've of course had the sadly maligned Whedon on my mind. Knowing that tv shows don't allow a lot of creativity for the director of the week, it may be nothing more than a fun lark for the two, as it seemed to be for Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day, and many movies which only distract from the brilliance that is Groundhog Day) a few months ago.

Just to be on the safe side, I won't invite my wife to watch The Office any time soon.


  1. I have finally saw Serenity, I am sorry I never got into Firefly as a series, but plan of fixing that bad boy up. Have you seen the brit version of the Office yet? Man, it sucked because it reminded me of my office when I worked in one.

  2. yeah, i caught the series (thank you, netflix!) before the american one came out. i loved it b/c it reminded me of my office days (as a janitor, btw).

    "Worked" at one.

  3. Honestly, I could see Mike Judge directing an ep sometime in the future, as one of the exec producers of "The Office" also holds that position on Judge's "King of the Hill".

    Plus, it would just be too awesome to have him return to the office environment.

  4. actually, i'm a bit curious to say what he, ricky gervais, dilbert or the american "office" haven't said before. that's kind of how i picture it, like he's looking to underline something that's not talked about.


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