Rating: Not Rated
“Steve Carell (‘Get Smart’) returns in his Golden Globe-winning role of “The World’s Greatest Boss,” Michael Scott, in Season Four of the hit comedy series ‘The Office’! This must-own four-disc set includes every irreverent episode from Season Four, including the five extended full TV-hour specials, plus hours of hilarious deleted scenes and bonus features! Rejoin Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) as they bring romance to the workplace, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) as he continues his quest to be Michael’s right-hand man, and newly deemed ‘Wunderkind’ Ryan (B.J. Novak), who’s working to drag Dunder Mifflin into the digital age. Developed for American TV by Primetime Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels (‘King of the Hill,’ ‘The Simpsons’), ‘The Office’ is an intelligent and edgy Primetime Emmy Award-winning series. You’ll enjoy the inappropriate remarks, uncomfortable silences and petty behavior again and again!”
“The Office: Season Four” is not rated.
There is a good selection of bonus features on this DVD set. If you didn’t look at any of the extras online, then you’ll be thrilled with what’s here. If you already viewed the webisodes, then you may have seen it all before. In any case, I’m an “Office” fan who didn’t look at the online extras, so I was very happy with what was here. There’s almost 2 hours of bonus features, so it’s like viewing four extra episodes. That alone made the DVD set worthwhile to me. You see more of Ryan’s fall from grace, more of the Dinner Party, more of the Job Fair, and other good stuff. One line I loved was when Michael was speaking to Jan in The Deposition “There was a time when they said you were out of my league. Oh, how the mighty have fallen into my arms.” There’s also a blooper reel, commentaries, a funny rabies public service announcement, and a panel with the writers from an “Office” convention. Also included is a hard copy of the Dinner Party script. Flipping through it really made me appreciate the writing. You also see more of where the actors ad lib and depart from the script. It provides some real insight into the creative process.