The Office is very funny and extremely smart. It seems though that some people don't get it. They see the show as awkward without realizing that the genius of this show is how real these characters are. Steve Carrel is amazing and he is great at making the viewers feel embarrassed for him. This is one of the few shows that bounced right back from the writers strike with ease and there is not an episode I don't like so far. Also it has a very talented cast of actors who are also amazing writers for the show so it is fun getting to see them grow their talents.