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The Office: Season 8


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  • Actors: John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 4, 2012
  • Run Time: 533 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0053O8AAK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,082 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Disc 1:
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  • Disc 2:
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  • Disc 3:
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  • Disc 4:
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  • Disc 5:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel
  • Webisodes
  • Super Bowl Promos

  • Editorial Reviews

    Product Description

    Andy takes over as manager of Dunder Mifflin and finds the job to be more than he bargained for. He wants to win the respect of his employees, while going toe-to-toe with Robert California, the enigmatic new CEO, who wants to turn the office into his personal playground. Dwight makes his own grab for power when he leads a team to Florida to work under Nellie Bertram, who may be slightly out of her mind. Jim and Pam's relationship is put to the test when Pam goes on maternity leave and her replacement has eyes for Jim. Meanwhile, Erin harbors lingering feelings for Andy; Angela's relationship deepens with her dashing (state) senator; and Darryl looks for love in the warehouse. Developed for American Television by Primetime Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels (Parks and Recreation, The Simpsons), watch all 24 episodes back-to-back in this 5-disc set, with outstanding bonus features including extended episodes, deleted scenes, webisodes, Football Championship promos and more!

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    The Office returns for its eighth season with a new focus: salesman Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) has become manager, floundering under the serene yet manipulative eye of new CEO Robert California (James Spader). Dwight (Rainn Wilson) chafes at the new hierarchy and vacillates between passive-aggressive apathy and naked ambition. The rest of the cast just tries to carry out their jobs, despite the increasingly absurd ups and downs of Dunder Mifflin and its new corporate owner, Sabre. There's no denying that, after the departure of Steve Carell, The Office is uneven. Some episodes simply put Andy into Michael Scott-ish situations, while others seek out new angles on the well-established web of interpersonal conflicts. Sometimes this works--the very first episode feels like a classic episode, concluding with a moment that's heartfelt without being cloying. Other episodes find a new footing that flares to life, like when half the Dunder Mifflin team go to Florida for a seminar with new upper management Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate). Leaving the familiar surroundings of Scranton opened up new possibilities and the cast seemed to respond with renewed vitality.

    It's best to approach this season as if it were a completely new series; these episodes often feel diminished simply because the series' previous heights were so very high. But there are definite virtues: Dwight's increasing mania, Andy's clumsy pursuit of receptionist Erin (Ellie Kemper), and the solid performances of the cast as a whole provide more pleasure than many more highly rated sitcoms. When Oscar (Oscar Nuñez) realizes that Angela (Angela Kinsey) is lying about the conception of her baby, or Stanley (Leslie David Baker) cuts loose while in Florida, or Toby (Paul Lieberstein) leads a self-defense class, these scenes have a rich, lived-in feel, as the actors portray little moments with an effortless and thorough grasp of their characters. It's unfortunate the show began to lean towards an increasing number of guest stars for novelty rather than simply digging deeper into the wealth of talent that's already there. Extras include deleted scenes, some extended "Producer's Cuts" of episodes, bloopers, and a web subplot in which Andy, Erin, Kelli (Mindy Kaling), and Ryan (B.J. Novak) form a pop band. --Bret Fetzer

    Customer Reviews

    Definitely a great buy for those on track to complete their collection.
    Cal
    Season 8 has a very good plot, just as good if not better than all the other seasons in my opinion.
    Mike T
    It's just too bad the writers and producers never really figured out how.
    Marvin Powell

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    48 of 62 people found the following review helpful By C. D. White on July 18, 2012
    Format: DVD
    Don't get me wrong, The Office isn't what it used to be, and Steve Carell's departure has hurt this flailing show taking everything into consideration. But it's too easy to point the finger at Catherine Tate and James Spader as reasons that this season was sub-par by Office standards and average by most other TV comedy standards. The fact is James Spader and Catherine Tate as Robert California and Nellie Bertram were actually continually funny throughout the season to me. And why that's so is because both of those characters are absolutely insane. That was the main ingrediant to what made the show head and shoulders above anything before it when it first started. It also had a compelling love story with Jim and Pam and besides those two characters pretty much everyone else was either completely bonkers and had some odd quirks. As the show has progressed, those characters were either toned down or became charicatures of themselves and the enduring love story has become painfully boring.

    The main problem as any die hard Office fan knows stems from the writing. Andy was my favorite character and in a strange stroke of misfortune for me as a viewer Ed Helms became famous which meant the writers felt compelled to make Andy Bernard more like Stu Price. But what made Andy funny was that for the most part we used to laugh at him now we are supposed to laugh with him. The writers tried to shoehorn an upper class jerk with anger issues into a relatable character. In doing so we are basically supposed to forget who he used to be. I have been alternating watching season 3 and season 8 recently and the Andy of season 3 is a completely different person than the Andy of season 8. Real people don't change as much in 5 years as Andy has on this show, so why do the writers think we should accept this...
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    106 of 142 people found the following review helpful By David Calderhead on May 29, 2012
    Format: Blu-ray
    As much as I disliked Season 6 of The Office, in retrospect it was better than Season 8. Before the season began, we were told that because Michael Scott was no longer around the show was going to focus on the ensemble more. Instead we were fed a steady diet of Andy as the manager and his conflicts with Robert California (James Spadar) as CEO. This dull note was hit repeatedly leading to a series of repetitive episodes where Andy feels inadequate and the staff reassures him. The problem was that Andy has always been a buffoonish character and trying to shoehorn him into the central role didn't work. Couple that with the tiresome Andy/Erin relationship which had been stumbling around for three seasons without any real direction or coherence and we got a giant dose of Andy that no one wanted to see.

    While Michael Scott may have been the comedic driver of the show through Season 7, it was the reactions of the rest of the cast, and especially Jim and Pam, which gave the show its emotional resonance. Now, Jim and Pam are given virtually nothing to do and the rest of the characters have been reduced to single note punch lines. John Krasinski should sue over the lack of forward motion for Jim. Jenna Fischer was also neglected this year, but some of that can be ascribed to her real life pregnancy. The treatment of the rest of the cast has been just as thoughtless. Kevin and Erin appear to be competing for some sort of stupidity award in which they barely seem like functional adults. This was especially problematic for Erin given that we were supposed to care about her romantic chances with Andy, but it mostly felt like a teenager mooning over her teacher. Stanley, Oscar and Meredith once again got little to no screen time.
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    33 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Otto Correct TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 25, 2012
    Format: DVD
    Wow, in this past season of the Office, the show's quality fell straight off a cliff.

    I'm fine with Michael leaving, there was plenty of comedic talent among the cast to make it an enjoyable show without him, but the writing was super lazy and no one seemed to have any idea where anything was going. This was most manifest in the two new characters they brought aboard. (SPOILERS ahead, for all who care)

    James Spader as Robert California started out (in the season 7 finale) as a character that seemed to be either a genius or a con-man making it up as he went along. Throughout all of Season 8, it seemed like the writers never figured out for themselves what they wanted him to be. One episode he's a drunk screwing everything up. The next he's 3 steps ahead of everyone else. Ultimately he was both as he managed to run the company into the ground and yet convince David Wallace to give him a million dollars severance to go abroad Europe "training" teenage gymnasts in what had to be one of the dumbest character moments the show has ever had (I mean, really? David Wallace can't see through Robert's BS, but the entire office INCLUDING KEVIN can???? And they say NOTHING????).

    Catherine Tate as Nellie. Plenty of fans hated her, and its not hard to see why. Personally, I think her character had potential, but again the writers didn't know who she was going to be. She seemed confidant and together for the Sable store stuff, then admits to the camera in a later episode she doesn't have any idea what she's doing.
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