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Blackmail: Office webisodes seem like something they should probably just stop doing

June
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If I could make two requests of The Office writers/creators that had nothing to do with the main storylines or stylistic choices of the show, they’d be as follows:

  • Don’t overuse Creed Bratton; and
  • Stop making webisodes.

Alas, I’m too late. They went ahead and released the latest series of webisodes, Blackmail. I couldn’t even be bothered to watch them when they first came out. I waited until the fourth and final installment showed up on Thursday and only just watched them all the way through.

I don’t want to bash them too harshly. After all, I just watched the short interview with the webisodes writers, Jonathan Hughes and Nate Federman. It’s harder to bash a writer’s work after seeing who they are and what they look like. It’s much easier to bash anonymously.

Besides, maybe it’s just me. Maybe people still love these the way I did two summers ago when the 10-clip “Accountants” webisodes first came out. They weren’t great either, but at least they had a novelty factor going for them.

Decide for yourselves, I guess. Here’s the first part, with parts II-IV and the writers clip and a Behind the Scenes clip after the jump.

Part I

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Part II

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Part III

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Part IV

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Interview with the writers

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Behind the scenes

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This entry was posted on Monday, June 1st, 2009 at 8:45 am by Brian Howard. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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