Season 2 of the hit mockumentary opens with the hardly coveted Dundie Awards, the annual ceremony honoring Scranton employees in such esteemed categories as Hottest in the Office and Whitest Tennis Shoes. In a typical move, regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) emcees the show and picks the winners-but doesn't pick up the tab. In other Michael developments, he spies on staffers' emails, mistakes an IT guy for a terrorist, burns his foot while cooking bacon bedside, and becomes a reluctant homeowner. He does manage to find some success in the dating department. He goes out with his likable real-estate agent Carol (played by Carell's wife Nancy Walls) and hooks up with his recently divorced no-nonsense boss Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin). The latter affair starts as a one-night stand but leads to a slightly warped (and somewhat imagined in Michael's eyes) love triangle between the three. In other office romances, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) start a top-secret love affair, Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) crushes on Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak), and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) continues dating Katy (Amy Adams), the "hot girl" he met in the Season 1 finale. But it's Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) whom he not-so-secretly pines for, even though she's engaged (for three years and counting) to insensitive warehouse worker Roy (David Denman). Much to Jim's dismay, Roy finds a moment of drunken clarity on Michael's ill-fated booze cruise and finally sets a date for his and Pam's wedding. Pam's thrilled at first, but then she starts thinking beyond the reception desk when a Women in the Workplace seminar inspires her to attend art school. Jim wholeheartedly encourages the idea, which is quickly shot down by Roy, planting seeds of doubt in Pam's mind about whether Roy is really the right guy for her.~Karen Andzejewicz
This is when the office really begins to hit the stride. The love tension between Pam and Jim, Michael coming out as that aloof boss who loves his employees more than he should, and the frenemies of Dwight and Jim. This is where the office starts to really begin its legendary run
This season has the hilarious "Dundies" Episode, where Michael Scott decides to give out awards to boost morale around the office. Apparently it is an annual award ceremony. The awards range from the "Don't Go In There After Me" award, in which Kevin once stunk up the bathroom and Michael walked in there after him, and the "Bushiest Beaver" award. Hilarious. There is also commentary for this show which has a few of the actors and writers. The commentary could be its own show! Also, "Dwight's Speech" is on this season, in which Dwight has to give a speech because he was awarded with Salesman of the Year. Dwight has a problem speaking in public, so Jim decides to give him so timeless advice from such public speakers as Adolf Hitler and Mussolini...classic. Definitely worth the purchase!
For those of you who aren't into reality shows or comedies because of their rehearsed or overdone qualities, The Office is an honest, raw blend of both worlds. The Office is a comedy directed "reality show" style, complete with talking heads, cliffhangers, and moments and quotes that stand alone and last forever.
This is a must have for any DVD collector. If you're already a fan or you're just experiencing the Office for the first time, this box set is the place to start. The DVD extras are incredible and abundant - special features on every disc - but will still leave you wanting more! The deleted scenes are like episodes in themselves. I must have watched this season 5 times through already and am anxiously awaiting my purchase of Season 3.