As someone who is an ardent fan of sitcoms, it would be a surprise if you haven’t seen The Office yet. This is one of the sitcoms that never fails to make you laugh. In fact, there are so many witty dialogues that I have had to rewind them a few times to get the pun and laugh out loud. This mocumentary sitcom is the much-needed dose of laughter in my life and I could binge-watch the entire series in one shot. Although a lot of other sitcoms came close to competing with The Office, none of them could actually take its place.
What is The Office?
The Office is a workplace comedy that gives a glimpse of the employees and their everyday jobs in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I still remember watching the show’s pilot episode back in March 2005. Honestly, I didn’t expect it to become my favorite sitcom ever. Although the show received mixed reviews after its first season, I still remained hooked to the show because of the way the makers introduced the various scenes.
The show received many accolades in the following seasons and ended up winning multiple awards, such as the Golden Globe award, Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Peabody Award. It became such a popular show that Rolling Stone named it among the 100 greatest television shows of all time.
How to watch The Office?
I was one of the happiest fans when Netflix decided to stream The Office, but my happiness was short-lived. Netflix decided to take the show off in 2021. That’s because The Office got its new streaming house.
NBCUniversal owns the rights to The Office. The company launched its streaming service called Peacock, where The Office started streaming. Moreover, the contract with Netflix expired, and it was the ideal time for The Office to start streaming on a brand-new platform.
Apart from Peacock, you can also watch The Office on other platforms. Here are a few options that you can try:
• If you don’t want to get a Peacock subscription just to watch The Office, you can buy its seasons and episodes online from streaming platforms like Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, and iTunes.
• Apart from buying episodes online, it’s also possible to watch The Office on your TV. Make sure your cable operator has the channel where The Office airs. Comedy Central is one of the channels that airs different episodes of the show. If you don’t have cable TV, you can watch the show on Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV.
• Last but not the least, you can buy The Office DVDs and play them on your computer, laptop, or Xbox.
Can you watch The Office for free?
Peacock has free limited access to The Office for new users. You can watch the first two seasons of the show for free. All you have to do is open a free account on Peacock and log in to watch the episodes. In fact, Peacock also allows you to watch the clip playlists and blooper reels of the show without paying a penny. However, if you want to watch the entire show, you’ll need a Peacock Plus or Peacock Premium package. The Peacock Premium package costs $4.99 per month, while the Premium Plus package costs $9.99 per month where you can watch the show ad-free.
How many seasons are there?
The Office has nine seasons. In my opinion, the first season sets the foundation for the rest of the series. The following seasons are extremely hilarious, especially when you see new characters getting added one by one.
Now that you know where and how to watch The Office, grab your bucket of popcorn and start binge-watching. That’s what I did.