Ed’s let­ter

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I don’t al­ways know if it’s a bless­ing or a curse to work in our of­fice. We are a rowdy bunch and love to see the hu­mour in things – you have to, even in TV land or you’ll just get su­per de­pressed (we’ve all sat here cry­ing watch­ing our dif­fer­ent shows). And some of our loud­est de­bates will of­ten be over how to clas­sify sto­ries. Is this se­ries ac­tion or drama? Life­style or re­al­ity? Sci-fi or fan­tasy? Don’t for­get that you get sub­cat­e­gories that we ac­tu­ally try to stay clear off, like dram­edy, po­lit­i­cal satire, com­men­tary, mock­u­men­tary… the list is end­less. It just get too much, even for us! In this is­sue, we try to ex­plain where we draw the line when it comes to gen­res and where you can look for your spe­cific shows (see p9). One show that is a com­edy but bor­der­line mock­u­men­tary due to the film­ing is The Of­fice (p36). I know it’s old but I can never get enough of those mis­fits. Some­how they make me feel less like a klutz. Don’t miss it!

The Of­fice cast.

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