The Office: Season 2 (2005 - 2006)


Season 2
The Office

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Air date: Sep 20, 2005
Air date: Oct 4, 2005
Air date: Oct 11, 2005
Air date: Oct 18, 2005
Air date: Nov 1, 2005
Air date: Nov 15, 2005
Air date: Dec 6, 2005
Air date: Jan 5, 2006
Air date: Jan 12, 2006
Air date: Jan 26, 2006
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Series 2 of the hit mockumentary opens with the hardly coveted Dundie Awards, the annual ceremony honouring Scranton employees in such esteemed categories as Hottest in the Office and Whitest Tennis Shoes. In a typical move, regional manager Michael Scott 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 and hooks up with his recently divorced no-nonsense boss Jan Levinson. 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 and Angela Martin start a top-secret love affair, Kelly Kapoor crushes on Ryan Howard, and Jim Halpert continues dating Katy, the "hot girl" he met in the Series 1 finale. But it's Pam Beesly whom he not-so-secretly pines for, even though she's engaged (for three years and counting) to insensitive warehouse worker Roy. 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.


Steve Carell
as Michael Scott
Jenna Fischer
as Pam Beesly
John Krasinski
as Jim Halpert
Rainn Wilson
as Dwight Schrute
B.J. Novak
as Ryan Howard
Paul Lieberstein
as Toby Flenderson
Brian Baumgartner
as Kevin Malone
Melora Hardin
as Jan Levinson
Kate Flannery
as Meredith Palmer
Angela Kinsey
as Angela Martin
Oscar Nunez
as Oscar Nunez
Phyllis Smith
as Phyllis Lapin
Greg Daniels
as Neighbor
Tim Meadows
as Christian
Mindy Kaling
as Kelly Kapoor
Oscar Martínez
as Oscar Nunez
David Koechner
as Todd Packer
R.F. Daley
as Mr. O'Malley
Dennis Garber
as Jeame Albini
Shannon Cochran
as Pam's Mom (Helene Beesly)
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Critic Reviews for The Office Season 2

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The second season premiere threatened this environmental chemistry, but also advanced the emotional complexity of the characters.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The show has managed to really find its groove, and episodes like the one with the office Olympics and the Christmas party are showing how good this show has become and how much continued potential for funniness it's got.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

What's truly brave is the comedy itself, which borrows a little bit of Dilbert and a whole lot of Curb Your Enthusiasm as it celebrates awkward interpersonal relationships with no hint of escape.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

For the way it utilized these and other opportunities, the second season of The Office is one of my favorite seasons of a recent television program.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The Office was probably the only show to ever make you think working in an office could actually be kind of fun, and no season of the NBC sitcom did that better than the second, when it properly diverged from its BBC source material.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The only thing this really lacks is the darker heart of its progenitor, offering its characters a few too many redeeming moments.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 2

  • Feb 21, 2019
    The Office delivers reams of laughter as it rolls into its second season (with a full 22-episodes). The crazy shenanigans at Dunder-Mifflin kick-off with a special award ceremony (the Dundies), and continue on with an improv office Olympics, a booze cruise, and even a casino night charity fundraiser. There are also a couple of holiday episodes, including "Halloween," "Christmas Party," and "Valentine's Day." Additionally, the characters get fleshed out a little more; exploring the Jim/Pam relationship, the Jim/Dwight rivalry, and Michael's complicated relationship with his boss (Jane). The comedy is incredibly funny, mixing dry, sardonic humor with classic slapstick. And the show continues to address real office issues, such as sexual harassment, employee performances reviews, and drug testing. Hilariously entertaining, The Office comes into its own in Season 2, distinguishing itself from its British sister show.
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  • Aug 06, 2019
    even better than season 1
  • Aug 05, 2019
    Fantastically written, amazing one liners, overall awesome season. The writers are so creative, in every single episode they deliver. They are really starting to develop certain characters and create an arc for them. So good, amazingly entertaining!
  • Jul 18, 2019
    The office is interesting since season 1 to season 9. Talking about the great and inimitable seasons 1 to 7, I can say that I never saw anything in my entire life that made me laugh so hard in the most part of its episodes. All of the characters have a great development and are interesting, portrayed by a charismatic and talented cast. The script is strong and the plot will always surprise you. Season after season they can construct something new, without being repetitive. The highest point in the office goes to Michael Scott, portrayed by Steve Carell. He is absolutely the heart of this show.
  • Jul 11, 2019
    Great show. But they should've stopped when Steve Carrell left.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    This season made the office stand out and I have to agree that this is a great season and I really love the comedy in this one. An amazing season but I didn't like Jan in this that much! Also one thing in this season is that Micheal Scott became my favorite character because he's so darn funny and relatable.
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Season two of "The Office" really caught me up more than that, a quality of standard from the slice of life sitcom comedy. But, it's not really a comedy at all because I like to root all these characters. And just like that, I hope to see everything from the perspective of these characters differently.
  • Dec 15, 2018
    Fully separated from its UK counterpart now, S2 of "The Office" delivers some hilarious moments including more workplace hijinks and a nice amount of character development for the entire cast.
  • Oct 17, 2018
    The thing about the US version of The Office is that the Michael Scott character is so, so .... so very terribly written & unlikablei. To levels of the most extreme, rendering countless, countlesss eps. virtually unwatchable. (PERFECT ex.: "Phyliss' Wedding." Simply. pathetic) There is funny, endearing & lovable cluelessness (a la Dwight), and then there's horrendous, pathetic, amateur script-writing character (non-development). And that is the main issue w/ the show. Like Michael Scott the characters of Kevin, Angela & Erin (she's the most likable of this bunch, but the writers often fall back on & take her retard-sh behavior waaaay too far) are cartoonish buffoon caricatures that make you constantly wanna tear your hair out. Amateur writing at its worst. A real shame, as the show does have some redeeming aspects to it (like the aforementioned Dwight).
  • Sep 02, 2018
    Fantastic Show through and through.

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