The Office: Season 2 (2005 - 2006)



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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…

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