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The Office: Season 4 (2007-2008)

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Season 4 of the acclaimed mockumentary opens with the discovery that Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) has ascended the corporate ladder from fresh-faced intern to stylishly bearded corporate chieftain. The young gun promptly exercises his authority by charging Dunder Mifflin into the digital age, an affront to technologically dull Scranton branch boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Here are the romantic "fax" of life at the office: Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) are hot, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) are not, and Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) and Angela are giving it a shot. A giddy Jam (Jim/Pam) proudly bring their hushed and long-delayed romance to public light, even spending an unsettling night at the Schrute family farm. Dwight confesses to killing Angela's treasured cat Sprinkles, prompting Angela to terminate their romance, which leaves tight Dwight heartbroken and miserable. Angela, in turn, falls into the arms of newest staffer Andy, but only reluctantly. As for Michael, he huffs and puffs through a 5K fun run; hopes to attend a Web-site launch party in the Big Apple; faces a ballooning personal debt; goes on a wilderness survival retreat; butts heads with desk jockey Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker); and travels a bumpy-road romance with high-maintenance ex-bigwig Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin), who's mired in a messy wrongful-termination lawsuit with corporate. All this doesn't stop Michael from obsessing over a model in an office-supply catalog or clubbing for "hot hotties" with Ryan in New York. As the year winds down, slumping human-resources drone Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) decides to quit his post and move to Costa Rica. This development prompts the arrival of a new HR worker named Holly (Amy Ryan), whose sunny presence clearly begins to brighten Michael's downcast world.

Cast

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
Leslie David Baker
as Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner
as Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery
as Meredith Palmer
Melora Hardin
as Jan Levinson
Angela Kinsey
as Angela Martin
Oscar Nunez
as Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith
as Phyllis Lapin
Mindy Kaling
as Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein
as Toby Flenderson
Ed Helms
as Andy Bernard
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Critic Reviews for The Office: Season 4

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

Angela got a real chance to branch out as a character here.

August 29, 2018 | Full Review…

As has been the case in previous seasons, the writing is top notch with Novak, Kaling, Paul Lieberstein (who also plays Toby), Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky accounting for two episodes each.

August 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Something I started marveling at last year is this show's ability to work within the original premise, in which an unseen (by us) camera crew follows the staff's every move.

August 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Judging by the show's solid first episode back, that enthusiasm is richly deserved.

March 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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I think the post-strike episodes of The Office have been as good as any in the show's history-dark, funny, and full of surprising, unexpected drama.

March 19, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Last night, that fictional crew was responsible for one of the most shocking moments in the show's history.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 4

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