The Office: Season 4 (2007 - 2008)


Season 4
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Air date: Sep 27, 2007
Air date: Sep 27, 2007
Air date: Oct 4, 2007
Air date: Oct 4, 2007
Air date: Oct 11, 2007
Air date: Oct 11, 2007
Air date: Oct 18, 2007
Air date: Oct 18, 2007
Air date: Oct 25, 2007
Air date: Nov 1, 2007
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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.


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

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

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Mar 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.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Last night, that fictional crew was responsible for one of the most shocking moments in the show's history.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 4

  • Aug 09, 2019
    I believe that this season is where the best TV show in history, The Office, is at its highest. The comedy is on point and is super creative. The characters are very well written, and they did an amazing job introducing the new ones. I love to watch this season over and over and over again. This is my favorite season of any show ever. I loooove this season, and also season five, season five is pretty great too. But if you're looking to rewatch a season, start with this one, and then go to season 5.
  • 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.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    Good season not really as good as season 3 but very close. Funny as usual but what they did to Michael made me so mad because they ruined his character so much. He's so unfunny now and acts like a child which I'll admit he kinda did in the other seasons but now it's wayyy worse. The Whole Jan and Micheal thing was so bad and cringey that it made me not watch a lot of episodes fully. This is so sad because Michael was my favorite character and that's why this season is losing a star. But besides that I think every other character was great like Andy and Ryan even though Ryan was a jerk, I found him hilarious and Kelly is so annoying that she's funny as well that's what makes them a great couple cuz there both a mess. Dwight was hilarious in this season I swear he keeps getting better and better. Jim and Pam I really didn't care for but at least there not annoying as in season 3. I really liked this season for the change in scenary because it's good to sometimes be outside instead of being in a office. In conclusion I liked this season but I'm still mad over Micheal Scott
  • Dec 15, 2018
    This acclaimed mockumentary continues to deliver gut-busting laughs and enough workplace drama to make S4 one of the best written shows on TV while still adding to the depth of its ensemble cast.
  • Sep 02, 2018
    Fantastic Show through and through.
  • Aug 25, 2018
    (all seasons) Season 1 followed the original very closely and thus felt slightly cramped. Soon though this remake found its own identity and at its peak (arguably seasons 2 to 6) managed to expand upon the original's cringe comedy, instill it with brilliant new ideas and characters, nail the emotional side of things and of course put together an ensemble cast for the ages, including an amazing Steve Carell. Still some things run their course and seasons 7 to 9, although still amusing, were far from essential.
  • Aug 03, 2018
    The opening of this season is my favourite of any show ever. The Dinner party is very funny with throw away lines galore. love it.
  • Jul 20, 2018
    This season of the office feels shorter, but delivers with many memorable episodes. It also is when the dwight and angela drama kicks into gear. this season is great.
  • Jun 03, 2018
    the original Glory fades away with great twists and amazing laughs but no originality.
  • Dec 19, 2017
    Just like season 6 and 4, that means great character development and funny twists

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