Podcast #118: Pam, Jim and the Office (Plus the Cussing TV Anchor)

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In this episode of the CaPC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Richard Clark and Associate Editor (we guess?) Ben Bartlett take time to contemplate the relational direction of the final season of The Office and how it reflects human nature. They also explore the various reactions to the “Cussing TV Anchor”.

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About Richard Clark

Richard H. Clark is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture. He has a Master of Arts in Theology and the Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Louisville, Ky. He is also the managing editor of Gamechurch and a freelance writer for Unwinnable, Paste, and other outlets.
E-mail: clarkrichardh [at] gmail [dot] com.
Twitter: @deadyetliving

  • Kirk Fatool

    While I understand you criticism of Jim and Pam’s relationship, I will disagree with you. Since Greg Daniels left (show runner through season 5, I believe) the show moved away from the Jim and Pam relationship. The writers threw up their hands and basically said, “Jim and Pam are married, the sexual tension is gone, and we don’t know how to write for them!” This is the most interested I’ve been in Jim and Pam relationship in 3 season.

    Marriage, as you know, is about struggles and growing from them. So I like seeing Jim and Pam struggling and, potentially, getting stronger. My wife and I find a lot to like in the handling of the relationship. Am I worried that they’ll break up Jim and Pam; you better believe I am!! But I’ll have faith that they won’t break them up. I hope that faith isn’t misplaced.

  • Ben

    Hey Kirk,

    Not to fear, I agree with you! Rich and I have never fully seen eye to eye on this point. I think the Jim and Pam portion of Season 9 is the best thing they’ve done in a while, even if the humor has been pretty weak.

  • Richard Clark

    You will also notice I wasn’t fully resolved on either side on this point. At this stage I like what they’re doing with Jim and Pam.