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The Office: Season 4 (2007-2008)




Critic Consensus: Dunder Mifflin makes some awkward choices while adjusting to a world without Jim and Pam's will-they-won't-they sparks, but The Office remains a winning ode to workplace drudgery.


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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

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

The first few episodes of the show's fourth season have been slack and unsteady enough to make fans wonder: Are we watching the fourth good season of The Office, or the first bad one?

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…
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Steve Carell continues to prove why he's such a star. As the center of this show, he manages to expand and deepen Michael Scott in a way that most actors would find impossible.

February 24, 2020 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Though other sitcoms have suffered as a result of succumbing to the will-they-won't-they romantic tension between their two leads, they never had as good of a supporting cast as The Office.

February 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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…

Despite its ups and downs, I look forward to watching the NBC comedy each week. When it is on its game, it's terrific.

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…

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