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to hate Pam and Jim from The Office (American)?

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BanKittenHeels Mon 21-Oct-19 22:26:50

All fans of the American version of The Office seem to utterly love Pam and Jim but I cannot stand them and think they are the absolute worst.

They are such smug, annoying, prats with huge superiority complexes.

Please tell me someone else feels like this about these two insufferable twats, who ruin a decent comedy show?

Yes, yes it’s only a TV show but we’ve discussed subjects much more trivial on AIBU. 🤷‍♀️

ShiningTor Mon 21-Oct-19 22:49:15

Me, me, me! I found my people. Insufferable characters.

Smelborp Mon 21-Oct-19 22:53:56

I loved them! I still do a bit but Jim’s smug smiles to camera get a bit annoying on a second watch. He’s also horrible to his girlfriends before Pam. And an idiot in the last series.

BanKittenHeels Mon 21-Oct-19 22:57:55

I liked them before they got together and then once they were together they made me want to vomit. Just hideous characters.

Migrainefun Mon 21-Oct-19 22:58:24

I liked Jim until he got with Pam! They seem to think they're really funny and everyone else is a loser, but they're a pair of boring farts!

NoraThePessimist Mon 21-Oct-19 23:01:54

I really didn't like Jim as the show went on, he treats Pam like shit towards the end but we're meant to see it as a happily resolved love story?!

rainingallday Mon 21-Oct-19 23:13:10

I actually HATE The American version of The Office. It's shit. IMO.

Maybe it's better if you have never watched the British one first.

TheOnlyHungryCaterpillar Mon 21-Oct-19 23:13:57

I thought they were brilliant, especially together. The friendship they had beforehand only made them stronger than any other relationship on the series. Maybe Jim started to treat Pam a little bad towards the end, but he made things right, and he only ever had her best interests at heart, as he always told the cameras. Their love made the show.

NoraThePessimist Mon 21-Oct-19 23:19:43

he made things right, and he only ever had her best interests at heart

He's a controlling, selfish arsehole who railroads Pam into really, really important life decisions without any consultation then expected her to be happy. He was creepy and controlling to the point where if it had less of a love story start, the character would have been called abusive. It's like the show ended with a version of Jim that wasn't the character originally written...

ahughes20 Mon 21-Oct-19 23:19:44

I agree! Jim was a shit when working away with his lack of boundaries with his colleague very obviously fancying him (can't remember her name!).

Pam basically strung him along until she no longer wanted to be with Roy, then she essentially had an emotional affair with one of the crew members whilst Jim was away.

BanKittenHeels Tue 22-Oct-19 01:33:56

Maybe it's better if you have never watched the British one first.

The British one is so much better - by miles. I enjoy the American one but view it as a totally different show. If you skip the first season, it’s so much better.

I comments about P&J finding themselves so funny, are true. They always seemed so pleased with themselves. Just the worst.

Themyscira Tue 22-Oct-19 17:11:22

They were the office bullies, imo. The sneaky kind.

I still liked Jim's puppy eyes at Pam when she wasn't looking, mind.

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