I didn't think the season "premier" (post writers' strike) of The Office last night was very good. Sure, it was kind of fun to see the couples getting together, and Dwight was funny when he came to Michael and Jan's house with his babysitter. But it seemed to me the writers must have still been on strike and they got the B Team to write this episode.
What I especially didn't like was the new Jan. She was downright crazy. The dynamics used to be a lot funnier when she was the sophisticated boss being turned off/turned on by Michael's shenanigans. Last night was kind of like watching Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner going at each other in The War of the Roses. It was embarrassing, not funny. And Jim and Pam didn't do much besides look at each other and the camera with those befuddled looks on their faces.
Not a good start out of the gate for me. Hopefully it'll be The Office I've always loved next week.