The Office is leaving Netflix in three weeks...

Michael Scott

Thought 2020 couldn't get any worse? Well, it did. As of January 1, 2021 you will no longer be able to binge-watch the show for the millionth time, or educate those living under a rock about the show's pure greatness, or even hear one too many "that's what she said" jokes with it never (down to the last one) being too many... no more contagious laugh among friends due to whatever ridiculousness is going on, nor will you be able to fall asleep to it or put it on as background noise because you've already seen every episode. You won't on Netflix at least. Despite being the most popular series on the streaming service and a rumored deep desire that Netflix wanted to keep it... the five-year exclusive streaming rights have been sold for $500 million dollars to a streaming service called "Peacock." What even is Peacock and why are they doing this to us? It's NBC Universal throwing their hands into the ever-crowded lineup of streaming subscription services.

I don't have Peacock, so I cannot give it a thumbs up or thumbs down as far as their collection of content concerns. But with Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Max subscriptions... I don't think I'll be adding it to my roster.

I honestly don't think I need to say anything about why it's such a good show that has lasted so long and continues to entertain newbies and die-hard fans alike... so I'll just say a few words: Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica. But seriously, if you haven't watched it yet, now is your chance. If you haven't finished it yet, the time has come. If you've seen it a million times... how many more re-watches can you squeeze in before the New Year?

It'll take 4 days, 3 hours, and 30 minutes to watch it all, from Season 1/Episode 1 through Season 9/Episode 25. Better get to it! I'll leave you with a compilation of Jim's most brilliant pranks on Dwight...