But the creations of these eccentric geniuses threaten to destroy the world as often as they save it. Jack Carter is the everyman sheriff who must use his common sense and unique street smarts to keep a lid on this Pandora's Box of a town. Especially now, when Eureka's people, cars, and buildings are being swapped with people, cars and buildings from other places. Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. Eureka: Substitution Method Eureka! Book 1. Cris Ramsay August 31, View the SyFy TV trailer. More by Aaron S. Rosenberg See more. World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal.
Aaron Rosenberg. The aging orc shaman Ner'zhul has seized control of the Horde and reopened the Dark Portal. His brutal warriors once again encroach upon Azeroth, laying siege to the newly constructed stronghold of Nethergarde Keep.
There, the archmage Khadgar and the Alliance commander, Turalyon, lead humanity and its elven and dwarven allies in fighting this new invasion. Even so, disturbing questions arise. Khadgar learns of orcish incursions farther abroad: small groups of orcs who seem to pursue a goal other than simple conquest. Worse yet, black dragons have been sighted as well, and they appear to be aiding the orcs. To counter Ner'zhul's dark schemes, the Alliance must now invade the orcs' ruined homeworld of Draenor. Can Khadgar and his companions stop the nefarious shaman in time to stave off the destruction of two worlds?
Greg Brodeur. Much of the press had dismissed it as a pale retread of the groundbreaking Ricky Gervais-led U. But over the next two seasons, the series, starring Steve Carell as the manager of a Scranton, Pennsylvania, paper company called Dunder Mifflin, gradually found its footing. On April 10th, , The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever — and perhaps the best comedy episode of the decade. The previous season had seen Jim and Pam finally get together after years of flirtation; Michael had also found love — with Jan Levinson, his former boss.
The result was a master class of dark comedy that few other shows would dare attempt, as well as 22 of the most brilliantly cringe-inducing minutes in TV history.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, we tracked much of the cast and crew for an oral history of the landmark episode. That was the inspiration for it. We had set it up earlier, where Michael kept asking Jim and Pam for plans, and they kept having excuses. Michael Scott is always the fool, but in this moment he outsmarts Jim and Pam because he so desperately wants to hang out with them. You show someone falling down. How do you get a comedy writer to laugh? Show a guy pushing a woman down the stairs.
The darker, usually, the funnier to us. A line would happen and the audience, along with the people at the dinner, would just kind of sit there and let it hang. And so the rhythms of this episode are slightly different. They were usually scenes like a diversity-training seminar in the conference room. Once Jim and Pam got to the condo, this entire episode was a killing field. Some writers would write him as childish, others would write him as incompetent, some would write for the version of Michael Scott when he was at his best.
We were trying to get him at his most pathetic. They talked about going to his high school prom in the limo, and then you realize that Michael was the limo driver at his own high school prom. Gene Stupnitsky co-writer : We felt like that was the right time to break up Michael and Jan: once their world blew up in a dramatic, spectacular fashion. We let it run its course. We wrung as much comedy from it as we could. The Unraveling of Jan Levinson-Gould At the same time that Jim and Pam became a perfect couple, Michael and Jan — who had lost her job at Dunder Mifflin corporate before moving to Scranton — were coming apart at the seams.
John Krasinski Jim Halpert : Melora was so good on our show. She played the severe girlfriend so well and ended up being a great comedy duo with Steve. Her character had so much ambition and so much power in her, which was the exact opposite of Steve. Melora Hardin Jan Levinson : When I first started to play Jan, she was incredibly straight and serious and kind of humorless. I found that aspect of her really funny because nothing could, in any way, sway her to feel like anything had any humor to it at all.
I felt like she was a little bit anxious, because everyone had come from these improv backgrounds.
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And then the comedy started drifting more toward her, where she actually got jokes, rather than being the straight person and being the reaction shot. Her character started to develop. She really embraced it. His wheels just started turning in that moment. It was just so funny to see.
To Jan, Michael was this guy who was kind of an idiot, but also represented this possibility for her white picket fence, which is why the dinner party is so resonant. Pre-Production A table read is a chance for actors to get familiar with the script and for the writers to see if the jokes work. Not a lot of laughs. Little by little, it just starts building, and I never experienced that before.
The laughs kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. I remember I was just sweating through my T-shirt. This is going to be a blast. Before any show gets on the air, the network has to give notes and sign off on the script. So the writers got called in to the office to hear the notes. Greg gets on the phone and the executives are on the other line, on speakerphone.
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It is. I maybe had to use up some chits to protect this episode, but I had a bunch of chits in the bank. Jan and Michael were never supposed to work out, so I think there is an element of relief and hope that they break up. Where do they sleep? How many bedrooms is it?
How is it decorated? How long is the dinner? He still tries to push through in spite of the fact that Jan is clearly on the edge and in spite of the fact that their relationship is crumbling. Oh, my God. They hate each other!
Her assistant wrote a song about her.
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