The Office is full of fun, hilarious, quirky characters. And it’s hard to pick a favorite character. The main characters are all amazing and fun; Michael becomes endearing and is absolutely hilarious, Jim and his affection for Pam and his many pranks are extremely endearing, Pam is sweet and dorky and is a great role model, and everyone learns to love Andy.
But for me, it became clear during season three that my favorite character was and always would be Dwight Schrute. Here I am, about to begin Season Eight and he’s still my favorite.
Dwight is a rather complicated character; he’s serious and yet when he’s with Michael he will quite happily do some of the silliest things. He lets few emotions control him at the workplace and often comes across as very insensitive to other peoples feels. But he’s also been in love and has on the rare occasions put others before himself. In many occasions, he only looks out for himself. In many more occasions, he would do anything and everything for Michael. He has a strong sense of duty, he’s very loyal to those who he considers his friends and he has an overpowering lust for power that is extremely humorous at times. He’s a farmer and the dirty parts of life do not phase him. But at times he can be the most sensitive person in the office, except for maybe Michael.
Dwight also makes himself an easy target for pranks via Jim. This is pretty much one of the best parts of this whole show. Because Dwight is such a straight face around Jim and considers himself his superior, he unintentionally invites a lot teasing. This first gif is an excellent representation of their relationship, including Jim’s face.
Dwight is also a huge nerd, it’s easy to tell he’s really into sci-fi. Battlestar Galatica is his favorite show. He’s very thorough when it comes to jobs and suspicious of people’s intentions. He often turns into an interrogating secret agent when investigating things. This and everything else combined simply make him one of the biggest dorks ever. But it’s what makes him so lovable.
He also has very vulnerable moments that leave you going, “Awww, oh my goodness, you do have a heart!” That’d helps bring him full circle and makes him seem more real as an overall character.
This post was long overdue and it was about time I did just one post to my very favorite Office character. I don’t expect a lot of you to necessarily to care so that’s why I did this post just for me. 🙂
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galatica.