Back in September, I waited anxiously for the new Fall season of television in the United States. I would not necessarily call myself a big TV-watcher but watching US television helps me feel more connected to the pop culture of my friends and family on the other side of the Pond. My latest half-hour of mind-numbing comedy was discovered through an Irish colleague: the wonderful BBC show The Office. I ran through the two seasons of DVDs in mere days but quickly fell in love with the American version as well. The Office (US version) was available for purchase on iTunes and I dutifully paid my $34.99 to download the latest episode, waiting impatiently until the weekend to indulge in the latest escapades at the Scranton office. Season 3 ended with a classic Pam & Jim cliffhanger and when September rolled around, I checked back often to iTunes to see when the Season 4 pass would be posted....In total despair over not having access to the season premiere, I hunted around google to see when it would be posted and came across articles stating that NBC and Apple had not reached an agreement to continue the broadcast of The Office via iTunes. You can watch The Office from NBC's website but only if you have a US IP address...but I live in France. Total devastation.
And then I happened to be on YouTube and what did I find....someone has posted the episodes of The Office. The weekend is decidedly looking better and better.