24 July 2018 | dewlover420
This is the weird thing the show did:
They started out as essentially a parody of The X-Files, doing a comedic monster of the week until Episode 10.
Then, when that didn't do well, not only did they go off the air for more than 6 months, (they actually went off the air after Episode 9), but they also got a new Showrunner, in Paul Lieberstein, who played Toby on The Office (US), (he is also Creator of The Office (US) Greg Daniels' brother-in-law in real life), and ran that show from Season 5 to Season 8.
He took over, and from Episode 11 to Episode 15, it was essentially The Office or Parks and Recreation, (or a show like those), except in a show that started out as a wasted The X-Files parody.
It also changed the plot a bit, with them obviously being unable to do a monster of the week thing, (at least, they couldn't have done it well.) Paul decided that the best plot would be for them to sit in an office all day, being boring and unfunny, worrying about how their office was bugged. There was even a whole episode trying to find, and follow, the wire.
Which, was so bad that it was funny, so I guess there could be some fake points, or something, there.
Then, the last episode? It's like the first half again. After a solid ending to Episode 15, me being kind of sort of hyped up for the series again, they switch the style YET AGAIN, and essentially leave that storyline unresolved. (But, they do answer another storyline, in the last episode/series finale episode, sort of.) I'm not sure if this was an episode from before Paul came on, or if he just wanted to have the series (he probably thought season at the time, if he did do this) finale episode be like the first half of the season, but either way it's confusing and annoying.
There. It's not a full on review, but I feel like semi-thoroughly explaing how this series changed it's style halfway through, is enough, lol!
Thanks for reading, if you did, lol!