It’s impressive that NBC’s adaptation of the British sitcom entered its seventh season still fresh and funny, with plenty of well-developed, likable characters and plenty of worthwhile material. The ensemble comedic acting is as terrific as ever, while the production values and writing remain top notch. There aren’t any series-best episodes here, but there are still plenty of strong, entertaining ones like “Andy’s Play, “Sex Ex” and “Costume Contest” that make the most out of the established connections between the characters. It’s hard not to notice that Steve Carell’s on-screen participation is inconsistent, but his performance is as solid as ever.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)