Originally Posted by AceD
I don't disagree, but I will always respect the show for letting them hook up when they did. It was believable in terms of story trajectory and character; to have stretched it out even another season would have been foolish. As you note it left the show directionless, but at least it was true to its characters. It really should have just ended with the Season 3 finale.
Well, it turned out to be one will-they-or-won't-they that I wish had turned out to be 'they won't.'
Frankly, I can't help but think Jim and Karen
would've made a more interesting couple long-term (if the writers would've just let Jim be totally over Pam). Of course, this would have likely created a domino effect where they would then have to find someone new for Pam -- stealing thunder from Jim and Karen, and, eventually (presumably), Michael and Holly.