Unfortunately, I have to say I was disappointed with this premiere. The main appeal of this show to me was the mockumentary aspect and that has been replaced with typical sitcom gags. This metamorphosis was inevitable. It is really hard to write a mockumentary for over seven seasons.
I hope this new season uses Spader as much as Steve Carell. His character has the potential to approach Michael Scott in terms of comedic relief.
I do not like Andy as manager. His character does not have the depth of Michael Scott or Robert California.
Funny moments include Dwight policing the office planking and Toby excusing himself from lunch.
I hope Ryan and Robert California interact soon.