"One can no longer deny that Jim from The Office is a cop. Not the way a police officer is a cop, but 'a cop' by the looser definition favored online," says Miles Klee. He adds: "Jack Ryan is a show for, by and about cops. But then… has Jim from The Office always been a cop? If Krasinski’s portrayal of Jack Ryan cannot shed that undeniable aura of Jim-ness, did Jim from The Office contain a secret cop-ness? It’s hard to argue otherwise, really. For starters, age and the current vogue for socialist rhetoric have not been particularly kind to The Office, a show built on the premise that your sh*tty, problematic boss is actually adorable, and a good guy at heart — a distinctly cop sentiment. Beyond its whitewashing of managerial incompetence, the sitcom seems to value white mediocrity in general, and the bland, heterosexual domestic situation of Jim and Pam, the co-workers who progress from an unspoken mutual workplace crush to the expected binds of marriage. Cops!"