This is my submission for April’s Battle viz on the subreddit DataIsBeautiful. This month’s challenge was to create a visualization using a data set that included every line from every scene in The Office. I chose to follow the love story of Jim and Pam. The result is a timeline that allows you to see the arc of the story across the show, season, episode and scene.
The limitation of this viz is that it only tracks mentions. Not how often they speak to whenever or when they are in the same scene together. However, tracking mentions alone does seem to be a solid measure of how much the show focused on their story and the trials they were going through.