An adaptation of Ricky Gervais' sitcom THE OFFICE, THE OFFICE AN AMERICAN WORKPLACE is a comedy that follows the daily lives of employees at a fictional paper company. This collection includes every episode from series one through three, chronicling each moment of the flirtation (and much anticipated romance) between secretary Pam (Jenna Fischer) and prankster salesman Jim (John Krasinksi), as well as the painfully quirky exploits of super-geek Dwight (Rainn Wilson), and the gently angsty existence of the temp, Ryan (B.J. Novak). The show's true locomotive, however, is their boss, Michael Scott, played with masterly comic timing by Steve Carell. Scott is a middle manager of such shudder-inducing obliviousness that one never knows whether to be protective of him, embarrassed by him, or simply enraged at his behaviour; the only thing Carell's performance guarantees is an endless source of uncomfortable entertainment.