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Based on the popular British comedy of the same name, 'The Office' uses the same mockumentary style and humour derived from awkward social situations. However, it has managed to establish its own fan base and identity apart from the shadow of the original. At the Dunder Miffin Paper Company, manager Michael Scott believes himself beloved by his employees for his jokey nature. What he doesn't realise is that most of them resent and even despise him, except for sycophantic Dwight. Meanwhile, Jim woos engaged receptionist Pam, while both navigate the office politics and 'humour' of boss Scott. 'The Office' may be a remake, but it has charms of its very own. Season One includes the first six episodes.
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#1
This is awful compared to the original UK version but it's the cheapest I can see online, So voting hot for the price but not for the series, Get the original if you don't have it.
#2
i love the american office,much better than are ****** uk version!!! great price too!
#3
I prefer the uk version- hence the cheap price of this one.... good for some people - voted hot
#4
this is by fair better than the UK version. Dwight aka Gareth is 100 times funnier and Steve Carrell offers something totally different to Ricky Gervais. I bought series one and two on play.com a few weeks back and now dying to get Series 3 on Region 2 but its not out yet - unless anyone knows different???? Hot hot hot
#5
Series 3 is currently running on ITV2 .. it's a big letdown from the first two series IMO.
#6
sssshhhhhh i'm selling mine on ebay and its near this price so far lol.
#7
USA version is a lot better thank UK as Ricky is a pathetic comic.
#8
ade2j
USA version is a lot better thank UK as Ricky is a pathetic comic.


blimey, say what you think lol
#9
Agreed.. Jarvis is bloody annoying. Anything has to be better then the UK original but still not worth a £5.

If only TV shows were available free on the internet? oh actually......
#10
The Uk office is one of the best comedys i have seen (its up there with Father Ted), - I think the awards speak for themself
I think Gervais was a genius back then, now he seems to have lost it,
I went to see him live for Fame anf i thought i was pretty poor and im a Ricky Fan,not a patch on the other stand ups or xfm.

The US office is okay, i am a steve carrel fan so maybe thats why,
#11
This is better than the UK version, BUT they are different styles of comedy!
#12
For those that have not seen this don't get put off by the first episode which is a carbon copy of the UK original, stick with it and you will be rewarded by a very funny, well written and clever comedy show with some terrific performances. Having so many episodes (over 60 so far) allows for much greater character development. Most 'US version sucks' comments come from people who only saw a couple of episodes.

Highly recommended!
#13
I thoroughly recommend everyone check this out - its truly brilliant comedy. The show is designed to be much less cringeworthy than the UK version, with more obvious humour (it has been Americanised afterall). Also note Gervais and Steve Merchant write all these episodes.

Seriously, forgive the first episode (which isn't ENTIRELY a clone - and you do get a feel for the new characters personalities) and give it a chance. The office-love storyline is far better than the UK version and Dwight is amongst the greatest TV characters of all time.

Worth every penny.
#14
I've had this on order since 30th Jan with HMV, and it STILL says "Item to be ordered from supplier" when I look at the order status...

Has anyone successfully ordered one? I'll be well peeved if I have been waiting this long, and still don't get one...
#15
Janikous
.... Also note Gervais and Steve Merchant write all these episodes.


They dont write all of the episodes, some of the cast members write the episodes on a regular basis, like B.J Novak and Mindy Kaling, but regardless of that, I would still recommend this series. Voted hot.

It seems whenever this tv show is mentioned anywhere on the web, what follows is a long argument as to which version is better, why cant we just enjoy both? They are both very good comedies, trying to achieve different things I believe.
banned#16
The USA version is embarrassing compared to the UK version!

It is made by stupid yanks who can’t take the fact that England has a popular TV show. The humour in the UK office is one not understood by the Americans that tried to copy it in this shabby attempt at something funny.
#17
I usually say "each to their own" but quite frankly, anyone who rates the U.S. version better than the UK doesn't understand real comedy. People like that may as well watch Itchy and Scratchy.
#18
Most of you lot don't know what your talking about, stop trying to be comedy snobs!
#19
I didn't think the first season (which is about 6 episodes I think) was anything to write home about, really. It might be the reason for all these "attacks" on people's comedy tastes. However, the second season is where it really starts getting excellent in my book.
Therefore, I retaliate. Anyone who rates the UK version better than the US hasn't seen what the US has to offer properly. This isn't Coupling, they've actually improved it.
#20
tcorbyn
The USA version is embarrassing compared to the UK version!

It is made by stupid yanks who can’t take the fact that England has a popular TV show. The humour in the UK office is one not understood by the Americans that tried to copy it in this shabby attempt at something funny.


That'll be why the UK Office won the Golden Globe Awards then. In Los Angeles. In America.

Are you feeling stupid yet?
#21
Wicked Lester
That'll be why the UK Office won the Golden Globe Awards then. In Los Angeles. In America.

Are you feeling stupid yet?


So by that logic Americans prefer the UK version?
#22
Yeah lets check out the awards :

2006 Winner Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Steve Carell
2006 Winner Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
2006 Winner Individual Achievement in Comedy Steve Carell
2006 Winner Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series
2006 Winner Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Comedy Series
2006 Winner Outstanding Female Actress Jenna Fischer
2006 Winner Rose d'Or Awards Best Sitcom
2007 Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2007 Winner American Cinema Editors - Eddie Award Best Edited Half Hour Series for Television for "Casino Night" Dean Holland & David Rogers
2007 Winner Writers Guild of America Awards Best Comedy Series
2007 Winner Episodic Comedy Writing for "Casino Night" Steve Carell
2007 Winner Producers Guild Awards Episodic Television Comedy Greg Daniels & Kent Zbornak
2007 Winner NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Director in Comedy Series Ken Whittingham
2007 Honored Peabody Awards Outstanding Comedy Series
2007 Winner Webby Awards Best Comedy Short: Webisodes
2007 Winner Webby Awards Best Television Website
2007 Winner Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Broadband Program — Comedy for The Office: Accountants Producers: Vivi Zigler, Jeff Ross, Jordon Schlansky, Mike Sweeney, Robert Angelo; performers: Paul Lieberstein, Michael Schur, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez[66]
2007 Winner Emmy Awards Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series for "The Job" Dean Holland and David Rogers
2007 Winner Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for "Gay Witch Hunt" Greg Daniels
2008 Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
#23
DustD
anyone who rates the U.S. version better than the UK doesn't understand real comedy. People like that may as well watch Itchy and Scratchy.


I'd love to hear the definition of 'real' comedy. But I guess I wouldn't understand it anyway.

The Office US is superb.
Itchy and Scratchy is pretty good.
#24
cowjames
I'd love to hear the definition of 'real' comedy. But I guess I wouldn't understand it anyway.

The Office US is superb.
Itchy and Scratchy is pretty good.


I bought US season 1 and 2 when they were cheap on Amazon.com

After that I was hooked.
The first couple of episodes on Season 1 were passable, but it soon becomes (in my opinion) more watchable than the UK version.
I think the characters are more developed.

Great television

Bought season 3 from CD Wow a month ago and I am still waiting for it to arrive.
#25
The subtlety of the UK version has been stripped away and dumbed down to the level of **** American 'comedy' movies* (hence why that nob who plays a lot of the lead parts is playing Brent). Completely devoid of any class.

Hot deal if you like rubbish like 40 Year Old Virgin, otherwise get a proper comedy series.

*Not a dig at ALL American comedy here, they do some great stuff (Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Office Space) but this is just trash.
#26
As quick as I can, the USA Office is NOT a replica of "The Office"(UK). IMO Ricky borderlines on postmodern pretentiousness but he is FULLY aware that he is pretentious. He does it all with self awareness and therefore indulgence to the point of self(character) deprecation. The show "The Office" is not in anyway related to the USA reproduction of similair name. I would love to leave it there, but unfortunately there existS.. ah **** it i am pished. 2 entities. after ep2-3 can not compare.. is that in or un comparable?? PS new Pam beats old Dawn **** yes


:whistling::stocking::gift::santa::w00t:
#27
DustD
So by that logic Americans prefer the UK version?




See post below yours.
#28
Great price but in all fairness the US version is pretty shocking...
#29
dean_brfc
The subtlety of the UK version has been stripped away and dumbed down to the level of **** American 'comedy' movies* (hence why that nob who plays a lot of the lead parts is playing Brent). Completely devoid of any class.

Hot deal if you like rubbish like 40 Year Old Virgin, otherwise get a proper comedy series.

*Not a dig at ALL American comedy here, they do some great stuff (Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Office Space) but this is just trash.


My, sense of humour is as personal as musical taste. As much as you personally dislike Steve Carrel and the US Office I can assure you, it is not 'trash'. Jan's breakdown in S2 is as funny as anything you will see. But then you've never really watched it have you? The humour really is very like that of Office Space in a lot of ways. You should stick it out and give it a chance, especially series 2.

I love the UK office to bits, but 'classy' and 'subtle' are not words I would use to describe it. Hilarious and clever, yes.
#30
Totally agree with last post, none of these people have given it the time!
The Office US is just as good as Arrested Development and is no way dumbed down comedy.
#31
Great show, personally I prefer it to the British version, there's around 20 episodes in each season, I've seen up to season 3 so far and the quality hasn't let up yet!

The characters are better overall but Dwight really steals the show.
banned#32
rubbish
#33
Wicked Lester
My, sense of humour is as personal as musical taste. As much as you personally dislike Steve Carrel and the US Office I can assure you, it is not 'trash'. Jan's breakdown in S2 is as funny as anything you will see. But then you've never really watched it have you? The humour really is very like that of Office Space in a lot of ways. You should stick it out and give it a chance, especially series 2.

I love the UK office to bits, but 'classy' and 'subtle' are not words I would use to describe it. Hilarious and clever, yes.

Fair enough. I have actually watched six or seven episodes in their entirety though, so I'm not slating it without having seen any. I watched one the other day in fact, with Dwight taking some new employee to a field to train him or something, I did turn it off at that point as that was so cringeworthy I couldn't bear it.

With regards to the UK version, I know the Brent stuff isn't subtle at all...but then again, the people who do the Brent dance etc. are completely missing the point of the show. The stuff between Tim/Gareth/Dawn is subtle, and whilst 'classy' is probably stretching it a bit (I didn't mean it to sound like I was calling the UK one classy in my first post), it certainly carries a lot more class than the US version.

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