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The Office - Complete Series One & Two and The Christmas Specials [DVD] - £6.99 delivered @ Amazon & Play
The Office - Complete Series One & Two and The Christmas Specials [DVD] - £6.99 delivered @ Amazon & Play

The Office - Complete Series One & Two and The Christmas Specials [DVD] - £6.99 delivered @ Amazon & Play

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It feels both inaccurate and inadequate to describe The Office as a comedy. On a superficial level, it disdains all the conventions of television sitcoms: there are no punch lines, no jokes, no laugh tracks, and no cute happy endings.

More profoundly, it's not what we're used to thinking of as funny. Most of the fervently devoted fan base watched with a discomfortingly thrilling combination of identification and mortification. The paradox is that its best moments are almost physically unwatchable.

Set in the offices of a fictional British paper merchant, The Office is filmed in the style of a reality television show.


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Might want to add 'DVD' to the title, just for clarity's sake.

Love the description! Someone obviously thought it was necessary to dissect the type of humour in the Office so that we'd know what we were buying.

It was funny, it made me laugh, it's comedy. Nuf said really.

hotyoda

Love the description! Someone obviously thought it was necessary to … Love the description! Someone obviously thought it was necessary to dissect the type of humour in the Office so that we'd know what we were buying. It was funny, it made me laugh, it's comedy. Nuf said really.



Accurate though, and now this type of reality show comedy is so common it's easy to forget how groundbreaking this was 10 years ago.

A good price as well, so hot.

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Quietus

Might want to add 'DVD' to the title, just for clarity's sake.


done

but don't think there is a blu-ray version (yet)


hotyoda

Love the description! Someone obviously thought it was necessary to … Love the description! Someone obviously thought it was necessary to dissect the type of humour in the Office so that we'd know what we were buying.



It's from the Amazon review... Credits to Andrew Mueller

£4 @ sainsburys if you can find one.

£4!?

ordered, thank you.

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thebeast2020

£4 @ sainsburys if you can find one.


link?


Going on the wish list! Hot!!

great find have been looking for ages for a deal on this!! hot

I can confirm that it is £4 at Sainsburys. Just picked up the last copy at Cheltenham.

Joins the ranks of great comedies in my opinion.

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andyat2002

I can confirm that it is £4 at Sainsburys. Just picked up the last copy … I can confirm that it is £4 at Sainsburys. Just picked up the last copy at Cheltenham.


so IT WAS £4 at Sainsburys Cheltenham

6.99 at Play too(_;)

Sergio Georgini

The Office is filmed in the style of a reality television show.



I know this is just nit picking the item description, but it's in the style of a documentary, they call it a mockumentary like the great This Is Spinal Tap for example

> On a superficial level, it disdains all the conventions of television sitcoms: there are no punch lines, no jokes, no laugh tracks, and no cute happy endings.

No cute happy endings? Tim gets the girl. David Brent gets the girl.

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winstonmanc

On a superficial level, it disdains all the conventions of television … > On a superficial level, it disdains all the conventions of television sitcoms: there are no punch lines, no jokes, no laugh tracks, and no cute happy endings. No cute happy endings? Tim gets the girl. David Brent gets the girl.


thank you for spoiling me that!

fromabroad

thank you for spoiling me that!



That's OK. In other news, Den and Angie get divorced and Den gets murdered and comes back to life then gets killed again.
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