The Office

(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Office

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Wernham Hogg is a paper company located in a suburb of London. David, a petty, pathetic little man is worse than your boss. David's yes-man is Gareth, who is extremely irritating. Tim is the apathetic sales rep, who can be quite witty. Dawn, the lovely receptionist, is far more endearing than your back-sassying secretary. Work is a pain, but one man's misery is another man's entertainment.
Statement of Responsibility: BBC ; producer, Ash Atalla ; written & directed by Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Title: The office
Publisher: [London] :, BBC Video ;, Burbank, Calif. :, Distributed by Warner Home Video,, [2003]
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Report This Aug 01, 2013
  • KEVIN LEE rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No real comparison with the American Office Series is required, the UK is a classic in it's own right. This is the show tha launched many copies. The American characters are a little better fleshed that the ones on the UK series if only due to the greater amount of episodes, but it's basic formula come from this. I highly recommend it to any fan of subtle British Humour.

Report This Jul 30, 2013
  • duane767 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Funny but cruder than its American counterpart. I still like me some Michael Scott over this.

So much better than US version!

Report This Jul 28, 2012
  • Jean-Pierre Lebel rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It seems hard to believe that this UK version of 'The Office' was able to generate so many successful, localized versions of the same. Most people know about the US version with Steve Carell, but there are versions in Germany, France, Quebec, Israel and now even in China. The thing is, this one isn't really that funny. The episodes are so hit and miss; a couple are hilarious, but mostly I found them to be awkward and boring. Ricky Gervais seems to be playing himself in this series, a guy who thinks he is much more funny than is true. It's okay, but I'd say just watch the US version.

Report This Mar 15, 2012
  • mikeyppl rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I just don't get the popularity of this show (British or American version).

Report This Jan 17, 2012
  • librarianatlarge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant, just brilliant. Not everybody gets Ricky Gervais, but if you do, you will love this. So much better than the American version.

Report This Nov 09, 2010
  • Bewlay rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gervais and the cast are excellent. I respect them for only producing two seasons and not wearing out its welcome.

Report This Dec 12, 2009
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally cluesless git wrapped up in his own self centered world.A role model for our times.

Report This Dec 18, 2008
  • lilybelle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting bunch of characters both revolting and charming make for a wonderfully funny and unique comedy. Full of awkward, tense, hilarious and touching moments. One of a kind.

Report This Nov 17, 2008
  • lindeeana rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

So uncomfortable to watch at first. The familiarity of the characters grows on you. And then you just shake your head with sad amusement. Who hasn't worked in this environment?


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