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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.
Publisher: [London] : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2003]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 0790781654
Branch Call Number: DVD TV O
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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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.

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!

Mar 03, 2013
  • baldreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The conclusion to the original The Office series is well worth watching!

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.

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).

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.

Jan 16, 2012
  • epltina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The original and the best. David Brent is so awkward that it is painful to watch. Just thinking about "Monkey" makes me laugh.

Oct 12, 2010
  • haPPY_FUn_baLL rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this (original) version just as much as I liked the NBC series. The very first episode of the US version is a virtual joke-for-joke copy of the UK show, but happily the two diverge from there. The humour in the British series is a little more subtle and dry, and the boundaries of good taste are pushed further (why do Americans seem to be so easily offended?).

The UK series works within a short (finite) time frame of just 2 season (composed of 14 episodes), so it ends before the viewer has a chance to grow tired of it (seriously, the NBC series should have ended at season 5).

Well worth the 2 month wait in the EPL hold queue!

Sep 20, 2010
  • sit_walk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Biting" doesn't do this justice by half. Incredible stuff that goes well beyond what normally passes for comedy on television.

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