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 Post subject: Re: The Office
PostPosted: Sun June 05, 2016 10:45 pm 
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I like Pam, Jim and Dwight more than their English counterparts based on that first episode.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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The UK version is hilarious at times, but needlessly morose and condescending to the characters. Like a group of comedians who avoided office jobs their whole lives sat down and wrote out exactly how horrible they imagined it would be.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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I've had a lot of office jobs. They are pretty much that bad.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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Well then I guess you should watch the UK version


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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Of course neither the US nor UK versions can hold a candle to the French Canadian one:



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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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I remember talking to my wife about the UK version a year after we moved to the UK and how that series nailed so perfectly. In the office jobs I had (and hers) there were so many parallels and The Offioce pitched it exactly right. Depressing yes. Condescending I don't think so. I have met and worked with nearly every character there and I don't believe the show exaggerated at all.

The US version I have only seen a couple of episodes and maybe not even a whole episode in full. The tone didn't resonate with me as The UK version did. This may be cultural or due to my sensibilities.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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Hmmm, maybe England and wherever joey is from are just way more depressing places than where I'm from.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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Wait, I'm from Dundalk, MD, so that is actually impossible.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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The real question here is where does The Office (US version) rank on the greatest TV shows of all time list?


For me, and this is just for me, I rank it number 3. ( This is for comedies.) Below All in the Family and Seinfeld.


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bart wrote:
The US version is way better.


C'mon bart.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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durdencommatyler wrote:
The real question here is where does The Office (US version) rank on the greatest TV shows of all time list?


For me, and this is just for me, I rank it number 3. ( This is for comedies.) Below All in the Family and Seinfeld.

The Office (US) is so much better than Seinfeld it's not even funny.


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The Office (US) is [...] not even funny.

I agree

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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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durdencommatyler wrote:
The Office (US) is [...] not even funny.

I agree

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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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Peak Seinfeld episodes are so good.

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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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I guess. Seems pretty overrated to me. But what do I know.

*goes back to watching Pitch Perfect*


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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I started a slow moving re-watch of this entire series starting Jan 2016. Almost a year later I'm on Season 8, the one with Robert California. I gotta say, I'm enjoying the later seasons more than I thought I would. I mean, seasons 1 through 4 were pretty flawless, and the show did go down a bit afterwards, but these episodes are better than I remember them. If anything, I think season 5 may be one of the biggest drop offs between seasons. With the secondary characters getting more time, and it not just being about the sad case of Michael Scott, the show moved on quite nicely. I was too harsh on it the first time around (after season 4).

So far I think my rankings may go something like:

S3
S4
S2
S1
S6
S7
S5
S8*

* Have not finished s8 or started the rewatch of s9.


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durdencommatyler wrote:
I like Pam, Jim and Dwight more than their English counterparts based on that first episode.

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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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durdencommatyler wrote:
wease wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
The real question here is where does The Office (US version) rank on the greatest TV shows of all time list?


For me, and this is just for me, I rank it number 3. ( This is for comedies.) Below All in the Family and Seinfeld.

The Office (US) is so much better than Seinfeld it's not even funny.

And VEEP is in at number four.


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Top 10 TV Comedies:

The Simpsons
SNL
Louie
Kids In the Hall
The Cosby Show
Seinfeld
It's Mr. Show With Bob & David/...With Bob & David (I'm combining the two shows)
The Office (US version)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Arrested Development

Veep gets spot 11, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: The Office
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Arrested Development's last season keeps it off my list


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