The Office

The Office

Season One

DVD - 2005
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Based on the popular British series of the same name, the American version follows the daily interactions of a group of idiosyncratic office employees at the Scranton, Pa. office of the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company via a documentary film crew's cameras. Features earnest, but clueless, regional manager Michael Scott, who believes himself an exceptional boss, and his office staff, who tolerate Michael's inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2005
ISBN: 9781417070473
1417070471
Branch Call Number: DVD TV OFF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 10, 2018

Any words that I say about The Office is less than what it deserves. I just recently watched it, and I couldn’t lay off the screen for a moment! Although the name ‘The Office’ truly makes the viewers wonder what could be so interesting about it, the spin on how the crew and cast made it so ‘bingable’ is noteworthy. Afterall, it is simply a documentary about the American workplace, how could be so engrossing? A short summary of the answer: the characters. Michael, the hilarious and totally inappropriate boss in the workplace. Jim, the obvious prankster. Dwight, the hard worker who is also very serious and never in the mood for games (which only spurs jim on). Pam, the classic secretary (and so much more). All of them, including Phyllis, Meredith, Creed, Derryll, Kelly and Ryan, made the show so interesting! And although it is obvious that the documentary crew focused more on Michael, Jim, Dwight, and Pam, it never took away the essence of the other characters. Overall, I could watch this season over and over again, and never get tired of it. @thesoundofcolours of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The TV Show "The Office" , with Executive Producers as Steve Carell, Mindy Kailing and more, is one of the best shows that I have ever watched. Micheal Scott (portryed by: Steve Carell) is regional manager of fictional paper company "Dunder Mifflin". Dwight Shrute (Rain Wilson) is assistant to the regional manager and has a friendly war going on with Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) who pranks Dwight any chance he gets. Jim has a crush on Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) but she has a boyfriend. A camera crew follows them around documenting their everyday lives at the workplace. I give this show a 5/5. It is a light, hilarious show that is enjoyable anytime. It makes you laugh like crazy, but can make you cry. This show has everything in it, including romance as you see Jim fall for Pam and vice versa. I love this show! @flarrow_s of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Season 1 of The Office was a satisfactory start to the TV series. The first episode wasn’t the best debut a TV series could have; there wasn’t enough humour since The Office is supposed to be a sitcom, and the plot wasn’t very strong. The plot was supposed to establish the storyline for the entire season, but the idea of downsizing “the office” as the plot for the pilot episode, in my opinion, should’ve been saved for future episodes when viewers get a better sense of who the characters are and understand more about them since the idea revolves around the characters. I will say, though, that as the season progressed, the episodes got better and became more amusing as I got to see more of the individual characters and their personalities. They are definitely interesting and unique which makes for an engaging show, and they each bring their own type of humour (dark, mindless, etc.) to the show. The jokes can be offensive which some people are sensitive to, so The Office is not for everyone. 4/5 stars.
- @demi.god.on.a.mission of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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JOSEPH SARDO
Apr 04, 2017

When this show was fairly prominent as something to catch when you were flipping through the channels, I managed to never catch on to it. Now, that it's been gone a little while and perhaps because it's on Netflix, I've had several recommendations come my way and I couldn't ignore them.

The show is obviously hilarious. I wonder if it lacks some of the overall depth and enjoyability of greats like Seinfeld or even Friends. On the pure hilarity scale The Office may have both of them beat - almost crushed lol. However, I'm not sure if for me The Office will have the same longevity.

Steve Carell is hilarious and this show seems to prove a playground for whatever type of banter and idiosyncratic behaviour he seems to fancy. (May be equally true for him as an actor and his character.) Obviously the supporting cast is what makes the show possible and shan't be left out.

Season one contains six solid episodes, and it's nice to have a show good right out the gates rather than one I gave up on early on (see: Curb Your Enthusiasm). For me, I found "Basketball" to be particularly hilarious as they choreographed some funny stuff during the game and Steve Carell soaked some good juice out of being "that guy" who talks a good game and then air balls his jump shot as badly as is humanly possible (and then he has to try to maintain his 'coolness').

Also, one of the funniest moments came in The Pilot (or maybe ep2) where Steve Carell's character talks of his biggest inspirations... And God was one of them since he admires "people who made a difference in the world." Lol

Remains to be seen how hard I'm going to go after watching season two but there's no doubt The Office is a fun playground for interesting comedy.

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SarahDormat
Mar 01, 2017

A solid show that stands well on its own. Although, I do prefer the British version.

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bobbles1
Apr 16, 2016

Tried it, thought it was ridiculous and stupid....

PrimaGigi Apr 03, 2012

Like Parks and Recreation, I should have gotten into this hilarious series earlier.

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