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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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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LPL_Sarah
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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