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24-09-2006
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I love both versions, but of course all the credit for the "original" version I own the 2 seasons and the Christmas specials and it's so amazing, I can always watch them again and again and never get bored. Mr. Keenan has to be my favourite? Will there ever be a boy that can swim faster than a shark?


I love US version as well, they have really funny supporting characters like Creed, Meredith and so on. The 3rd season premiere was hilaaarious, but I guess Oscar is going to be away for awhile now
and of course I would be crazy if I wasn't rooting for Jim/Pam But I hope they won't end up together too soon, that would be just boring since there wouldn't be any surprises left then

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I can't believe there was so much fuss when the Office premiered here in the US... especially since Gervais was behind both of them. Fans of the original were so offended by the start of the second version that I wonder if it was really given a chance.

Nonetheless, it has to be said that Gervais is a real comedic genius. He took one great idea and made two distinct and very funny (and even at times quite poignant) shows from it.

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That's cool that he's behind both versions! He does a very good job of putting an american spin on the nbc show. like when jim is at his new office and puts his coworkers calculator in jello, instead of that being just a ha-ha moment, the coworker goes nuts and gets violent. pure genius!

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^ I liked the one where they put Dwight's stuff in the vending machine and buy it so that he can't take it back.

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HAHA! how on earth did i miss that?!?! youtube...here i come...

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^ It's worth it. I've loved every episode, especially Booze Cruise!

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I love this show! It's hilarious. One of my favs . The new season is great.

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this show is sooo funny. I watch it when I'm having a bad day and I totally laugh. I really love how they use silences to make you laugh. People are just shocked into silence at what their co-workers do on the show. They just look at each other so funny

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The episode "Branch Closing" is by far one of my favorites...

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^ Same here!

I can't believe how much my opinion of the show has changed since the beginning. Reading my earlier posts, I now feel the exact opposite. IMO, "The Office" is the now only comedy worth watching on television. The show has really come into its own with the second season. There are so many standout episodes: "The Dundies," "Casino Night," "The Secret." In the beginning, it was relying to much on the original version and the dynamic between the BBC characters. Now in the third season, they are definitely changing it up a bit. They're still following the BBC version's merging of the two branches into one. Hence, the episode called "Branch Closing."

The character of Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell), is just as uncomforable and awkward as his counterpart David Brent in the original. But, he's a lot more likable and capable than Brent. The addition of Ed Helms (from The Daily Show) has been nothing but good. Plus, the relationship between Jim and Dwight is just as funny Tim and Gareth's. And if I might say, the pranks are even funnier. Just watch the following videos

Spoken Pranks - http://youtube.com/watch?v=G6JsljkbMwI
Gaydar - http://youtube.com/watch?v=UZOQQnv3f...elated&search=
Future Dwight - http://youtube.com/watch?v=DCEDh-Vo_jk


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Nonetheless, it has to be said that Gervais is a real comedic genius. He took one great idea and made two distinct and very funny (and even at times quite poignant) shows from it.
Actually, Ricky Gervais has very little to do with the concept/concepts of the American version except writing the pilot, which is just a copy of one of the episodes of the British version.... Though, he and his writing partner (I forget his name) are writing a future episode of "the office."

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^^I agree. This is the funniest show on television right now! I am totally addicted and in love with this show! this episode was one of the best EVER and I cannot wait to see the next week's episode (JAM is baaack!)

And I have said this several times and I'll keep repeating it as often as it takes, but many of friends that love the UK one saw the first couple of episodes of the US version and got scared and refuse to watch it further. It is such a shame. I think it was a mistake that eg. the first episode was so similar to the first episode of the original series... I myself consider that the first episode of the american workplace is the worst episode of that series.. Second episode was far better and 2nd season is just brilliance, just as 3rd.. This far at least!

Here's the promo trailer for next week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBjVrcMpca8

LoveMyBoots, future dwight was soooo funny. I was like OMG, Jim's pranks made a comeback!

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I love the "JAM" relationship too!! Jims character is soo adorable and john krasinski is the perfect for the role.

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erin_k, yeah, John is amazing(and super hot in a geeky sort of way!) and so is Jenna! The Office is really the only show I'm obsessively following right no, I just have to see every episode...! I heard that Thursday's episode is 10mins longer so yay for that! I just can't wait the Jim/Pam scenes, finally!

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have you seen the promos for next week? the first one is a little heartbreaking, if I might say...

JAM-centric... http://video.nbc.com/player.html?dlid=43615
Merger... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Wcv...elated&search=

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^^ yeah I think I posted the 2nd link earlier, but the vid from the nbc website was completely new to me... Thanks!

I wonder how they are going to play this Jim/Pam/Karen thing... I mean is Karen going to be the "Rachel" (referring to Tim/Dawn/Rachel storyline in the British).. But of course we already had Jim/Pam/Katy storyline that had similarities to the original version. Of course I hope and think that they will come up with something totally new (just as long as Karen and Jim DO NOT get together )

What I'm wondering is who they add as regulars! This far the "new people" have only been credited as "guest star Rashida Jones" etc


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