The Office (2005–2013)

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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.

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 Dwight Schrute (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jim Halpert / ... (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Pam Beesly / ... (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Stanley Hudson / ... (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Kevin Malone (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Angela Martin / ... (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Phyllis Vance / ... (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Meredith Palmer (186 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Creed Bratton / ... (179 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Oscar Martinez (176 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Ryan Howard / ... (167 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Kelly Kapoor (160 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Andy Bernard (152 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Toby Flenderson (141 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Michael Scott (138 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Darryl Philbin (119 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Erin Hannon (102 episodes, 2009-2013)
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A remake of the hit 2001 BBC TV series The Office (2001), this is a mockumentary that documents the exploits of a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Made up of head chief Michael Scott, a harmlessly deluded and ignorantly insensitive boss who cares about the welfare of his employees while trying to put his own spin on company policy. With an office including the likes of various peers who have their own hangups, The Office (2005) takes a look at the lives of its co-workers: bored but talented salesman Jim, his mildly sociopathic, butt kissing enemy Dwight, mildly righteous receptionist Pam, and indifferent temp Ryan. Written by mystic80

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Hamish Linklater and Adam Scott auditioned for the role of Jim. See more »

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Michael Scott: That's what *she* said.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.96 (2011) See more »

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A pleasant surprise....six years later.
8 March 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of the British version of the Office. I remember looking forward to the American version when it first came out and being disappointed immediately to the point that I refused to watch it after the first episode. Almost 6 years later I gave it another go as people were telling me that it was actually quite good. I took the advice that I should start from season 2. This time around I enjoyed it more and gradually warmed to the characters that were basically copies of the British version. I can't believe that I would ever say this, but this show is as good as the British version. The bonus is that there is a lot more of it. It was certainly a knee-jerk reaction to give up on it so quickly, but it seems that a lot of people did. The Jim/Pam relationship is a clone of Tim and Dawn, but some of the pranks that they play on Dwight(Gareth in British version) are quite brilliant. There are certainly differences between the two versions, but generally the American version stays fairly true to the original.

If you loved the original, definitely give this a go.


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