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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 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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The first season was filmed in actual office space located just above a sound-stage at the Chandler Valley Center Studios. The sound-stage was often used to replicate the Dunder-Mifflin warehouse, most notably in the "Basketball" episode. For the second season, an exact set replica of the original office was built on a sound-stage right next to the Warehouse set in the same building. See more »

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Michael Scott: That's what *she* said.
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Referenced in Conan: Hickory Dickory Danger (2010) See more »

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A Highly Unique, Original Series
1 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With so many jobs taking place in office buildings, this television series that is based on the Ricky Gervais created BBC series, takes aim at that and other aspects of the modern American workplace. Steve Carrell leads a large cast of talented actors that succeed in creating a smart, silly comedy that works.

Carrell is Michael Scott, the dim-witted boss of paper company Dunder Mifflin's Scranton, Pennsylvania branch. Rainn Wilson is Scott's odd second in command Dwight Shrute, a man who prides himself on knowledge of survival techniques and bears. Jim Krasinski is Jim Halpert, a salesman who has a crush on Pam(Jenna Schafer), the receptionist. These are only a few of the major characters in the ongoing, hilarious saga of Scranton at work.

Several story lines can take place in the course of a single episode, giving the show more chances at laughs. In one episode, for example, there are conflicts between members of the Party Planning Committee, Michael's usual antics of procrastination, and the secrets of two characters's affair. These just make the show more original than ones that have a single narrative.

Funny and intelligent, The Office is one brilliant spoof you should not miss.


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