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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 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 / ... (142 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Michael Scott (139 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Darryl Philbin / ... (119 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Kelly 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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Four of the main cast members are originally from Massachusetts: Steve Carell (Michael Scott), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard) & Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor). Guest stars Nancy Walls (Carol Stills), Steve Carell's real-life wife and Andy Buckley (David Wallace), are also from Massachusetts. See more »

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30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the British show upon which this is based, so I'm daring to judge this show by its own merits.

Boy, do I like it. This is the best mockumentary comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Steve Carell is fantastic, and everything is wonderfully underplayed. I just worry that the show is too intelligent for American audiences, and won't last long as a result.

I'm hoping the network will foster this one like Fox has with Arrested Development, pushing it where it can, not expecting big audiences right off the bat, and allowing it to grow. I doubt if the show will grow beyond a cult hit, but hopefully that will be enough to keep it on the air for at least a few years.


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