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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Dwight states that Jim Halpert "looks like the world's tallest hobbit." The character of Jim is based upon Tim Canterbury from the original UK version. Tim was played by Martin Freeman, who had already been cast as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). See more »

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Blasphemy! A Brit who likes this version as much as the original!
12 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the original "Office" I was, of course, skeptical about the American remake. We have many shining beacons to shows that have bombed badly when transferred across the ocean. However, pinch me I must be dreaming, this version of the show is actually very good. I should also point out that I'm British and, as blasphemous as it might be to my fellow countrymen, I believe that the US version to be every bit as good as the original with excellent casting and smart writing throughout.

The first season was a little spotty, especially when translating the British show verbatim. However, once the writers came up with original story lines and situations the, American, office really took off. The second season was an incredible achievement and is just carrying on where it left off in the third season.

Steve Carell is well suited to the role of Micheal Scott, lending his character a certain pathetic quality that even Gervais's David Brent did not have at times. The supporting cast is equally as good, especially Rainn Wilson as the assistant (to the) general manager, Dwight Shrute. Wilson deserved, at least, an Emmy nomination for his troubles.

If you dismiss the show out of hand then you will definitely be missing out on one of the best shows on TV right now.


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