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Christoph Maria Herbst ...
 Bernd Stromberg (46 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Ulf Steinke (46 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Berthold Heisterkamp (46 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Mitarbeiter Müller / ... (34 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Erika Burstedt (25 episodes, 2004-2007)
Laurens Walter ...
 Lars Lehnhoff (24 episodes, 2005-2012)
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Not as good as the original, but far better than the US version
9 April 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I stumbled onto Stromberg purely by accident because I was curious whether they had dubbed "The Office" into German. I'm very surprised that this show wasn't officially connected to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant as it is so blatantly copied from the original (even including that recognisable pan across the front of the building in the opening titles)... However I have to say, having watched it, it works soooooooo much better in German than it does in the US version, which I find really over the top. I think the dry German humour is perfect for it. I do see how the 'documentary' feel is lost a bit like someone else here said, but I think the US version loses it completely. To me, it just looks like a US sitcom without a laugh track. But maybe I'm just saying that cause the UK version is too brilliant. I rate Stromberg highly, no where near as high as the original, but far above the US version. (Steve Carell is funny though)


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