Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.
David Gervais is the boss of a Papiers Jennings branch in the Montreal suburbs. His bad humour is either embarrassing or offensive. With rumours of downsizing, he must cope with his ... See full summary »
Not as good as the original, but far better than the US version
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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