Contrary to popular belief, this show is not directly a remake of the BBC sitcom The Office (2001). The producers initially claimed that this show was an original production, but the BBC noticed similarities between this show and The Office. The similarities were so evident that the BBC threatened legal action against the show's channel ProSieben. Beginning with the second season, to avoid any legal issues, the text "Inspired by the UK BBC series The Office created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant" was added to the ending credits. See more »
I just wanted to say that everyone who has reviewed this television series so far is completely wrong. It is another great adaptation of the original Office(UK Version) and this German version clearly tries to copy the US version. In the UK version, David Brent is looked at as more of an annoyance, while in the US version, they make Michael Scott look like an idiot, but a lovable idiot. This German version tries to remake Michael but fails poorly.
Don't get me wrong, I love every version of The Office, but the US version is clearly the best. Props to Ricky Gervais for creating this series but the US version of The Office is much funnier than anyone out there. Anyone who disagrees either hasn't seen every version or just has a poor sense of humor.
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