The Office (US)

The Emmy Award-winning American version of the show premieres Wednesday November 15, 8pm on TV3.

Executive produced by the creator of the original British version Ricky Gervais, comes a fly-on-the-wall ‘docu-reality’ parody about modern American office life which delves into the lives of the workers at a paper supply company in Pennsylvania.

Regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is a single, middle-aged man who is the boastful tour guide for the documentary. Michael believes he is the office funny-man, a fountain of business wisdom and his employees’ cool friend. He has no clue that his employees tolerate his inappropriate behaviour only because he signs their pay-checks.

The US version of The Office premieres Wednesday November 15 at 8pm on TV3.

Based on the award-winning BBC hit comes the Emmy Award-winning American version of the show, which looks into the foolishness that plagues the 9am to 5pm world.

I feel in love, or should that be hate, with David Brent and the staff of the Office because it was a comedy with a difference. No laugh tracks at all.

Infact, all the laugh out loud moments were based on cringe and embarassment which made it a fairly unique show. David Brent is possibly the most unlikeable character ever created in a TV show.

The US version is a rip-off and it did take me a few episodes to get used to it. Now I like it just as much as the original. Steve Carrell (40 Year Old Virgin) plays the boss and is a far more likeable character
than the boss in the British version.

In the first series alot of the jokes and storylines are total rip-off’s from the British series but in series 2 the American writers get the idea of what the show is all about and they write a very watchable show.