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Apr 22nd, 2005 06:22 PM
Rez well, it wasnt a letdown because i wasnt expecting much, but it turned out to be decent.

not a shadow of the original, but some worthwhile laughs in it, too.
Apr 20th, 2005 09:51 PM
Esuohlim I'd like to point out that this show is beyond awesome, and if it's half as good as the British version then I'm going to go buy it on DVD right now.
Mar 30th, 2005 04:33 PM
bute2005 I just watched the show for the first time last night and I laughed my ass off. It was the one where they had the diversity coach or whatever.
Mar 30th, 2005 03:14 PM
Zebra 3 Saw it for the first time last night. The eppy which had the staff with race cards stuck on their foreheads. Funny stuff and SolidSnakeASS is gay.
Mar 29th, 2005 11:39 PM
executioneer whats next, a US version of Spaced
Mar 29th, 2005 08:54 PM
thebiggameover
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Originally Posted by pjalne
And if I can sit in Norway and understand every single Bristish expression and reference, I see no reason why US audiences shouldn't be able to.
you see, we have a place here in the usa called "the bible belt". and in this belt, all things that are not made in the US are evil and should be cast to hell. also all things black, brown, and gay. and we all know if your show is gonna do well, you gots to have the bible belt. how do you think bush won?
Mar 29th, 2005 08:42 PM
Krythor A remake of Father Ted is seriously the most ludicrous bullshit I've ever heard in my entire life.

I mean, it's not how God intended it to be.
Mar 29th, 2005 04:41 PM
Dixie Apparently there will be a US version of Father Ted. I'm not too excited about it but I'll give it a chance. We'll see where this version of The Office takes us.
Mar 29th, 2005 06:16 AM
Dole So many English sitcoms have had american versions made, most of them never last beyond a couple of episodes...this one lokks like it is slightly more credible.....but if an american audience has seen and enjoyed the original, what is the point of remaking it? Its never going to be as good.
....if a US version of Alan Partridge is ever attempted, I would be compelled to holiday in the US and shoot everyone involved with it until they were killed to bits.
Mar 27th, 2005 10:54 PM
Rongi
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Originally Posted by Slinky Ferret
Rongi how many episodes did you watch of the British version?
my sister and her bf made me watch every single episode.
Mar 27th, 2005 08:36 PM
MetalMilitia
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Originally Posted by Slinky Ferret
Rongi how many episodes did you watch of the British version?

There are some absolutely hilarious scenes in some of them, especially when they have team meetings. I'm curious to see the american version.

To be honest the first time the office was on I turned the channel over. But eventually I watched all the episodes. It takes a little getting used to, but there are some moments that had me in hysterics. Is there no Gareth and Tim type characters in the america version? If not that sucks! They had some of the best bits!

Also if its anything like the British version, you may find yourself cringing at various points.
I hope they do the bit with the motivational team meeting thingy where david brent gets his guitar. That was brilliant.
Mar 27th, 2005 08:10 PM
LacrimansTaurne
Mar 27th, 2005 07:54 PM
Sam What channel was the new one on?
Mar 27th, 2005 07:51 PM
Slinky Ferret Rongi how many episodes did you watch of the British version?

There are some absolutely hilarious scenes in some of them, especially when they have team meetings. I'm curious to see the american version.

To be honest the first time the office was on I turned the channel over. But eventually I watched all the episodes. It takes a little getting used to, but there are some moments that had me in hysterics. Is there no Gareth and Tim type characters in the america version? If not that sucks! They had some of the best bits!

Also if its anything like the British version, you may find yourself cringing at various points.
Mar 27th, 2005 05:31 PM
Rongi for the record i didnt like the british version at all. brit comedy rarely does anything for me with the exception of monty python. i didnt see this version either but i dont intend to :/.
Mar 27th, 2005 04:28 PM
ScruU2wice yeah I think this show is going to be carried by steve carell.

I didn't bother to watch it because I figured it would just be like 14 minutes of awkward silence and a few minutes of dialogue that would lead up to it, because that's what I heard on conan. I heard nothing but bad stuff about it on another board but I think I might give it a shot. I bet your view on it really depends on wether you've seen the original version.
Mar 27th, 2005 03:20 PM
pjalne
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Originally Posted by Esuohlim
I never saw the British version, but I liked what I saw on Thursday. It's probably because I hate how bad TV usually is.
Yeah, and I don't know if this version of The Office is a good thing or not. On one hand, it's a much better product than most stuff available, and thus raises the bar, on the other hand it's completely pathetic that a country with that big an entertainment industry has to take concepts from other countries to do so.
Mar 27th, 2005 03:11 PM
Immortal Goat
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Originally Posted by Royal Tenenbaum
People liked this? Wow, that's pathetic. Not only did it ruin of all the funny things it took, it added shit that was ambysmal. The standard of humour has been lower. I didn't laugh once at this shit, while every episode of the original Office made me laugh until I cried.
I AM SORRY THAT NOT EVERYTHING HAS THE SAME HIGHBROW SENSE OF HUMOR AS THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS!
Mar 27th, 2005 02:57 PM
Mockery The first episode is supposed to be the only episode that they "remade", after that it's supposed to go in a completely different direction. Why they remade just the first one, I don't know... maybe to pay homage to the original perhaps? Regardless, seeing Steve along with that weird guy from Six Feet Under on a weekly basis is definitely somethin I'll be looking forward to :o
Mar 27th, 2005 02:51 PM
Esuohlim I never saw the British version, but I liked what I saw on Thursday. It's probably because I hate how bad TV usually is.
Mar 27th, 2005 12:51 PM
Krythor Much better.
Mar 27th, 2005 12:41 PM
AChimp The British version is better.
Mar 27th, 2005 10:12 AM
pjalne I just downloaded and watched the first episode, and I really don't see what the point in remaking it was. It's basically the same show, just less subtle and with US accents. And if I can sit in Norway and understand every single Bristish expression and reference, I see no reason why US audiences shouldn't be able to.

I love Steve Carell, but I was kinda surprised he chose to play the boss as a raving monkey and downplay the sly patheticness of the original. Still, that's his take on the character, and there's no real reason why he shouldn't make it his own. He did a good job on the prank scene. What I have a problem with is the way everybody's got a toe planted in sit-com conventions, so nothing feels 'real' the way the original did.

All in all, really unnecessary but not as bad as it could have been.
Mar 26th, 2005 08:50 PM
ziggytrix many, many times
Mar 26th, 2005 08:45 PM
Rongi did anyone ever tell you that you're a cunt
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