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Old Mar 27th, 2005, 10:12 AM       
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.
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