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03-24-05, 11:46 AM (EST)
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"NBC's The Office"
I love the original BBC version so much and I am very skeptical that a US version will be able to live up to it, but I am going to give it a shot if only because of Steve Carell. He was always hilarious on The Daily Show and I am curious to see what he can do with the character of David Brent.

Show premieres tonight at 9:30 after The Apprentice.


Syren? she awesome.
I just hope they don't ruin it.

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 RE: NBC's The Office ginger 03-24-05 1
   RE: NBC's The Office SilverStar 03-25-05 2
       RE: NBC's The Office ginger 03-25-05 3
 RE: NBC's The Office munson 03-25-05 4
   RE: NBC's The Office HuckleberryHound 03-28-05 5
 RE: NBC's The Office Bebo 03-28-05 6
   RE: NBC's The Office ginger 03-29-05 7
   RE: NBC's The Office SilverStar 03-29-05 8

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ginger 22511 desperate attention whore postings
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03-24-05, 04:22 PM (EST)
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1. "RE: NBC's The Office"
I'm skeptical, as a HUGE BBC Office fan, but I also tend to agree with my local television critic, who was himself skeptical, but thinks the show is v. good....

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/03/24/DDG03BT6Q51.DTL




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2. "RE: NBC's The Office"
What'd you think of the premiere Ginger?
IMO, it paled in comparison to the BBC version, but that was to be expected. I giggled quite a few times, but it just didn't have the hilarious tension that the original possesed that made it so funny. I'm glad they are going to skew off in their own direction because trying to copy the brilliance of the BBC version would be near impossible. As with any new show I watch, I will give it a few more episodes before I make my decision on whether to continue watching or not.


Syren? she awesome.

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3. "RE: NBC's The Office"
I tried to watch as if I'd never seen the BBC show, and it certainly had a better script (since it is roughly the same Gervais script) than 95% of the sitcoms on right now. I didn't like it as much as the British version but I didn't hate it, either. Let's face it, the Totally Obnoxious Manager character is well-suited to an American, when you think about it. I thought the guy was pretty good, particularly since he didn't just try to be Ricky Gervais but read the lines in his own interpretation.

All in all, if there was nothing else on, I'd be okay watching it. It's about 100 times better than "Joey."



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4. "RE: NBC's The Office"
It just wasn't good. OK, it wasn't awful like the Americanized Coupling, which I LOVE.

I think the aura of Ricky Gervais hangs over the show. It's a star vehicle. Gervais is a star. This guy isn't. His timing was just off on a couple of the bits (the practical joke on the receptionist, for example) but he nailed the speaker phone call bit! For comparison's sake, imagine someone trying to do Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm. OK, bad example since Larry David is, well, Larry David, but Gerais is David Brent. Maybe once they start shooting original scripts....

I guess I need to just accept it for what it is instead of comparing it to the original masterpiece in 12 episodes plus a special.

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5. "RE: NBC's The Office"
Oh, No!
I missed the first one...
I have been really looking forward to this one.
I love the UK original.
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6. "RE: NBC's The Office"
OK folks, need some advice here...

I have the first episode of NBC's version on my DVR.

I also have all 6 of the BBC's version on my DVR (they ran a marathon this weekend).

Which should I watch first?



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7. "RE: NBC's The Office"
BBC!
BBC!

BBC!



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8. "RE: NBC's The Office"
I would say watch the NBC version first. You might get a few chuckles out of it instead of being disappointed and comparing it to the BBC version. Then you watch the BBC to see how it's really supposed to be done!


Syren? she awesome.

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