The Office

The Office

Season One

DVD - 2005
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A mockumentary-style glimpse into the daily interactions of a group of eccentric office workers.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2005
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9781417070473
Call Number: DVD F OFFI 2005
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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The British one is excellent, but Steve Carell takes Ricky Gervais' sleazy David Brent and creates the stupid, ridiculous, and cringe-y Michael Scott - which let's this American reboot stand on its own as a great show.

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May 10, 2018

This is a must watch for anyone that enjoys this genre of shows (parks and rec etc) and is easily accessible and binge worthy. Although I had some trouble getting into it at the beginning because I found some of the things just to be so cringe worthy that I had to stop watching. Although there are definitely still some scenes like that the show is too good to stop watching because of them. Being able to watch and follow the characters in the seasons to follow is fantastic and the introduction of new characters is well done. A fantastic and must watch series - @sweaterz of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Apr 04, 2017

When this show was fairly prominent as something to catch when you were flipping through the channels, I managed to never catch on to it. Now, that it's been gone a little while and perhaps because it's on Netflix, I've had several recommendations come my way and I couldn't ignore them.

The show is obviously hilarious. I wonder if it lacks some of the overall depth and enjoyability of greats like Seinfeld or even Friends. On the pure hilarity scale The Office may have both of them beat - almost crushed lol. However, I'm not sure if for me The Office will have the same longevity.

Steve Carell is hilarious and this show seems to prove a playground for whatever type of banter and idiosyncratic behaviour he seems to fancy. (May be equally true for him as an actor and his character.) Obviously the supporting cast is what makes the show possible and shan't be left out.

Season one contains six solid episodes, and it's nice to have a show good right out the gates rather than one I gave up on early on (see: Curb Your Enthusiasm). For me, I found "Basketball" to be particularly hilarious as they choreographed some funny stuff during the game and Steve Carell soaked some good juice out of being "that guy" who talks a good game and then air balls his jump shot as badly as is humanly possible (and then he has to try to maintain his 'coolness').

Also, one of the funniest moments came in The Pilot (or maybe ep2) where Steve Carell's character talks of his biggest inspirations... And God was one of them since he admires "people who made a difference in the world." Lol

Remains to be seen how hard I'm going to go after watching season two but there's no doubt The Office is a fun playground for interesting comedy.

Apr 16, 2016

Tried it, thought it was ridiculous and stupid....

PrimaGigi Apr 03, 2012

Like Parks and Recreation, I should have gotten into this hilarious series earlier.


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