The Office: Do you like this show?
November 21, 2017 4:10am CST
I have heard great reviews of The Office, with Steve Carrell as Michael Scott. I have now watched three of the six episodes. I am not enjoying this very much. I am wondering if I would like the British version better. Do you watch The Office? Did it take you awhile to get into it or did you like it right away?
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• Manchester, England
The British version (the original I may remind you) is absolute comedy gold. It is often a very uncomfortable watch but it absolutely nails the office environment and the characters within it. Ricky Gervais is so believable as the main character David Brent. His slightly uncomfortable demeanor and little looks to camera make you really believe you're watching a documentary.
• Manchester, England
@CoralLevang I watched the first couple of episodes of the American version but I think I'd been spoiled by the brilliance of the original. I think there are certain things we Brits do really well and that really toe-curling, uncomfortable comedy is one of them. While I love British sit-coms I also absolutely love American stuff like Cheers, Frasier, Big Bang Theory and I'm currently making my way through all 11 or 12 (can't remember exactly) seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Netflix. One of my all time favourites has got to be It's Garry Shandling's Show. I just loved the format. This is a TV show and we're not going to pretend otherwise.
• United States
I watched the series on and off. I did like the show, but didn't follow it as much as some of my family and friends. When they would comment on a recent episode it was lost on me. So I had to wait for reruns, often missed those too. Some of the episodes were totally not my cup of tea and often made me wish I had skipped over it.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I don't watch much TV so never watched it. I did hear a lot of talk about how great it was. I dislike modern day comedies with the exception of Big Bang Theory as they all seem to try to get laughs in a naughty way. I do like old comedies a lot like Happy Days and Lavern and Shirley. i love Lucy was so, so funny!
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
@CoralLevang - There was a really funny scene in which Steve Carrell and that other guy were throwing garbage at each other while looking for important documents at the city dump, but it wasn't enough to change my mind.