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such a great programme isnt it. i havent seen it for ages and got the dvd and appreciate it so much
I've ever worked in, so excrutiatingly brilliant the first time I saw it.
I think I'm rare in disliking (wassisname? Martin Freeman's character) It's just that I think he's a bully to Gareth, who I think is really sweet.
Also, My flatmate, who's just moved out, looked just like Gareth. I was tactless enough to point this out the first day I met her...
She wasn't sure who I meant, so there was this awful moment when she googled Gareth, and actually realised she was separated at birth. The relationship between me and her never quite recovered.
For the love of God, take that back!
It's no fawlty towers, not even close
I was working as a temp in an office when it was on, and parts of it were horribly familiar.
The American version is a little different, but once you stop comparing it to the UK version and judge it on its own merits it's actually really good.
Fawlty Towers = 11/10
The Office = 10.5/10
The American Office = 5/10
the American one. Lots more characters to play with. OK - let the flaming commence.
is actually really good. I don't compare the two, but on its own the US version is pretty damn enjoyable.
the fact it's run for about 8 times longer than the British one means it's become it's own show now, rather than the direct copy of the UK one that the first series was.
The supporting characters make it, people like Creed and Toby the HR guy.
Not as good as the English one, but still pretty good.
I don't love it as much as some other people do but it's impossible to dispute how well it's put together and the depth of the scripts etc.
There's other shows I personally prefer more but if someone told me it was their favourite comedy show of the last 10 years (or indeed ever) I certainly woulnd't argue with them.
they are clearly quite different characters
between the 2 characters is that neither realises that they are a delusional, tragic loser. This is the case in quite a few sitcoms.