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Anyone who thinks otherwise has a shit sense of humour.
Your username's really annoying as well, can you start using your old one again?
American office is far more fun as my thread proved.
I havent seen the american office
i like some british stuff more than their american equivalents
touching ireland > touching mexico
films about virus-infected peepz bringing humanity to near-destruction
strongly strongly disagreed
whiterussian is always correct.
so people endlessly comparing the two is pointless.
but I'm ill and struggling with comprehension today.
I just mean that the shows are entirely different animals so comparisons of the two are not necessarily sensible
but the american one is incredible when you get into the characters, especially from season 3 onwards...
Americans don't really do subtle, because their audiences don't understand things that aren't shoved in their faces with bright lights saying "LAUGH AT THIS".
Which is why Arrested Development got cancelled I spose.
had you said this in 2010, when the thread was relevant
the British one is far far better
series 5 of the office us is pretty weak. 2-4>6>1>5 haven't seen 7 or 8. Don't want to place the UK one in that.
The Michael Scott Paper Company
saved the season. also it has the best finale of any of the seasons.. one that would have been fitting as a series finale.
in as much Brent was not sympathetic and you did not always root for him, except for at the end, although he did show signs of humaness before hand he always overode it and mucked it up.
Michael Scott is quite often possible to root for, because although he fibs a lot he is also very genuine in his underlying feelings and its easier to see this.
The american office is far more light hearted and thus easier to laugh at, the english office is much more difficult.
I really like them both, but they are different beasts entirely in their tone
the amount of times I've almost punched my laptop recently watching the office us.
in that although he can be obnoxious/arrogant, at the heart of it it's just him trying to be liked but failing miserably. Like that episode where he takes the Swindon lot to the pub for lunch and no one makes any effort, feel a bit sorry for him then
for himself by going into cynical mode. He does finally come out at the end as fighting for the nice guy within him.
Before that there is the bit where he starts playing his guitar and they're all into it, although its disrupting the session the other guy is trying to hold.
Brent seems to lack confidence in being nice. Scott has evangelistic fervour about it
Scott is a far bigger cunt than Brent.
I never saw him as hateable......frustrating yes.
and there's the most awkward silence and Brent just whispers 'get the guitar' is one of the funniest bits in it
i hate gervais with every fibre of my being. also too cringey - it makes me want to die, in general.
american office has Pam and Jim, so therefore wins TV for all time. WHEN HE FINALLY ASKS HER OUT KFNKKJKD [insert .gifs of excited japanese girls]
I think I will always prefer the British sense of humour because it's more mean-spirited - it doesn't force you to sympathise with characters as much, the situations are generally more tragic and dark, and it doesn't feel as much of a need to temper the comedy with sentiment and schmaltz. Funny situations and characters, rather than people just trying to say clever and funny things. I think there's only so far you can take comedy in office blocks and apartments (The US Office, Friends) before you want something more imaginitive (Red Dwarf, Blackadder). Although for animated comedy we're way behind.