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The american version of The Office was on last night, and guess what

(6 Posts)
turquoise Fri 25-Mar-05 21:55:14

It was surprisingly good! Toned down a lot, and the David Brent character was much less OTT, and imho better for it. The die hard office fans I know all hated it though.

hunkermunker Fri 25-Mar-05 21:56:07

Apparently Ricky Gervais loves it - where was it on? I'd love to see it!

turquoise Fri 25-Mar-05 22:00:31

NBC America - but I should think it's available on the net too.

TinyGang Fri 25-Mar-05 22:01:33

Couldn't understand why they made an American version though. We get American sitcoms here not re-made especially for us.

jamiesam Fri 25-Mar-05 22:01:36

Never guessed that it would be good. I hate cringing, so might have enjoyed it more that the (lovely) original. Presume it's not on terrestrial?

turquoise Fri 25-Mar-05 22:04:38

I was expecting it to be awful. It was less cringey, without being totally blanded out. Less big laughs though too, but one or two excellent new bits.
I haven't seen any reviews yet though, so I don't know what the americans made of it - although the original on BBC america was a big cult success.

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