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Remake of one of the best shows ever?

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Postby Andy on Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:17 pm

Not crap at all, and I knew as soon as I saw this thread that it would have to get into the irrelevant "It's not as good as the British version".

Yes, it's gold. The Jim/Pam thing is played so perfectly. Dwight is masterful.
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Postby rocker654 on Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:32 pm

Not Crap. That is not an endorsement.
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Postby chrisc on Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:05 pm

Can't stop thinking of the BBC one when I watch it, so it doesn't do much for me. However, it made me laugh a couple of times last night. So I vote you not crap Office show. This time....
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Postby unarmedman on Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:40 am

So, a "supersized" episode tonight. Jim and Pam, working together again.

I gave this show high praises for kicking off a third season quite well, especially given the cliffhanger season 2 left us with. But after the first couple of episodes this show has completely failed to impress me this season.

The show has lost much of its 'documentary' feel, by jumping between usually 3 or 4 locations per episode. The main plots haven't been the most side-splitting. They've relied almost solely on interoffice relationships to drive the sub-plots (Jim & Pam, Jim & the new girl, Roy & Pam, Dwight & Angela, Ryan & Kelly, Michael & Jan, Michael & the realtor lady)...I mean, wtf? This isn't The Young and the Restless.

I'm hoping with everyone in ONE office (finally), that it will regain some of its character. But please...ease off on the soap opera love triangle crap.

I've ordered up some waffles for this show...
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Postby John George Peppers on Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:24 pm

I loved the BBC version and I was convinced that NBC would fuck it up. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the first few episodes. I didn't think it was that great but at the same time I was shocked that it was actually passible.

Now, 4 seasons in, this show has matured into a monster. I think the episodes they are putting out now are fantastic. The characters have developed well and I loose it almost every time Creed speaks.
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Postby alandeus on Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:40 pm

John George Peppers wrote:I loved the BBC version and I was convinced that NBC would fuck it up. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the first few episodes. I didn't think it was that great but at the same time I was shocked that it was actually passible.

Now, 4 seasons in, this show has matured into a monster. I think the episodes they are putting out now are fantastic. The characters have developed well and I loose it almost every time Creed speaks.
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Postby Johnny C on Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:41 pm

Creed Bratton is one of my favourite characters currently on network television.

It's a series that took a little while to come into its own but has established itself very nicely. Not crap.
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Postby lemur68 on Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:14 pm

John George Peppers wrote: I loose [sic] it almost every time Creed speaks.
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That guy doen't look a damn thing like Scott Stapp.
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Postby unarmedman on Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:41 am

I agree that this season has started off decently. I still have reservations about giving it the heartfelt NC that I did some time ago, but its worked somewhat to redeeming itself. Note that a ton of characters did not return this season or had roles that were significantly diminished...which was a much needed change.
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Postby John Houlihan on Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:12 am

Can't vote. Won't watch. BBC version is friggin' genius. Ricky Gervais is the only boss I'll ever work for.

My fear is that if the NBC version was even a tiny bit less subtle, it wouldn't work.

That being said...can't judge it. Haven't seen it.
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Postby unarmedman on Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:25 am

It's become much less subtle than at least the 1st season of the BBC version. I don't think season 2 or the special were that subtle. And there hasn't been anything as memorable as "Hat F.M."
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Postby madlee on Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:58 am

Both are good, perhaps the original is better, for a few reasons.

1. it was first so our impressions were built off of it.
2. it was a shorter run, hence tighter.

I just signed up for netflix last week and I watched the first few episodes of the USA office on the watch it now feature. my impressions are that it is a lot more similar when it first started than now. Carrel's character is pretty much the same as Gervais' in the first few episodes. There's the same type of awkward watching someone make an ass of themselves type of humor.

It seems like it takes a few seasons for the USA office to establish its own sense of style/humor. Carrel's character in later episodes isn't a douche anymore.
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Postby Andy on Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm

Creed is God made flesh. He also was in the Grass Roots. "Midnight Confessions," very not crap!
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Postby CJMcG on Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:32 am

It really makes the British version look "sad" or too realistic.
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Postby El Protoolio on Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:40 am

Dr. Venkman wrote:Can't vote. Won't watch. BBC version is friggin' genius. Ricky Gervais is the only boss I'll ever work for.


Ricky Gervais is the executive producer. His hand has guided the show the entire time. Yes it's different, but it's worth watching. It can be really, really fucking funny.
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Postby El Protoolio on Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:43 am

Christopher J. McGarvey wrote:It really makes the British version look "sad" or too realistic.


Or not as funny.

Yeah I said it. The American version is funnier.
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Postby unarmedman on Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:30 am

NBC has nothing like this.
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Postby Andy on Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:16 am

Speaking of which, what's this headline about?

Simply Red to split after next tour: Hucknall

They were still active?
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Postby oxlongm on Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:19 am

El Protoolio wrote:Ricky Gervais is the executive producer. His hand has guided the show the entire time.


Nah.

http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-theof ... 5940.story

Gervais and Merchant get exec-producer credit, but had no creative input at all for the first season or two (aside from the early episodes that were adapted from the British scripts). I'm not sure if they've written any episodes since the one mentioned in that story.

Yes it's different, but it's worth watching. It can be really, really fucking funny.


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Postby Intense Singer on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:23 pm

I'm pretty sure tonight's episode was terrible, but as always, I need the PRF's opinions to validate mine.
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