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    The Office

    Has anybody seen The Office, a new series on BBC America? It's done in mockumentary style, a la "Spinal Tap" with similarly dense characters.
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    I haven't seen it yet, but the commercials look hilarious. Have you seen it yet candor? Care to share an opinion with us?
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    I've seen it, and love it! David and Gareth crack me up something awful And poor Tim breaks my heart, he's so in love with Dawn. It's =painfully= funny, and the characters are so richly drawn. I'd like to have the series on DVD.

    I love mockumentaries -- Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, even Blair Witch. It always amazes me how natural they can "act."
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    This show is great! But the humor is very subtle and you have to watch closely to figure out what's going on if you're jumping in somewhere in the middle.

    It's one of those shows where you can watch the episodes more than once and get something new and funny from it each time.

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    Originally posted by brenda
    It's one of those shows where you can watch the episodes more than once and get something new and funny from it each time.
    Yeah, especially if you have trouble with their accents (which I do, even though my husband is English).
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    Yes, these are multi-dimensional characters -- people we'd actually know and office politics we've all played.
    As for the accents, here's a little trick I use when I can't understand The Osbournes: closed-captioning.
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    I absolutely love "the Office" ... it's hilarious as ya got to know the characters & I just love it.

    I really love the british sitcoms like The office, Keeping up appearances, Coupling etc.... I love the dry humor, it's funny.

    Love your avatar candor..... :-D hehe =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyndemere
    I absolutely love "the Office" ... it's hilarious as ya got to know the characters & I just love it.

    I really love the british sitcoms like The office, Keeping up appearances, Coupling etc.... I love the dry humor, it's funny.

    Love your avatar candor..... :-D hehe =)
    I love Britcoms. "Red Dwarf" is a classic, and "KUA" and "Coupling" are ones I watch regularly as well. I've seen "The Office" a few times as well.

    They're supposed to be making Yank (American) versions of "Coupling" and "The Office". Supposed to be the exact same show only with American actors. Somehow it just won't be the same without the British accents.
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    I'm deathly afraid they'll turn "Coupling" into an American soap opera somehow, to better suit the "mainstream" American audience... I love the British version & yeah I think you're right.... I don't know if it'll be the same without the accents :-))
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyndemere
    I'm deathly afraid they'll turn "Coupling" into an American soap opera somehow, to better suit the "mainstream" American audience... I love the British version & yeah I think you're right.... I don't know if it'll be the same without the accents :-))
    If you're familiar with "Red Dwarf", then you might have heard that they were in the process of making an American pilot for a possible conversion series. But they scrapped it about halfway through. I was tooling around on the net one time and found a website that supposedly had the script for that episode... and it was basically the same as the British pilot, only without all the British jokes. It just wasn't the same, so if that was true, I'm glad they decided not to do it.
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