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natasha_theobald
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Steve Carell, but every time he does something Gervais-ish, like trying to finish someone's sentence, it just makes me miss the original.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. As much as the remake seems to have captured the spirit of the original, even in the sweet and suddenly emotional moment between Dawn and Tim (or whatever their names are in this version) I can't help but but think of the actors who originated the feel of the show.

That said, I'll definitely keep tuning in, but I have a feeling the show won't last. Having gotten so close to re-creating the akwardness and loosley ploted spirit of the original, it's just too wierd and unconventional to draw the kind of audience NBC is looking for.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you're probably right - I think it's way too unconventional to pull the kinds of numbers NBC will be looking for. And no, it's not as good as the original and probably never will be. But I'll be happy if we get one good season out of it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it wasn't on last night, and it's not showing up in any TV listings for at least the next two weeks. Did they axe this show already? Fuck's sake . . . this is why I despise network television Mad
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just came to the end of the episodes ordered. Last week's episode was billed as the last new one of the season.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Short season.

Well, our favorite black hole of suckitude, aka "Aint it cool news" reports it as being a "bubble" show, so I guess it's up in the air now. Hope it did well enough for a second season. I was rather starting to like it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe how fuckin good the 2nd season opener of the American "Office" was. I'm a huge fan of the British version, and when I heard about the remake, I was sure it would be crap. And while I was surprised that it was actually kinda good last year, THIS episode was actually on par with the stuff in the Gervais version. The tension, the laughs, the suprising emotion and sympathy, the poignancy - it was ALL THERE! If I were to rank all the "Office" episodes, both American and British, Tuesday's episode would probably break the top 5. I am shocked by how well they understand the spirit of the show and why it worked.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still like the original better, but yeah, this week's episode was damn solid.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do we never talk about this show anymore? Damn thing's as funny now as it ever was.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we don't talk about it because it's just the best show on TV, not going anywhere, and makes us all feel like we could never really be the best at our craft, because the writers of this show already are.

Misery promotes controversy, and this show ain't misery.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just me, or was last night's ep the best in quite some time?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not just you.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great episode in a season full of 'em, but there was no Toby. No way you can have a "best episode" possibility if Toby doesn't make an appearance.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the first season I've seen of this show and I really like it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome season finale, but again -- no fuckin' Toby. NO FAIR!
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Love that finale.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jenna Fischer goes and falls down some stairs and breaks her back in four places, but should be okay enough to film the coming season, according to IMDB. Now she'll really look ill at ease around Michael!

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta admit it. I welled up on Pam's last reaction shot. Just perfect.

Where can we all send her flowers on a quick recovery?

Love your "standards and practices" avatar, Will.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

natasha_theobald wrote:
I love Steve Carell, but every time he does something Gervais-ish, like trying to finish someone's sentence, it just makes me miss the original.
i must admit i didn't think anything could be as good as the original,but i do actually think the american version is very funny .the thing with the original is that you used to cringe at the stuff david brent would do and i get the same reaction to stuff steve carell does too Smile
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