The Office

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  1. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    after being told over and over how funny this show was and that i should be watching it i decided to watch a few episodes....OMG what a boring unfunny piece of crap show this is, i watched 3 episides and didnt laugh once, in fact i felt like drilling a hole into my forehead. am i missing soimething?
     
  2. smkspy

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    To put it nicely,

    Yes, yes you are missing something.

    To watch the Office is to watch character comedy. If you don't like that kind of comedy then it's not for you.

    Also, it helps if you have ever worked in an office.
     
  3. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    i guess so
     
  4. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    It depends on which season you're watching. And Smkspy is right, it's only for people who enjoy character comedy.
     
  5. shadow panther

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    i couldnt find any comedy in this show, i tried, i really did
     
  6. smkspy

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    The first season is rather slow. Though once the series gets rolling it get very funny.

    Jim's pranks on Dwight gets funnier and funnier.

    Michael Scott's self-depreciation is like a train wreck.

    Different strokes, I guess.
     
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    this show is my favorite show ever

    and i was kinda like you when i first saw a couple episodes

    like i watched a couple random eps on TV and i was like "is that it? when does this get funny????"

    after some time i decided to give it another chance via Netflix. Watched it from the beginning all the way through to the current episodes and i cant stop watching it. this show is hilarious and i love every bit of it. I recently went and started re-watching it from the beginning since the new eps were on break or whatever and i'm in season 4 so far

    this show is the best <3

    but yes. it is definitely about character. get to know the characters and you'll wonder how you ever lived without them lol

    it might be hard at first [thats what she said!] but once you get to know the characters and stuff it really is hilarious.
     
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    After watching (and really enjoying) the original, it was difficult for me to watch the U.S. version. I'm glad Steve Carrell is getting recognition for his brilliance, though.
     
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    I think The Office is great and I agree with everything everyone else has said.
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    The Office is one of the best shows to come along in a long time. Certainly much better than the overrated 30 Rock.
     
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    a person Is not amused.

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    Watch the British series. It's much better. I can't stand the American version.
     
  12. shadow panther

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    well i guess im in the minority then, maybe its because i never worked in a office? glad you all enjoy it.
     
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    I've watched both, and I love both for different reasons.
    It does help if you've worked in that kind of enviorment before, and it does help to watch it from the beginning, because it really is a character-driven show
     
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    I've never worked in a office. I'm still in school.

    Just out of curiosity, which series did you watch? The series with Ricky Gervais, or Steve Carrell? The American and British series have very different styles of humor. If you don't like one, you'll probably like the other.
     
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    i watched the US version.
     
  16. smkspy

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    You really don't even have to had worked in an office.

    Everyone has had that boss that thinks way too much of himself and his position.

    Everyone has had that annoying co-worker that they love to mess with and overreacts to pranks played on them.

    Everyone has had a co-worker they've crushed on.

    Everyone has had a co-worker that likes to drink a little too much.

    Both shows are exactly this only applied to an office setting where everyone has been working together for a really long time.
     
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    I fucking love The Office. It's one of the few television shows these days that I actually enjoy.
     
  18. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    The Office > All other television
     
  19. shadow panther

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    well glad you all love it, i guess im the sole minority here
     
  20. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Try 30 Rock. Funnier if you prefer conventional humor.
     

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