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The Office: Season 01 ()

The American TV version of the award-winning British sitcom The Office opens by establishing its faux documentary format, as Michael Scott (Steve Carell), regional manager of a branch office of Dunder-Mifflin Paper, jumps through hoops to convince the filmmakers that he presides over a happy, well-running ship. This is but one of Michael's many pathetic self-delusions: he also thinks he's the epitome of "cool," he's convinced that everything he says is a laugh riot, and even worse, he actually labors under the misapprehension that he is qualified for his job. Meanwhile, Dunder Mifflin's employees inadvertently but efficiently put the lie to Michael's self-serving prevarications: sales rep Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) continually cooks up methods to undermine his hated cube-mate, the obnoxious know-it-all Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson); receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) continually deals with Michael's insensitivities and flubs; and office temp Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) acts mostly as an observer of the insanity around him. Some of the episodes in The Office's six-episode trial run carried over general plot ideas from the earlier British series, particularly the threat of wholesale downsizing that weaves through the various plots and subplots; however, only the pilot was a direct adaptation of one of the U.K. version's episodes. Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.667

Selective Humor

by feleciag on Aug 18, 2008

The Office is an comedy/drama. It is very entertaining as well as humorous. There are times when the type of humor used is funny to some people and inappropriate to others. Overall, I enjoy it and look forward to another season. Dwight and Jim's relationship is one to behold, and many of us sometimes want to be a big kid and do some of the exact things Jim does to Dwight. I enjoy this show because some of the little things that occur, happen in real life but most people won't react in the same fashion the characters in the office do although they may want to. It's a great show.


If you like the funny...

by greebs on Apr 16, 2008'll love The Office. This is one of the best shows on TV, and this is a great introduction to the dark humor of the show. Highly recommended.

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