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#1 Posted on 25.3.05 0157.56
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Just curious as to if im the ONLY person to watch this tonight. I guess the whole "not being funny is funny" thing is cool, but i didnt laugh once. Steve Carell is perfect for the role, but i still dont see myself tuning in again. thoughts?
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#2 Posted on 25.3.05 0715.58
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I haven't seen the original Office series even though I've been told to repeatedly. But watching this all I could think of was how it was like a non funny version of the Newsroom. I'm not sure what the appeal is.
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#3 Posted on 25.3.05 0754.53
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I watched it and liked it.
I liked when Steve Carell talked about the employees being his "chillen" and the black guy just looked at him like "what the hell?".
We all know people who say inappropriate and offensive things and have no clue they are being offensive. It's even worse when it's a boss that no one dares to correct.
I worry this will become a one-joke show though. Boss says something stupid, awkward pause, disbelieving stares, repeat cycle.
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#4 Posted on 25.3.05 0817.24
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It was okay. I chuckled a couple of times, even though it was a direct take-off of the first episode of the BBC version. I think they will start to branch off on their own with the next few episodes.

It's been said quite a lot, but if you haven't seen the original, it's worth the time.
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#5 Posted on 25.3.05 0900.13
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I haven't seen the BBC series, but having heard positive things about it and being a fan of Steve Carrell, I was looking forward to this.

I liked the show in general. At first, wasn't sure that I cared for it too much, but the more I reflect on it, the more I like it. For that reason, I'm not sure if it's going to catch on to well.

What worked:
I liked the "desk politics" between the two guys, especially the pencil "Maginot line" and when they were pounded down.
Also liked the "missing agenda" fax.
*Loved* the ending with the Jell-o and the mug.
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#6 Posted on 25.3.05 0930.48
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The first ep was a direct lift of one of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's original scripts. After this they go off in their own direction, so it should grow into its own show soon enough. Obviously I haven't seen the NBC version yet, but if it sticks close to the things that made the original such a hit then it can't go far wrong. And Steve Carell is the perfect surrogate David Brent.
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#7 Posted on 25.3.05 1052.50
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it was alright...I thought Steve Carell was more annoying than funny...nothing I need to see again.
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#8 Posted on 25.3.05 1717.53
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For anyone who hasn't seen the BBC original and wants to check it out, BBC America is running a mini marathon from noon to 4pm eastern tomorrow (Sat 3/26).
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#9 Posted on 28.3.05 1331.10
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Ratings info from IMDB.com

'The Office' Does Big Business

NBC's U.S. version of the British comedy hit The Office got off to an auspicious debut Thursday. Facing only so-so competition from CBS's coverage of NCAA basketball, The Office scored a 7.5 rating and a 12 share, beating the numbers for Joey (6.0/10) and The Apprentice (7.2/11), which preceded it, and helping NBC win the night. (Once again E.R. was the network's highest-rated show of the night with a 10.0/17 in the 10:00 p.m. hour.) Fox's special edition of American Idol, necessitated by a voting snafu earlier in the week, was the top-rated show of the night, scoring a 12.1/19, the highest rating the network has scored in the 9:00 p.m. period in seven years. CBS's basketball coverage averaged a 6.9/12. On Friday and Saturday, basketball ratings climbed, putting CBS ahead on both nights -- on Friday with an average 8.1/14 and on Saturday with a 7.3/13.

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Now the other big test is to see how many of that 7.5/12 will come back for the next episode.
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#10 Posted on 28.3.05 2236.15
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I'm probably gonna give it another chance...to see if it gets better or not. I'm hoping for the best, but am kinda leery goin into it. If not, no big loss, as Lost is back (finally), and it will only be a matter of time before they get back to Boston Legal. Besides, with Idol and House, my Tuesday viewing is pretty tied up...
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#11 Posted on 29.3.05 2105.14
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First real episode: strong third act; overall decent, but not real Office good. Steve's Chris Rock impression was awesome, but his trying to talk at the same time as the diversity speaker didn't come close to Gervais doing the same thing in the guitar~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ episode.
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#12 Posted on 29.3.05 2114.04
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"This is a welcoming community. Now get the hell outta here"
--Mike (Steve Carrel)

Mike: I'm 2/15 Native American Indian
Employee: That fraction doesn't even make sense.
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#13 Posted on 29.3.05 2359.28
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    First real episode: strong third act; overall decent, but not real Office good. Steve's Chris Rock impression was awesome, but his trying to talk at the same time as the diversity speaker didn't come close to Gervais doing the same thing in the guitar~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ episode.


Agreed. I liked The Office's first real outing. It wasn't the BEST, but it was really, really good. Scrubs/Office may prove to be a formidable comedy duo.
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#14 Posted on 30.3.05 0720.54
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Okay, this show has grown on me. Time to set up the VCR for another weekly show! (God, I need to get a DVR.)

The idea with the "race cards" was insane, but to have one as "Jewish" just capped it.
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#15 Posted on 30.3.05 1728.02
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Maybe moving The Office to Tuesday nights wasn't so good; according to the overnights (and Zap2It), "On NBC, "Scrubs" (4.3/7) and "The Office" (4.1/6) could only muster a fourth place finish."

The 10 minutes I was able to see of it was better than last week's episode.

If I were playing programmer at NBC, I'd lead it out of Joey and into the Apprentice. Better flow, but that's just my opinion.
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#16 Posted on 30.3.05 1807.13
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I have watched the first two episodes, and I gotta say, I like it. I was thinking that it would suck terribly, but it really wasn't all that bad. I got a couple of laughs out of it, and compared to the dreck that passes for sitcoms now, it was really good. I have always liked Scrubs, so this becomes a powerhouse hour of TV on Tuesdays for me.
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#17 Posted on 31.3.05 1709.36
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I just turned on USA Network and they seem to be running the first two episodes. I kinda hate that, I mean a show is even past its first season and its already being rerun on another network?
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#18 Posted on 31.3.05 2034.09
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    Originally posted by XPacArmy
    I just turned on USA Network and they seem to be running the first two episodes. I kinda hate that, I mean a show is even past its first season and its already being rerun on another network?


Repurposing the episodes on USA

A.) May attract viewers who missed the first-run
2.) May make more money for NBC Uni, increasing the odds the show stays on even if the initial NBC run is low-rated
D.) Keeps Walker, Texas Ranger reruns to a minimum

I'll take it.
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#19 Posted on 1.4.05 0331.38
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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Now the other big test is to see how many of that 7.5/12 will come back for the next episode.


Ouch. They scored an F- on that test.

From IMDB.com:

No 'Office' Party

NBC had a tough night at The Office Tuesday as its imported sitcom, which had shown promise with a strong debut last Thursday, virtually collapsed in its regular Tuesday-night slot. The sitcom, which received generally positive reviews, came in dead last in the ratings with a 4.1/6, losing to Fox's House, MD, which scored an 11.3/17 (and appears to be a genuine surprise hit for the network), CBS's Amazing Race, which garnered a 7.9/12, and even ABC's lackluster Rodney, which drew a 5.4/8. The top-rated show of the night once again was American Idol, which posted a 15.5/24. Together with House, Idol gave Fox a huge lead over its rivals Tuesday night.

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#20 Posted on 1.4.05 0336.28
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Am I the only one who remembers the endless "You're risking the patients LIFE!" commercials during the playoffs and World Series on Fox last fall? How can a show promoted that heavily be a surprise hit?
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