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kentish
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Since: 19.8.05
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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    If you all think the show sucks now, why bother watching?

    Comparing it to the British version is stupid as well, since its an entirely different show. Same premise, but different in every way. Its like saying The Shield wasn't as good as The Wire. Both dealt with drug units and criminals, but are totally different shows.

I think it surpassed the British version around season 2, and this is coming from a guy who loved the British version with a passion. To the point of not even watching the US version when it debuted. But Seasons 2-4, maybe even 5 are some of the best comedy ever on TV, IMO. I can also understand why people (like my dad) who just don't get it.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.73
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    I can pointpoint exactly when the show went off the rails in my view, and it was when they came back from winter hiatus after the season 6 Christmas episode. Something was... different. (Paul Lieberstein was the new show runner?)


I just remembered my shark the jump. Michael dates Pam's mom. Dealbreaker. That wasn't even Pam's mom.

    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    If you all think the show sucks now, why bother watching?


It's been sandwiched between great shows for the last three years, and Steve Carell's departure and replacement was a big pop culture story.


    Comparing it to the British version is stupid as well, since its an entirely different show. Same premise, but different in every way.


Same premise. Same main four characters and a handful of others. Same pilot. Same overarching plot for the first 2.5 seasons. What kind of idiot would compare that?

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SchippeWreck
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.84
To StaggerLee's point, I'm not watching anymore. I fell off somewhere early last season and haven't bothered to catch up.

I stuck through some lean stuff ("WE HAVE TO STOP CHINA!"), but I eventually realized it wasn't making me laugh anymore.

If they announce that Michael is coming back for a finale arc, I'll tune in.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.53
    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by wannaberockstar
      This news is about seven seasons too late, honestly.

    This type of comment about The Office has to be at the top of the pantheon of over-the-top-hipster-like TV criticisms. It's right up there next to "the comic book was way better" and "it's not nearly as good as the British version."

    - StingArmy


You forgot the always popular - "This SNL cast isn't as funny and talented as (insert past group)"
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Same premise. Same main four characters and a handful of others. Same pilot. Same overarching plot for the first 2.5 seasons. What kind of idiot would compare that?


I think pretty much anyone is an idiot when you try to compare US/UK TV. The industries are just handled so differently. When you know you're only going to do 2.5 "series" (that are only 6 eps long) instead of hoping for 5+ seasons of 22-24 episodes you can obviously plan out everything ahead and have a tighter story. Could Ricky have keep the quality going over as long a time as the US version did? Maybe, maybe not.

It really is apples & oranges.



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kentish
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75
    Originally posted by Moss
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Same premise. Same main four characters and a handful of others. Same pilot. Same overarching plot for the first 2.5 seasons. What kind of idiot would compare that?


    I think pretty much anyone is an idiot when you try to compare US/UK TV. The industries are just handled so differently. When you know you're only going to do 2.5 "series" (that are only 6 eps long) instead of hoping for 5+ seasons of 22-24 episodes you can obviously plan out everything ahead and have a tighter story. Could Ricky have keep the quality going over as long a time as the US version did? Maybe, maybe not.

    It really is apples & oranges.

Look for similar discussions about Sherlock when Elementary debuts. Actually, I am sure there are complaints about that show already, sight unseen.
Freeway
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Since: 3.1.02
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#27 Posted on
The logical emotional closure point for The Office was the Jim & Pam wedding. Outside of financial considerations, I haven't the foggiest idea why they dragged out the end of the show for 84 episodes past that point.
Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.14
    Originally posted by Freeway
    Outside of financial considerations


I'm pretty sure that's the only answer that counts.
EddieBurkett
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Since: 3.1.02
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#29 Posted on
The show is still just as funny as its ever been... if you only watch the opening teasers. I wouldn't mind if they ended the show proper but just let the cast do two minute vignettes that they could slip in somewhere on Thursday nights. I'm guessing that wouldn't be worth the budget, though.



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