Jump to content

The Office with Ricky Gervais


Faron
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have both series and the Christmas Special on dvd but the 2nd series disc got scratched somehow (:crying: ) so I`ve ordered it for £5 from Playcom.

 

Took me a while to get into but one of the funniest programmes shown on British TV for absolutely years IMO :bowdown:

 

Not everyone gets the documentary style comedy but it really is some of the funniest stuff ever, again IMO :tumbsup:

 

Everyone must of seen the dance scene at sometime, somewhere

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6P-lwS0lQ

 

Classic stuff :tumbsup:

 

Anyone else like this show? :unsure:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Never seen the Brit version, but have to admit I LOVE the US version of this show. I often note how there is nothing on TV... but this is one show I do love to watch.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Never seen the Brit version, but have to admit I LOVE the US version of this show. I often note how there is nothing on TV... but this is one show I do love to watch.

 

Never really watched the US version but have read good reviews on it. :)

 

The original Brit version is classic Brit sense of humour, don`t know if that makes it funny or not? :lol:

 

Is to me though! :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've never seen the British version either but it certainly seems that the US version of "The Office" is one of the few times where American TV adopted a Brit show and didn't screw it up. (The others being "All In The Family" and "Three's Company")

 

Ricky Gervais is a pretty funny fella -- he was a guest character on "The Simpsons" a season or two ago as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've never seen the British version either but it certainly seems that the US version of "The Office" is one of the few times where American TV adopted a Brit show and didn't screw it up. (The others being "All In The Family" and "Three's Company")

 

Ricky Gervais is a pretty funny fella -- he was a guest character on "The Simpsons" a season or two ago as well.

 

Gervais has never been funnier than in The Office, laugh out loud, really makes you cringe with his embarrasing, bullshit office banter, I`m blushing thinking about it, brilliant :tumbsup:

 

Everyone probably knows someone like David Brent (his character) in real life, I probably work with one or two of them :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • My Little Pony
The Uk version is one of my all time favourites. Ive also got all the dvd's. The first time i saw it i was just "what the?!"... , however the 2nd time i couldnt stop laughing.

The US version is decent, but the original UK version craps all over it..

Yeah, it took me an episode to get into it - i wasn't used to the mockumentary style - but I love it. I saw the first season of the British Office, I haven't seen the second, whereas I've seen up to season four of the American Office. They're both bloody hilarious.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brilliant show, great, well written and cringingly embarassing stuff at times. Not being pro British here, but the UK version was much much better than the US version, which I thought didn't translate nearly half aswell, mainly due to bloke playing the lead role was nowhere near Ricky Gervais's fantastic character, which made the whole show so, great.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brilliant show, great, well written and cringingly embarassing stuff at times. Not being pro British here, but the UK version was much much better than the US version, which I thought didn't translate nearly half aswell, mainly due to bloke playing the lead role was nowhere near Ricky Gervais's fantastic character, which made the whole show so, great.

I honestly can't compare as I'm yet to see the UK one but I think Steve Carell is freakin' brilliant in the US one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brilliant show, great, well written and cringingly embarassing stuff at times. Not being pro British here, but the UK version was much much better than the US version, which I thought didn't translate nearly half aswell, mainly due to bloke playing the lead role was nowhere near Ricky Gervais's fantastic character, which made the whole show so, great.

 

 

For those who have worked in offices like this... its scary how realistic some of it is and how you can relate.

 

The support cast, esp Tim and Gareth, do fantastic performances also.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Office is one of the best ever. I loved Tim - he sums up the whole dry British sense of humour in a nut shell (or in jelly if you prefer!). The US version was OK but once you've seen the best you forget the rest! My boss is totally David Brent - even down to the dancing / singing round the office. God help me!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brilliant show, great, well written and cringingly embarassing stuff at times. Not being pro British here, but the UK version was much much better than the US version, which I thought didn't translate nearly half aswell, mainly due to bloke playing the lead role was nowhere near Ricky Gervais's fantastic character, which made the whole show so, great.

I honestly can't compare as I'm yet to see the UK one but I think Steve Carell is freakin' brilliant in the US one.

 

Yeah Carell is good, but the more stripped-down documentary style of the UK version actually makes it seem more lifelike. I like both, but the original UK version is probably my fave ever comedy show. And Extras is every bit as good, even the movie version - which is brilliant.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My boss is totally David Brent - even down to the dancing / singing round the office.

 

He sounds like a cool guy ! ;)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Uk version is one of my all time favourites. Ive also got all the dvd's. The first time i saw it i was just "what the?!"... , however the 2nd time i couldnt stop laughing.

The US version is decent, but the original UK version craps all over it..

 

Excellent show, can`t decide which episode is the best as they`re all funny and so true to life! :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Uk version is one of my all time favourites. Ive also got all the dvd's. The first time i saw it i was just "what the?!"... , however the 2nd time i couldnt stop laughing.

The US version is decent, but the original UK version craps all over it..

Yeah, it took me an episode to get into it - i wasn't used to the mockumentary style - but I love it. I saw the first season of the British Office, I haven't seen the second, whereas I've seen up to season four of the American Office. They're both bloody hilarious.

 

The 2nd series is excellent too mate, cant go wrong with this show, I need to start having a look at the US version! :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brilliant show, great, well written and cringingly embarassing stuff at times. Not being pro British here, but the UK version was much much better than the US version, which I thought didn't translate nearly half aswell, mainly due to bloke playing the lead role was nowhere near Ricky Gervais's fantastic character, which made the whole show so, great.

 

A lot of admirers of this great show in here Jez :tumbsup:

 

Quite a few people I know can`t get used to the style and humour of this show, very original and piss yourself funny I think :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A great series. I also liked Ricky Gervais's 'Extras'

 

Extras was excellent too, especially the first series.

 

The one with Grant Mitchell and Vinnie Jones was hilarious as was the one with Herman Munster boot :tumbsup:

 

In fact all were excellent, just so funny :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Office is one of the best ever. I loved Tim - he sums up the whole dry British sense of humour in a nut shell (or in jelly if you prefer!). The US version was OK but once you've seen the best you forget the rest! My boss is totally David Brent - even down to the dancing / singing round the office. God help me!!

 

Tim was a great character, Gareth was such a knob, really annoying. :lol:

 

David Brent is in every work place, I`m sure of that :lol:

 

The cleaner makes me laugh, just stood in the background staring at the camera :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A great series. I also liked Ricky Gervais's 'Extras'

 

Backed, I actually preferred 'Extras' to 'The Office'.

 

Both great shows, was a little disappointed with the 2nd series of Extras, not up to the extremely high standard of the first series! :)

 

Which was your favourite Extras episode? :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Brilliant show, great, well written and cringingly embarassing stuff at times. Not being pro British here, but the UK version was much much better than the US version, which I thought didn't translate nearly half aswell, mainly due to bloke playing the lead role was nowhere near Ricky Gervais's fantastic character, which made the whole show so, great.

I honestly can't compare as I'm yet to see the UK one but I think Steve Carell is freakin' brilliant in the US one.

 

Yeah Carell is good, but the more stripped-down documentary style of the UK version actually makes it seem more lifelike. I like both, but the original UK version is probably my fave ever comedy show. And Extras is every bit as good, even the movie version - which is brilliant.

 

Spot on Tim, both great and certainly refreshingly original :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.