The Office: An American Workplace (Pilot) recap & spoilers

The Office: An American Workplace (Pilot) (The Office - S1E1) recap & spoilers

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When a documentary crew comes to the offices of Dunder Mifflin to observe the employees and learn about modern management, manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) tries to paint a happy picture of his domain, but his jokes keep falling flat. Then, worse, his supervisor from the corporate office tells him that his branch may be downsized. Making a characteristically bad leadership decision, Michael decides not to tell his staff, but the information quickly leaks. Meanwhile sales rep Jim (John Krasinski) spars with his irritating nemesis Dwight (Rainn Wilson), and flirts with office receptionist Pam (Jenna Fischer), until they are all forced to consider what their options are if there is downsizing. B.J. Novak also stars..

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Love this showLove the basketball episode, one of my favorites. laughed my head off. Luv it. keep it up Steve Carrell and the cast.Score: 4/5

GoodI love the office but this is the first season.Score: 4/5

The Office!!!This show is one of the best shows on T.V. I love it and it is hilarious. Get it!.Score: 5/5

Great Show!! Must see..Best Show ever!! Once I bought the first season, I had to buy the next and the next and now I'm up to Season 6.....Score: 5/5

OKIt's not as good as Parks and Recreation..Score: 3/5

Best comedy on television.My advice about watching this show is to do a lot of it..Score: 5/5

Not goodFunny parts sometimes, the rest is pretty boring.Score: 2/5

Extremely Funny, and Totally Worth ItI watch The Office very often, and think it is one of the funniest, and most cleverly written shows. The "Basketball" episode made me laugh constantly and I recommend it to anyone. I have watched it a few times since I downloaded it and laugh just as hard every time. I also recommend the "Office Olympics" and "The Alliance" (which are both a dollar under "Producers Picks"). This was a great download and was totally worth it..Score: 5/5

Awesome!!Great season. Steve Carell at his best. If you want to see all 5 seasons...check out netflicks...it's cheaper than this, but for all 5 seasons..Score: 5/5

Great ShowIm glad that the show is back on itunes and I hope it remains that way :).Score: 5/5

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AwesomeThe office is one of the best shows ever..Score: 5/5

I love itBest show ever!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

BEST SHOW EVER!!!I luv this show, and have watched it over and over again. Not an episode of the 9 seasons disappointed me. BUY IT you will not regret it.😄.Score: 5/5

That's what she saidThese writers are geniuses.!.Score: 5/5

Funniest Show On TVEvery charachter, every episode and every season is hilarious. Buy it, you will not regret it..Score: 5/5

Great comedyIf you're looking to own one of the greatest comedies, look no further kids! Definitely collect this series. However, I would also recommend the original British version to REAL fans if you have not seen it. I actually saw that series before this Americanized version. Both are funny, but the British version's humour can be less obvious to the "everyday American". This version will have you in tears!.Score: 5/5

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.....Absolute rubbish.....just didnt work for the americans. the office UK is the best thing i've ever seen but this is shocking i am sorry to say!.Score: 1/5

Dont forget where you came from.....Why isn't the ORIGINAL Office on iTunes? I'd much rather watch that than a spin-off, come on iTunes catch up!.Score: 1/5

Come On Guys....For goodness sake this is the US version, the other ones the English version stop complaining and comparing them why don't you just say what you don't like about it instead of trying to compare it to something that is rather different to the original. If you hate this that much then you be wouldn't waste your time winging and moaning about the US version..Score: 5/5

A million times better than the UK officeMostly down to the fact that Steve Carel exudes charm and beauty- Gervais is just vile and loathsome- he makes my skin crawl and thats not the character that's just what he exudes. Watch this, watch all seasons and be inspired by the storylines of finding love but also laugh lots!.Score: 5/5

So sharpThis show is very funny, sharp and interesting. It is also a lot less cringe-worthy (possibly because the 'boss' is less annoying) than the UK version so should appeal to a wider audience..Score: 5/5

Didnt workWhats itunes playing at i downloaded it and i jst got 23 minutes of blank grey screen?!.Score: 1/5

Absoloutly brilliantBest thing I've seen for ages, really expensize, but season 2&3 arn't so bad. loads of fun and worth the money.Score: 5/5

David BrentI cant not believe they have this to download and not the british office, very dissapointing, the american one is not bad but does not nearly compare to the original if some one knows why you cant download brents version please fill me in!.Score: 3/5

Not as bad as I thought it would beThis US version hasn't done a bad job but still isn't a patch on the original. Steve Carell is pretty good as the Brent character and the rest of the cast support quite well. Only one I didn't like was the guy taking Gareth's place. Not terrible but not great either..Score: 3/5

UK - give it a whirl, you will come to love itThe first series on its own admission is a pale immitation of the British Office - it's funny but not hilarious, however as the series progress and the American writers and performers get to do their own thing it just gets better and better. Steve Carell is obviously brilliant but the whole cast just grows in confidence and become better defined and the results are hilarious. BJ Novak (Ryan the temp) and Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) write superbly as well as perform. Among all this you have the genius of Dwight Shrute (Rainn Wilson) and Andy Bernard (Ed Helms - the hangover) two of the best TV characters ever and the Tim/Dawn (in the US Jim & Pam) relationship is developed more. Start the journey folks - there are six series and it's addictive. You will love it - promise..Score: 5/5

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