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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A Great ShowGreat stuff in season one, although the seasons get better as you grow on. I'd rate this season a four but nearly all the other seasons a five... It's just that the humor's more dry earlier on, but it still gets great laughs!.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

The office is good but...The office is a good show, and i can definetely see what all the buzz is about... especially because steve carell is so great in it. i have to say though, that this show just doesnt make me laugh out loud. sure, i chuckle occasionally but im not like, doubled over laughing. the show that makes me do that is 30 rock! anyone who likes the office would LOVE 30 rock. if your not hooked after 2 episodes than i dunno whats wrong with you!!!!! just watch it and i promise you will love it!!!!!.Score: 3/5

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

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

BUYY THISS!!!!!!Please!!!!!!!! Ohh myy goshh it's the most amazing show in the world! Just buy it, you won't regret it. But, if you do regret it, you have no sense of humor and you live under a rock. So... BUY THE FREAKING SEASON!!!! Thx(:.Score: 5/5

Very Nice( read my review on season 4 complete look at the office)Wow easily the best show on television. lets hope this helps you guys out a little Pilot- 9/10- Very funny will have you laughing all day Diversity Day- 1,000/10- THE BEST EPISODE ON EVERY OFFICE SEASON. PERIOD. Heath Care- 9/10- very funny gives you a look at Dwight Schrute The Alliance- 8/10- good episode- Not good for hilarity, good for a look at everyone and what they do Basket Ball- 10/10- 100% no questions asked Hot Girl- 10/10- 100% very fuuny. Fact: the hot girl is the girl who plays gazelle on Enchanted.Score: 5/5

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

Great show!I have never sat through an episode and not laughed. A+.Score: 5/5

MehThe show is bad and the only thing that I liked was the camera work.Score: 1/5

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

Where's Gervais?!!I do love this series but Steve Carrell simply cannot compete with Ricky Gervais, Please iTunes, where is the UK version????.Score: 4/5

Uk or UsSeason 1 is too much like the uk version but by time season 2 starts it leaves the uk version standing. Ricky had a good idea and the uk version was great at the time but things move on and grow! The US version is sooo much better, better acting, better writing, plots, stories, jokes better everything! 12 uk episodes total (plus 2 Christmas shows) or over 100 brilliantly writen US episodes. It speaks for itself (I'm from the uk too) the Americans have taken a short good show from the uk and made it one of the best things to come from over the pond, ever!.Score: 5/5

Audio out of sync...... season 1, episode 2..Score: 3/5

LolA student has beaten the master - as Mike would put it. The british version is darker and had a different humor, slower humor. US office on the other hand has FAR better cast (sorry uk), far better characters (i'd blame this on the number of seasons) and better jokes. I really like brit humor, but at some points it was just plain in tasteful on the uK series, whereas in the US spinoff, even when it's too much, it makes sense, since it's there for a reason. In US all the characters show theiy have different sides… And so on....Score: 5/5

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

10/10This is the funniest show i have ever seen. its the best. i think you have got to have a sence of humour to get the jokes and the way they do it. in some ways its not in your face funny. its like its hidden humour. im a huge fan of the english office. but this is alot more upbeat and funnier. worth watching!!!!!.Score: 5/5

OfficeThe office is fantasticly funny and the characters are energetic.RIKI HAS DONE WELL!!!!!!.Score: 5/5

Virgin VS David BrentIf you have ever heard of BS like 6 sigma which is totally ignored along with all the in a real work place or redundancy, hostile take overs, Bankruptcies, back stabbing, credit crunch etc why the steve carell is not on par with or well cast for a David Brent character.Score: 1/5

Great :)This show is just fantastic, much better than the UK office where its just ricky gervais acting like an idoit and im from the uk so..... Also, the fact that the cast chosen for the main roles (excluding michael) make the humour in it so fresh and new. It is a very good show..Score: 5/5

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