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Old 11-07-03, 03:17 AM
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When is The Office Season 2 out ?

I loved Season 1 of The Office, does anyone know when season 2 comes out (in R1) ?
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Been out already a couple of weeks here in the UK...i know that doesn't help too much..the first season was released almost a year before it was released in R1..but that was before it was ever aired stateside so hopefully it won't be too long to wait for you.
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I watched the first episode of this with a friend. I didn't find it that funny. It had its moments, but overall was boring and agonizingly slow. Does it get better as it goes on? I do like British humor, but I didn't find the first episode to be that funny.
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Originally posted by EPKJ
I watched the first episode of this with a friend. I didn't find it that funny. It had its moments, but overall was boring and agonizingly slow. Does it get better as it goes on? I do like British humor, but I didn't find the first episode to be that funny.


If you didn't like the first episode, I'm not sure you'll like the rest either.

I think this show is hysterical.
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Old 11-07-03, 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by RichDB10
Been out already a couple of weeks here in the UK...i know that doesn't help too much..the first season was released almost a year before it was released in R1..but that was before it was ever aired stateside so hopefully it won't be too long to wait for you.
It's airing on BBCAmerica now, so I would say it would be not until Spring 2004. Atleast that is what I would think. I could be completely wrong on that, but it would make sense IMO. I am still waiting for my R2 discs of S2 to arrive, I should have them in my hands this sunday. I think I will have to marathon it.
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I got my r2 a week ago, broke down and watched every episode.

Such a fantastic, fantastic show.
Originally posted by EPKJ
I watched the first episode of this with a friend. I didn't find it that funny. It had its moments, but overall was boring and agonizingly slow. Does it get better as it goes on? I do like British humor, but I didn't find the first episode to be that funny.
Hmmm. Either it's not someone's taste at all... or they're missing the point.
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Old 11-07-03, 01:17 PM
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I hear that NBC? is planning to produce an American copy of "The Office" a la "Coupling".

I find it very strange that they want to recreate a show already in English for American viewers... because they want to sanitize it for public consumption.

NBC's Coupling was absolutely terrible. I hate to think what they're going to do with The Office.
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Old 11-07-03, 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by EPKJ
I watched the first episode of this with a friend. I didn't find it that funny. It had its moments, but overall was boring and agonizingly slow. Does it get better as it goes on? I do like British humor, but I didn't find the first episode to be that funny.
I found it took at least an episode for me to "get it". After that I was hooked. I cant guarentee youll be the same though as we all have different senses of humour.

Maybe ill get a cheap Region Free player after xmas. I'll be back in the UK for xmas hols so ill pick up the R2 version then.

Why does the US try to take all our great stuff and destroy it with a politically correct version. You think they would have given up after attempting it with Red Dwarf, Men behaving badly and Coupling. Dont they think the general population would enjoy/understand a show made in a different country ??
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Originally posted by jdpatri
I hear that NBC? is planning to produce an American copy of "The Office" a la "Coupling".

I find it very strange that they want to recreate a show already in English for American viewers... because they want to sanitize it for public consumption.

NBC's Coupling was absolutely terrible. I hate to think what they're going to do with The Office.
I doubt they would seeing that the Coupling remake was already canceled. I did hear that there is a movie in the talking stages, or atleast that Ricky Gervais was interested after being approached about it.
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Originally posted by fnordboy
I doubt they would seeing that the Coupling remake was already canceled.
The remake was that bad, huh? Did the remake do the "The Woman with Two Breasts" as well or did they have original episodes? That was one of the funniest episodes in the UK version, IMO.

BTW, I enjoyed the The Office. I suggest that the guy who didnt like it to keep on watching the rest of the season. If you still don't like it, then it's definitely not for you.
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Old 11-07-03, 11:23 PM
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After watching season 1, I couldn't wait, so I ordered the R2 of the second season and got it a few days ago.

As genuinely great TV characters go, David Brent gives George Costanza a solid run for his money.
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Old 11-08-03, 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Dazed
Why does the US try to take all our great stuff and destroy it with a politically correct version. You think they would have given up after attempting it with Red Dwarf

When did this happen?
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Old 11-08-03, 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by Burnt Alive

When did this happen?
They made a pilot in 1992 which thankfully they didnt air as the cast wasnt that good (apart from Robert Llewellyn who reprised his role of kryton). They rewrote the pilot and recast but I dont think that ever went to camera.

some bad quality versions of the original have managed to find there way onto some of the file sharing networks, ive seen it, its kinda wierd but still funny in parts as it quite similar to the UK episode 1.

Heres some images of the recast crew and shots from the episode

http://groups.msn.com/thereddwarfzone/reddwarfusa.msnw
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I'm a Brit, and got Season 2 a couple of weeks ago. It's even MORE agonising than S1, with David Brent put into the most excruciatingly embarrassing situations right from the off.

It's a true work of genius, unforgettable. All the S1 cast are there, plus you've got some great new characters - a very, very horny girl for Tim and a smooth new boss for Brent who is the perfect anti-Christ.

Re: getting the humour ... I'd never seen a single episode when I bought Series One under huge pressure from my mates to get it. I loaded up episode 1, and thought right, open your mind, let's see if it's as funny as everyone says it is.

Five minutes in, I was still wondering .. then Gareth opened his drawer to find what Tim had done with his stapler. The sheer surprise factor blew me away, one of the funniest things I've ever seen ... from that single second onwards (I laughed my arse off, rewound it and laughed out loud again), The Office had me. I got it right then, and I love every episode in S1 and S2.

Both box sets have good extras too - Series 2 has some very funny outtakes and deleted scenes
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also, Ricky Gervais is gonna have a small stint as a bad guy in Alias in the next few weeks if anyone is interested.
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Just finished the fourth ep of season 1 and I'm completely hooked. I'd rank it just behind Curb Your Enthusiasm as the funniest show I've ever seen. I'm forcing myself to only watch one ep per day so that I can savor it.
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I love this show, thank goodness for Region Free, so I could get it as soon as possible. I watched the whole season in a night, I just couldn't stop. My sides were sore from excessive laughter. I am sorry it is over, no new The Office, save specials, makes me sad. This show is genius.
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Friday December 26 & Saturday December 27

Final episodes ever of The Office on BBC

Wonder when we'll see these on BBC America
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Originally posted by jdpatri
I hear that NBC? is planning to produce an American copy of "The Office" a la "Coupling".

I find it very strange that they want to recreate a show already in English for American viewers... because they want to sanitize it for public consumption.

NBC's Coupling was absolutely terrible. I hate to think what they're going to do with The Office.
The good news is that Ricky Gervis is working with NBC on the US version. I've also heard that they want to redo father Ted for US, which would probably be horrible.

I got Season 2 along with Futurama season 4 last week, and I didn't realize that it was anamorphic, and unfortunetly my Cyberhome 300's only weakness is that it can't do a proper conversion. But the good news is that there is a Hi Def big screen at work that I can and have watch it on.
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Old 12-05-03, 01:34 AM
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This is very much one of those shows that you either "get" or you don't - there is no in between.

I personally love it, and lot's of people here in the UK do too. But there are a lot of people I know who simply hate it, and cannot see what all the fuss is about.

I certainly think it helps if you either work,or have worked in an office-type environment, because a lot of it rings very true. We have all met a character like David Brent at some point.

The good news is that they have filmed 2 special episodes to be aired on UK TV over Christmas, which apparently will be the last ever and will tie up all the loose ends.

Cannot say I have any info on when S2 is out in the US, though. But for my money it was better than season 1 - it has one classic laugh out loud moment in the Comic Relief episode (a US version of charity telethon's) that was being sampled and sent all over the world on jpeg files...you probably know the bit I am talking about.

A great series.
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Well, perhaps I will try watching the entire first season.
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I'm from the US, and I think The Office is full of brilliant character driven humor. I compare it to the Christopher Guest mockumentaries. I laughed out loud many times during each episode, and I couldn't help but watch the entire season in one sitting.

I have a couple questions for those in the know...

Each episode is a full half hour leaving no time for commercials. When the show airs in Great Britan is it on a commercial free channel similar to HBO?

Also, they occasionally use language that wouldn't make it onto US broadcast television. Are British regulations more lax, or is it bleeped out? Again, if it does indeed air on some kind of pay channel that would also explain it.
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Originally posted by hugo1000faces
I have a couple questions for those in the know...

Each episode is a full half hour leaving no time for commercials. When the show airs in Great Britan is it on a commercial free channel similar to HBO?

Also, they occasionally use language that wouldn't make it onto US broadcast television. Are British regulations more lax, or is it bleeped out? Again, if it does indeed air on some kind of pay channel that would also explain it.
It's shown on BBC2 (I think, can't remember exactly) in the U.K. The BBC is like PBS, only with much better funding. So no, no commercials. Over-the-air like the American networks.

British decency standards are more lax... after 10 or 11PM broadcasters can show pretty much whatever they want, apart from hard-core pornography.

Any British people out there can probably explain this better than I can.
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You hear the F word at any time after 9pm on uk tv.

More mild swear words such as shit and piss are often heard at 8pm and sometimes in the day time.


Explicit sex is on after 9pm and does not get blurred out as is the case on US television.
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Originally posted by worrywort
Friday December 26 & Saturday December 27

Final episodes ever of The Office on BBC

Wonder when we'll see these on BBC America
According to DVD Times and may be of interest for those of you with region-free capability, the christmas specials and last episodes of the series are due for a R2 release at Easter.

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=6500
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