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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #60 on: Jul 11, 2006 at 08:19 AM »
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #61 on: Jul 27, 2006 at 11:27 PM »
The pilot episode of the NBC version debuted on Star World earlier tonight but started telling friends to see the second episode next week instead. This is how I got my sister hooked in spite of her loathing of Steve Carell. She hated The 40-Year Old Virgin. It also helped that John Krasinski is around.
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #62 on: Jul 28, 2006 at 01:21 AM »
The second episode is Diversity Day, right?

I would consider that episode at par with any of the UK version's best episodes!


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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #63 on: Jul 28, 2006 at 01:04 PM »
Yup! It's the best episode to acquaint with the characters.

My favorite scenes are that of Michael, imitating Chris Rock: What you want, a cookie? and Pam sleeping on Jim's shoulder.
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #64 on: Sep 23, 2006 at 09:37 PM »
Just watched the first episode of season 3...  And I'm happy to say that the show still hasn't lost its' touch!

[SPOILERS]


It's a bit of a downer how the writers resolved the Pam and Jim thing, but I think that it's necessary so that the show can move forward...  Not seeing Jim (oh, sorry, Big Tuna) at the Scranton office and taking part in Michael and Dwight's shenanigans made me miss the guy, and I think the writers intended it to be that way so that the viewers would, in a way, feel like how it would be in Pam's shoes.  Brilliant!

I've seen a pic from Jenna Fischer's myspace page that leads me to believe that the Scranton and Stamford brances might be merged soon (just like the 2nd season of the UK series), but that's just pure speculation on my part, so I can't wait to see how this season unfolds...

Things I loved about the season opener:
- the KISS!!!
- the GAYDAR!!!
- Roy's MUG SHOT!!!


[/END SPOILER]
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #65 on: Sep 27, 2006 at 05:24 AM »
The premiere episode of season 3 was comic genius. It was funny and bittersweet at the same time. The tone was more akin to the British series. It's too bad that, just like Arrested Development, not even an Emmy win translated to more viewers. Even a clip show of Grey's Anatomy had more viewers!  >:( Hope the network gives the show a long leash.
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #66 on: Oct 01, 2006 at 06:34 PM »
just saw episode 2 of season 3.. nice one.. not much laughs but still an excellent one.. it was sweet.. the hooker bit was priceless!(IMO) ;D and Creed never fails to make me laugh! :D

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #67 on: Oct 01, 2006 at 07:23 PM »
I'm actually surprised by how good the U.S. version is especially compared to the masterpiece that was the BBC sitcom.

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #68 on: Oct 02, 2006 at 10:02 PM »
Creed just gets creepier (and funnier) with each new episode...  and I'm LOVING it!!! ;D
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #69 on: Oct 07, 2006 at 09:28 PM »
Episode 3: Coup

Not a lot of laugh-out loud moments but a couple of interesting new plot points.

Michael Scott loves Entourage! And if you have a chance to see the deleted scenes for this episode, he also watches Grey's Anatomy and NCIS.

Creed: Just looking.  ;D

Loved The Godfather II recreation.
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #70 on: Oct 08, 2006 at 01:29 AM »
I love Creed! ;D He's getting creepier and creepier..  And I actually liked that Karen and Jim bit at the end..

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #71 on: Oct 22, 2006 at 02:06 AM »
Love me, love me
say that you love me
fool me, fool me
go on and fool me
love me, love me
pretend that you love me
leave me, leave me
just say that you need me
Love me love me
say that you love me
leave me leave me
just say that you need me
I can't care 'bout anything but you...


Priceless! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #72 on: Nov 11, 2006 at 03:45 AM »
The episode written by Ricky Gervais ad Stephen Merchant is coming up.. And next week's episode is a supersized one.. Nice!  ;)

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #73 on: Nov 20, 2006 at 04:12 PM »
I've always liked the US version, but I kept waiting for it to be its own show and not just be a copy of the original series.

That last episode, not to mention the whole third season, pretty much did just that.

That was just excellent. Can't wait until the next episode.

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #74 on: Nov 20, 2006 at 04:51 PM »
Harold Ramis is scheduled to direct their big Christmas episode. Yeah!  ;D
J.J. Abrams follows in February. Huh?  :o

http://community.tvguide.com/thread.jspa?threadID=700010758

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #75 on: Dec 01, 2006 at 11:25 PM »
Two words.

Rainbow. Connection.

Freakin' awesome episode. Great job by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant! I'd let those two write a sitcom anytime!  ;D
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #76 on: Dec 02, 2006 at 05:46 AM »
Prison Mike + Dementors = Hilarious! :D

and yeah, Ed Helms and the Rainbow Connection...  ;D
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #77 on: Dec 02, 2006 at 06:18 AM »
My wife and I just about died when "Prison Mike" made that Dementor comment! ;D
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #78 on: Jan 10, 2007 at 02:02 PM »
Phobos!

Joss Whedon to direct an episode of 'The Office'

http://televisionary.blogspot.com/2007/01/office-gossip-joss-whedon-faces-his.html

 ;D

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #79 on: Jan 11, 2007 at 07:59 AM »
That link doesn't confirm if the source of the news is from a reliable source or started by the writer of that blog himself.

Still, if it's true, I'm ready to spring my geek boner and point it at the TV when the show is on.

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #80 on: Jan 11, 2007 at 09:38 AM »
That link doesn't confirm if the source of the news is from a reliable source or started by the writer of that blog himself.

Still, if it's true, I'm ready to spring my geek boner and point it at the TV when the show is on.

Geek on... It's been confirmed by NBC Universal, the story's here:
http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2007/01/fightin_dwight_.html

The episode will air late February.  ;D
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #81 on: Jan 13, 2007 at 01:14 AM »


"Oh young Jim, there is just so much I need to warn you about, and yet, tragically...  I cannot!"

Another classic episode!  ;D
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #82 on: Jan 27, 2007 at 05:36 PM »
Jenna Fischer's latest myspace blog entry:


Friday, January 26, 2007
     
Joss Whedon in Da House!

So much has happened since my last blog.  We lost a Golden Globe, I met Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and we've shot 2 more hilarious episodes of The Office…we are shooting one right now in fact.  So, starting next week...no more reruns!

I wanted to post a whole blog about the Golden Globes along with photos but I never got around to it.  For the last week and a half we've been shooting on different locations so I've had limited computer access.  Also, the camera battery on my digital camera died and I cannot find the charger which means I can't power it up to download any of the photos.  (I asked Lynn to buy us a new charger today.  Just another example of the type of things a personal assistant does for you.)  Hopefully I can post some pictures soon.  I have a great one of B.J. Novak at the Golden Globes ceremony typing on his Blackberry.  (Typical.)

The Golden Globes were pretty cool…until the part where we lost.  It picked up again at the after party when Ben Affleck came over to our group and geeked out on the show.  He told me to quiz him to prove he was a true fan.  I thought, "Okay amazing and talented movie star Ben Affleck who is too cute for words…what is Dwight's middle name?"  And he said, "Um…I know it…wait…Kurt!"  Then he called over his wife – that would be Jennifer Garner – and she geeked out too.  Jennifer Garner is STUNNING by the way.

That was pretty much the highlight of the night.  Some other things I can tell you:  Patrick Dempsey is HOT, Reese Witherspoon is totally sexy and beautiful.  I didn't get very close to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie but I saw them from across the room and stared at them for about 5 minutes…that is no exaggeration.  I literally stared for 5 minutes…which is creepily longer than it sounds.

 The night ended with me and B.J. vamping for the People photographers.  I actually spent most of the evening with B.J. and Angela.  We stood in line for a party where we saw everyone from Paris Hilton to P. Diddy.  It was a crazy night.  But truthfully I mostly wished that I was at home with my husband watching the Season Premiere of 24.  The Globes were fun but not as much fun as watching Jack Bauer murder a man with his mouth.

In officeland…our newest scripts are SO GOOD that I actually yelped during our latest script reading.  When I heard the plot of our next script I gasped!  I wish I could say more.  I think you will be very pleased.  There are lots of cringy, wonderful, funny moments.  And some very touching ones as well.

This week we are shooting with hot shot director Joss Whedon!  This has been especially exciting for me because I already knew Joss.  (He has known my husband for a long time.)  Joss has quickly become one of our favorite directors.  The crew loves him.  He's a huge fan of the show and therefore gets really into every detail of the show.  He watches us even when we are in the background of a scene and compliments our smallest of choices.  It's been a total dream.  I'm currently the background of a scene and I can see him hunched over the monitors watching a scene and giggling like a little girl.  I'm going to miss him.

I feel like there are a bunch of things to announce.  Like the fact that our producers Greg Daniels and Kent Zbornak won the Producers Guild Award for producing our little show.  We got picked up for another season.  We will be back next year!  And, if I may do a little wifely bragging…my husband's movie SLiTHER was the 8th best reviewed movie of the year according to Rotten Tomatoes.  They compile all of the reviews from major publications and make a list of the Top 10 Movies of the Year and Slither was #8!  For a horror movie to make the Top 10 is pretty remarkable.  So, things are good in the Gunn/Fischer house.

Look for us at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night on TBS and TNT.  God, I hope we win.  I actually get a statue if we win.  That would be cool.

(Posted from the desk of Pam Beesley)

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #83 on: Feb 12, 2007 at 11:04 AM »
Joss Whedon promo for this week's episode of The Office:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi0xeFyhlns

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #84 on: May 05, 2007 at 04:18 PM »
Michael: A penis, when seen in the right context is the most wonderful sight for a woman. But in a wrong context, it's like a monster 
            movie.


Dwight: Alien!!!!!

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2007 at 10:03 PM »
I watched the pilot of the NBC version 2+ years ago, and I quickly dismissed this show as another inferior remake of a Britcom, since that's what the pilot was.

A few months ago, seasons 1 and 2 were included in a very limited sale at Amazon, and I figured, at almost 50% off SRP, why not give it another shot? The reviews seemed good enough, anyway. The sets were languishing on my shelves since they arrived, though.

I've spent the last two weeks doing a marathon of NBC's first 2 seasons, and it's absolutely brilliant. I even prefer it to the original at this point. And the DVDs are fantastic! Each episode has 4-10 minutes of deleted scenes, 99% of which are excellent and true to the show's humor - obviously just deleted because of time constraints.

I can't wait to start Season 3 next week. Maybe I'll even catch up in time for the season finale.  ;D
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #86 on: May 18, 2007 at 06:03 PM »
just saw the season finale.. nice one.. i read somewhere that they had 4 alternate endings for this season.. i hope they include that in the season 3 dvd..

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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #87 on: May 18, 2007 at 09:33 PM »
I got the nuked version, which is very much out of sync. About 15 minutes to go...

Wow, I finished three seasons in three weeks!
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Re: The Office (BBC/NBC versions)
« Reply #88 on: May 18, 2007 at 09:38 PM »
next season is going to be exciting.. they are going to have 5-hour long episodes.. that's really something to look forward to..

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