This week I'm choosing a comedy as series tip of the week! I decided we could use some fun. I looked around and checked our dvd collection. Which series would be suitable for this week! My eye fell on the Office. I've seen a few episodes of the series throughout the years. It was only after getting to know Sig that I also really got to know this series. He already owned all the seasons on dvd. So we started watching..
Who's currently working in an office or have worked in an office? * Raise your hands*. Oh yeah, I thought so.. Quite a lot of you! Well me too! And what I love the most about the Office is that it's very recognizable. You'll a lot of typical characters and behavior you'll find in every office. (And of course some extreme situation that I really hope you don't recognize haha) For the ones who don't know this series: I'll explain a bit what it's about. The Office is about a group of office workers. They work for a paper company called Dunder Mifflin. You mainly follow their working day at the company. And there's days are not boring at all I can assure you.
How about the actors?
The Office really has some amazing actors. The one you probably know best is Steve Carell! In the Office, he plays Michael Scott: The manager. One of his best known quotes is: "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both! I want people to be afraid of how much the love me." He's a manager like you've never seen before. He is irresponsible, rude, funny, arrogant etc! He wants all of his employees to see him as a friend. He thinks he is the BEST BOSS EVER (Which he réally isn't). He's trying to make jokes all day. And with that he's insulting people and he makes fun of them. But still he thinks he's just awesome.
A character I really like in the Office is Dwight! Do you agree? You probably either hate him or love him. I think every office has, more or less, a sort of a Dwight. Dwight (portayed by Rainn Wilson) is the best salesman. But he seriously lacks some social skills. For me he really is the most important character in the Office. The series wouldn't be the same without him. Dwight totally adores Michael. And loves to call himself 'assistant to the manager'. He doesn't like the other employees though. He really wants authority over them. He acts like he knows éverything (also non work subjects). With that, he often annoys his colleagues. A few of my favorite Dwight quotes: "You couldn't handle my undivided attention." and "I never smile if I can help it. Showing one's teeth is a submission signal in primates. When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life."
Then we have the lovebirds: Pam (Jenna Fischer) & Jim (John Krasinki). What's an office without a romance? Will they be together? Or not? Will Pam marry the guy she's engaged to for years? Or will she pick Jim? They're cute friends/ potential couple. And luckily it's not only goody-goody. They of some great pranks in the office which will definitely make you laugh!
Some more employees in the office are:
Toby(Paul Lieberstein), the HR representative. Michael hátes him.
Angela (Angela Kinsey): The cold and uptight cat lady, who's the head of the accounting department.
Stanley (Leslie David Baker): a sales representative who really dislikes Michael. He's grumpy and stays away from all the pranks.
Kelly (Mindy Kaling): She's a customer service representative. She's very chatty and loves gossiping.
Who will like this?
It's a comedy series! So you have to be up for a laugh ;). As I've told before: I don't watch a lot comedy movies or series. I just don't laugh that quickly in front of the TV. But: I really really liked the Office. You can see some things just happen in your own office. The Office is actually an adaptation of the series the Office on BBC. I haven only watched the Office US series. Has anyone also seen original Office series? I'd just say: If you like the idea of pranks, competition and discussions in an office: try it out for a few episodes. Find out if it makes you laugh! They really did an effort in making it look like a documentary more than a regular comedy. And I really enjoy that. I think it's a big plus they don't use studio audience or laugh tracks. The characters also know there's a camera. They use it to talk to, to gives look. I think that's really fun. It makes you feel a part of their group.
How many seasons?
There are 9 seasons!
I really loved this series! I'll give you a few reasons:
1. The characters. They're great!! They all have their own weirdness. It just so much fun to look at.
2. I can relate. Some things feel so familiar. It feels like you could be in the Office as well.
3. The pranks. They do awesome pranks in the office. They always find something funny. Can't stop laughing.
4. Their work attitude. It's so much fun to see how they all interpret their jobs and how they compete for better positions.
5 Talking to the camera. It makes you feel part of their group. They talk to you, give you looks. You feel part of the prank or whatever else is going on.
Anyone here who also watched this series? What's your favourite series? Have been addicted to a series? What series (or genres) would you like to see in Series Tip of the Week?