The Office (UK) - Season 1
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The Office is a British television mockumentary sitcom first broadcast in the UK on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme follows the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictional Wernham Hogg paper company. Gervais also starred in the series, playing the central character David Brent.
The show is a mockumentary based in a branch of a large paper company called Wernham Hogg (where \"life is stationery\"), in the Slough Trading Estate in Berkshire. Slough is a large town immortalised for its lack of appeal by John Betjeman in his poem \"Slough\" (\"Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough/It isn't fit for humans now...\").The office is headed by general manager David Brent (Gervais), aided by his team leader and Assistant to the Regional Manager Gareth Keenan, played by Mackenzie Crook. Much of the series' comedic success stems from Brent, who frequently makes attempts to win favour with his employees and peers with embarrassing or disastrous results. Brent's character flaws are used to comic effect, including numerous verbal gaffes, inadvertent racism and sexism, and other social faux pas.
Parents need to know that this sardonic British mockumentary skewers the corporate world, exposing the drudgery, tedium, and mindless pranks that make up daily life for so many office drones. Central character David Brent manages to inadvertently offend nearly everyone around him with his casual sexism, occasional racism, and nonstop pompous blather. Nearly the entire series takes place in the office, but there's plenty of talk about wild nights out drinking, plenty of swearing (including \"s--t\"), and a fair bit of flirting and sexual innuendo.
David Brent (Ricky Gervais) thinks he's God's gift to middle management, but really he's The Boss from Hell. He wants, desperately, to be everybody's pal, but he usually manages to offend just about everyone in THE OFFICE with his constant stream of sexist, racist, and just plain idiotic verbal misfires. Don't think of him as a total jerk, however; his comments don't stem from hostility, but from sheer obliviousness and a near-total inability to empathize with anyone. The hilarious \"Britcom\" focuses on Brent and his coworkers in a regional office of a large paper supplier -- could anything sound drearier By showing Brent's daily offenses against propriety and his coworkers' pained responses, the show documents the never-ending tedium and petty infighting of the corporate world.
Gervais is brilliant as the clueless office manager. Steve Carell has made the role his own in the hit U.S. version of the show, but Gervais deserves credit for inventing a character who's pure blather and corporate doublespeak to the core. The series uses the \"mockumentary\" format, following the office workers through their daily activities and letting them explain their inner thoughts directly to the cameras. This enables Brent to show, in his own words, that his displays of false bravado and accidental insults are no show. His public missteps and private self are one and the same, and nearly everything that comes from his mouth is cringeworthy.
Brent's coworkers are just as important, and the series is spot-on in capturing the little details of their efforts to make office life bearable. The unctuous Gareth's (Mackenzie Crook) attempts to cozy up to his boss make him almost as annoying as Brent. And it's hard not to feel for Tim (Martin Freeman), who's clearly unsatisfied with his sales rep position -- and his life -- and pines for the receptionist Dawn (Lucy Davis). Viewers will likely see some aspect of themselves in The Office, making this a comedy with universal appeal (although it may make teens want to avoid the real world a bit longer...).
Families can talk about office politics. Do you think this portrayal of office life is close to reality Do the characters seem real, or do they seem more like stereotypes of office workers Would you like to work in such an environment Do you think many people actually do
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Synopsis:Winner of Best Sit-com & Best Comedy drama at the 2002 Royal TV Society, this six-part comedy series is set in a Slough paper merchants. Episode 1: David Brent learns that his branch of the paper merchants might be closed down. But he promises his staff, that under his regime there will be no redundancies. Episode 2: Donna arrives on work experience. But her first day at work is dominated by a dirty picture of her boss that`s been e-mailed around the office. Episode 3: It`s Tim`s birthday. But it`s also the annual quiz night. Will Brent and Finchy be able to beat the young pretenders Tim & Ricky Episode 4: Rowan, a management consultant, has come to Wernham Hogg to give the staff a special training day. Episode 5: Even though some of the staff may be made redundant, Brent decides to take on a new secretary. Naturally, he chooses the prettiest woman. Episode 6: It`s judgement day on whether the office is to be downsized...
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\"Ken Kwapis, the director, walked into the production office and asked if anyone would like to be in the background of a scene,\" Fischer recalled. \"And those two women came and sat there for that couple of hours. They were so giddy.\"
According to Kinsey, the accounting corner was famous for passing Post-it Notes, and if you look closely throughout the series you can even spot some on display. Kinsey spotted a yellow Post-it that was hanging in accounting during all nine seasons of the show in Season 1, Episode 2.
\"...A lot of our real cars have appeared as cars in the show,\" Kinsey added. \"And then in later seasons, they had us move our cars. I think maybe they realized there's like liability or something... But in those early days, those were our cars.\"
Though the seasons visibly changed in The Office to properly reflect the setting of Scranton, Pennsylvania, filming in California meant that the outside weather didn't always match character wardrobes.
You know \"The Injury\" episode in Season 2 where Michael accidentally burns his foot on a George Foreman grill, but did you know that Steve Carell had a real injury later that season in the \"Drug Testing\" episode
When discussing Season 2, Episode 21, titled \"Conflict Resolution,\" Fischer and Kinsey dished on some utterly delightful background details. The first is that the various plaques hanging around the office feature the names of real people from the crew.
\"This moment happens at 4:32, and right next to Steve's head on this pillar you can see this plaque. It is a certificate of participation for Marc Christie,\" Fischer said. (Christie was the best boy grip and the key grip for seasons one through three of the show.)
Over on Lost they showed the love in a different way. Lost is the story of a group of people who miraculously survive a horrible plane crash only to be stranded on a mysterious and dangerous island. One of the show's gimmicks is that every episode tells the story of what is happening on the island intercut with a flashback story centering on one of the castaways. Almost always the flashback has some direct or indirect tie to the island based plot. In the first season episode Homecoming, the flashback story centered on Charlie, a former rock star who, before the crash, had fallen on hard times. The flashback centered on a downtrodden Charlie trading on his former fame to hook up with a rich girl with the intent of robbing her and her family. This leads to a \"wink wink\" reference to The Office. While Charlie is at his mark's house, she tells him her father is not at home because he is off buying some paper company in Slough! Very cool.
The main setting is the administrative office for the Slough branch of paper supplies company Wernham Hogg, presided over by Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist David Brent (Gervais). His Number Two, Gareth Keenan (Mackenzie Crook), is an unpleasant, pathetic loser with a military obsession. The most sympathetic character is Tim Canterbury (Martin Freeman), the witty clerk whose friendship with receptionist Dawn Tinsley (Lucy Davis) borders on the romantic. The series was met with great critical acclaim and won several awards, hailed for its original style and subtle, insightful humour.
With Gervais starring in the lead, the story focuses upon the central character David Brent. We first meet Brent as he learns that his branch of the paper merchants might be closed down but promises he won't allow any redundancies. the programme follows the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictional Wernham Hogg paper company.
The Office UK has a total of 14 episodes which were filmed across two full seasons. Having felt the story was incomplete, a Christmas special followed which was released in two parts. All of these episodes are available to stream on BBC iPlayer at the time of writing this article.
The Office is one of the iconic British comedies of all time. Tapping in to cringeworthy office culture - overbearing bosses, inane conversation and office romance - this mockumentary launched the careers of Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman and Mackenzie Crook, among others. 59ce067264