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The Office: The Complete First Series


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  • Actors: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Oliver Chris, Lucy Davis
  • Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
  • Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
  • Producers: Anil Gupta, Ash Atalla, Jon Plowman
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Oct. 7 2003
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009ZY9E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,081 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 8 2003
Format: DVD
The Office is hands-down the most original comedy series on television today. Filmed as a mockumentary/"reality" TV show, there is no audience to laugh along with you, which will be appreciated. You'll enjoy watching David Brent, the insecure extroverted idiot who is in a near constant state of self-embarassment through attempts at acceptance, mostly through his self-righteous and forcefully imposed "comedy"; Gareth Keenan, (my favorite) the brown-noising over-confident grumpy geek who knows everything about how to kill a man from his stint in the Territorial Army, as well as office saftey; Tim Canterbury, the everyday man with his almost too-relatable career misery and his crush: Dawn, the adorably sad recpetionist who dreams of being more; quiet and boring Keith: Mr. No personality, Chris Finch - the sleaziest of sleaze jerk-of-a travelling salesman and best friend of David (not suprisingly), Jennifer, the level-headed partner of Wernham Hogg, and many more.
The only downside to the 2-disc DVD is the lack of episodes (there are only 6) but its still worth buying since The Office is a comedy series of unusually high quality and wit. Every episiode is a gem, and I can't wait for the season 2 DVD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Graves on Dec 12 2003
Format: DVD
What do you get when you take Waiting For Guffman and put it in a business setting? You get "The Office," the British sitcom that is ferociously breaking into American culture. This 2 DVD set contains the first season of "The Office," as well as a behind the scenes documentary of the making and creation of the show. Enjoy it now before we have the sure-to-be stupid American version of it on NBC or ABC, which will likely perform about as well as the disastrous "Coupling" import.
"The Office" shows us the day-to-day lives of the employees of Wernham Hogg paper company, led by the insufferable boss David Brent (Ricky Gervais, the shows co-writer and co-creator). While David is usually the focus of each episode, the show contains a very deep supporting cast, including Gareth, the military-trained assistant-to-the-manager, Tim, the anti-Gareth, who he's constantly warring with, and his in-office romantic interest Dawn, the everyday-pretty secretary.
If you are familiar with the films of Christopher Guest - Waiting For Guffman, Spinal Tap, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind - then you'll be right at home with "The Office." It's filmed in the simplistic and usually funny "mockumentary" style. For reasons never named in the show, there are cameramen throughout the Wernham Hogg offices filming the daily activities of all the employees, as well as conducting frequent and insightful interviews with the characters.
Enough of that - here's why the show is brilliant: You know everyone in the cast. At one time or another, you have met David Brent. Maybe he was your own boss once. Gareth was that psycho kid in study hall that always read Guns and Ammo and always insisted on showing you some Judo throw he'd recently learned. Tim is the nice guy that the pretty girls always took advantage of.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Hind on Oct. 17 2003
Format: DVD
While the television pool is currently littered with reality shows, "The Office" offers a breath of fresh air. It is a mockumentary, a comedy specifically designed to LOOK like a bird's eye view of the everyday activities of a British paper merchant. The irony is that these actors have more depth and personality than any "character" from shows like The Real World and Big Brother.
The cast is led by Ricky Gervais (who also co-writes) as regional manager David Brent, an ultimately sleazy boss who spends more time trying to be witty than he does managing his staff. His battles with political correctness are hilarious, as he is very aware that a camera is following him. His right hand man is Gareth (Mackenzie Crook), a former army lieutenant who believes he has more company power than his assistant regional manager (I mean, assistant TO the regional manager) position truly entitles. Gareth spends most of his day pestering Tim (Martin Freeman), an obviously bored sales associate who always has a witty comment to add to any conversation. Dawn (Lucy Davis), a receptionist engaged to marry a warehouse worker, is the object of Tim's affection and the victim of one of Mr. Brent's cruelest practical jokes in the pilot.
Each cast member is some sort of caricature of a person you might see in your own workplace. The situations they come across could happen to anyone (lay-offs, sexual harassment, jokes via company e-mail, romances, et cetera). This show is kind of like "Spinal Tap": it fools you for a second to believe that this office could exist. And there's no whining, no drama for the camera's sake, no huge mansions for seven people to argue in. It's just these people, going about their days, doing their jobs. And it couldn't be more brilliant or side-splittingly funny.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Goldsmith on June 19 2003
Format: DVD
Its a comedy in the style of Office Space, Best In Show, Waiting for Guffman, and This is Spinal Tap... but more hilarious.
Its a television show reminiscent of The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Fawlty Towers and Seinfield, but 100 times better.
In a regional office of a paper merchant in Slough, a dreary suburb of London, manager David Brent explains to the viewer that he's loved by his staff because rather than being a tyrannical slave driver, he's a "chilled out entertainer." Sadly every second the documentary crew follows David, it becomes perfectly clear that he is neither "chilled out" or an "entertainer."
The staff includes toady assistant to the manager Gareth, sarcastic sales rep Tim, daydreamer receptionist Dawn, brainy temp Ricky, sleazy salesman Finchy, cleaning lady Joan, the accountants: low-energy Keith, mousy Sheila, and bitter Malcolm, and the warehouse workers cold Lee, goof off Taffy Glynn, and midget forklift driver Monkey Alan. Plus there's wonderful visits from David's boss corporate watchdog Jennifer Taylor Clark and professional trainer Rowan.
Yes, it is a painfully truthful at cubicle working. Yes, the acting and writing are top-notch. Yes, its one of the most original television series ever.
But simply, the reason you'll keep watching is because it's very very funny.
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